The latest State of the Game letter has been published on the Rift site. In it, Bill Fisher indicates that the team is listening to its community, and working to respond to the wishes they present. Fisher also drops a few hints about what might be coming in the future when Rift 3.0 drops.
Expansions are always exciting! New places to play, new things to do, expanding mechanics, and adding entirely new systems are all the hallmark of a traditional expansion pack.
We here are Trion are anything but traditional when it comes to development. We want to shake things up and keep things fresh for you. We want to provide the best experience possible, and we want to add new things every step of the way.
That’s why the team is viewing 3.0 not only as the destination and final product, but as a continuing journey that leads to something magnificent.
Why wait for an expansion pack to release a new crafting profession? Why wait to introduce new souls for each of the callings? Why wait to start introducing the story of 3.0?
In the world of “No Tricks, No Traps,” is there a better way to do these things? How can we create the best experience along the road, while preserving the excitement we’ve all come to love the day that expansions finally release?
We looked at those questions and decided that the old model might just be outdated, and wanted to try something different!
Expect more details around this as time goes on. We hope to bring you the most interesting year of RIFT’s life so far, and hope you’re as excited as we are for the road ahead!
Read the full letter on the Rift site.