Earthrise joined that great abyss filled with shut down MMOGs in February when Masthead Studios pulled the plug on the sandbox MMOG. But Earthrise, unlike so many other titles, is getting a rare second chance.
Wuppertal-based developer SilentFuture has taken over development of Earthrise and is currently in the process of revamping the entire game by adding new backstory, newer tech, and making some improvements to the gameplay and features. The new story will change the setting, no longer placing players in a post-apocalyptic world, but in the apocalypse itself.
SilentFuture expects to re-launch Earthrise in Q4 2012 as a free-to-play title.
Source: Earthrise Press Release
SilentFuture takes over Earthrise
Wuppertal-based development studio continues development of the online science-fiction role-playing game
Wuppertal, May 10 2012 - Wuppertal-based development studio SilentFuture has taken over the online science-fiction role-playing game "Earthrise", and is already working on an overhaul. Shut down by developer Masthead in February of 2012, the sandbox MMORPG is receiving a new background story from SilentFuture with the corresponding facelift as well as essential improvements in both gameplay and technology. The relaunch is planned for the fourth quarter of 2012.
Earthrise is scheduled to return to the market as a Free-to-Play game. SilentFuture also plans to revamp many of the systems used in Earthrise and to adjust the game world accordingly. A new background story complete with facelift will provide more excitement - Earthrise players no longer find themselves in a post-apocalyptic world, but rather part of the apocalypse itself.
SilentFuture CEO Daniel Schemann explains: "With Earthrise, we've taken over an MMO with enormous potential for development. That's why we started revamping Earthrise earlier this month together with a team of experienced programmers. First we intend to address known issues in design and technology, during which we will be focusing on fundamental factors such as network and server performance. But we won't be neglecting the story and the gameplay, either. Our goal is to present players a gaming experience in the near future which is as exciting as it is varied!"
SilentFuture is specialized in the development of Multiplayer Games with a strong focus on MMORPG design and conception. Founded in 2005 by Daniel Schemann, the firm offers the complete palette of online game development and lifecycle services - from market research through project planning and design to customer support. For more information, please visit www.silentfuture.de
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