Mavericks: The Forge Delayed Until November 29th
The Founders' closed event for Mavericks: The Forge has been delayed by over two months according to a new post on the game's official site. The event was to begin on September 20th, but has been pushed to November 29th. Founders will gain access at that time, with a public launch slated to go live several weeks later. The post goes on to explain that more time is needed to prepare "more advanced tools" and to focus on infrastructure ahead of the event.
We designed Mavericks to be groundbreaking by nature, and we've come to the realisation over the past few weeks that we needed more advanced tools to handle the level of analytics we are going to be dealing with, and that traditional solutions currently do not meet our requirements. We're taking steps to fix that, meaning we will have a more powerful and granular toolset at our disposal which we will integrate with The Forge's launch. However, this has also required us to make additional adjustments to gameplay that ensure both a smoother online experience for players and allow us to collect the important data we need.
Founders will receive an extra 3-months of "Citizenship", the Mavericks equivalent of premium membership. Even non-members who had signed up for beta opportunities during E3 will benefit by receiving a month's worth of Citizenship.
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