UPDATE: We have received word that a pair of companies each seeking to obtain licensing to bring updated / overhauled versions of Darkfall back to gamers worldwide. Ub3rgames' version is Darkfall: New Dawn. Big Picture Games will title their version Darkfall: Rise of Agon. At this writing, neither has managed to secure licensing, but both have reported progress in talks with current owner and developer Aventurine.
Thanks to Slapshot1188, we were have heard of a company calling itself Ub3rgames that is seeking to acquire the license to Darkfall Online, currently held by its original developer Aventurine. According to the "About Us" section, Ub3rgames, if successful in its acquisition, will relaunch the game under the name Darkfall: New Dawn.
Also working to secure licensing for Darkfall is Big Picture Games:
Our approach for this project is as a group of 10 professional developers with previous experience ranging from running multiplayer games, administrating MMO servers and developing large scale high demand infrastructure for businesses. This group formed in order to acquire and rerelease Darkfall Online in today’s market.
We can now confidently begin the major planning and development work needed to successfully relaunch Darkfall, and we plan to secure an official licensing agreement in the coming weeks. Here’s what this development means for everyone involved in this project:
- Over the next few weeks we’ll start to finalize the staff, structure, and workflows of our internal teams.
- We’ll begin preparations for a successful Kickstarter campaign which we plan to launch in the coming months.
- We’ll begin the design and development process for an official website to inform the public about our project and unique vision for Darkfall.
- We’ll also be working closely with our marketing team to begin introducing our talented team members to the public who will be a critical part of making this project a success.
Find out more about each project at the links above.