One of the two teams hoping to secure licensing from Aventurine in order to bring back the original Darkfall Online, Big Picture Games, has laid out the first details about how funding the project will happen as well as alpha and beta plans.
According to the new FAQ:
We are happy to announce that Big Picture Games will be self-funding the licensing costs for the Darkfall Online assets. We are raising the funds internally to not only secure licensing but to also run server operations for several months through Alpha and into Beta. This means that we will be able to offer Alpha access free of charge! Our game servers are taking shape in New York and our development team and engineers are eagerly awaiting for us to have the signed license in hand so that they can get to work on development. However, to ensure that we can achieve our development goals and provide the best experience for all of our players, we will be relying on our community for funding before and throughout our Beta phases. We will release more details on how you can help contribute to this project alongside what incentives there will be for the various pledge levels that we have created in the coming weeks.
Read the full update on the Darkfall: Rise of Agon site.