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Earthrise Forum » General Discussion » Earthrise shutting down today

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Posts: 693

3/31/12 10:24:43 AM#61
Originally posted by DecoyTrooper

not surprised, MO may be next

How can you even say that, players have stating MO has never had so many players. Quarterly reports be damned.


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Who did wrong? The advertiser hired to sell the game or the consumer who put faith in advertising?

3/31/12 10:28:35 AM#62
Originally posted by Arquiteto

Bulgarian developer Masthead Studios announced earlier today that they're shutting down the servers for their post-apocalyptic sandbox MMO Earthrise.

"One year after the launch of the game, we have decided to stop the Earthrise servers. Earthrise was released too early and did not meet the expectations of its fans" said Atanas Atanasov, Director of Masthead Studios. "We did our best to revive the game in 2011, but the time was not enough to keep up with the user requirements. There is a huge interest in high quality open world sandbox MMORPGs, unfortunately the big publishers do not show any interest in the genre. It is unfortunate that low budget companies like ours are trying to bring innovativeness in the already saturated MMO market. I hope that one day an independent studio will be able to release the long anticipated open world sandbox MMO, which everyone is talking about, but no one is making. We tried, but did not succeed. We would like to apologize to those who were disappointed from Earthrise and to thank everyone who supported us during the years."

The studio does mention that the planned free-to-play version for this year may still launch if any investor interest is shown, but there has been no word on this yet.

I think I found the crux of the problem. The correct word would be 'innovations'.


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4/18/12 1:56:25 PM#63

I tried the game once using the free trial.  I thought the visuals were stunning but I couldn't get used to the very odd method of controlling combat.

Too bad.


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