Monumental, the Texas-based company that most recently acquired Crowfall, has now acquired open-world sandbox MMO Boundless. That game now joins Crowfall, Mythgard, and Little Alchemist on Monumental’s roster.
The acquisition was announced today, and transition plans are looking like they will be smooth. Boundless, which launched in 2018 (see our review of this 'unique, often satisfying' game) after being in early access since 2014, will continue to be available on Steam and PS4, and there will be no interruptions to service.
An open-world, procedurally-generated sandbox, Boundless began life as Oort Online, before growing and attracting crowdfunding cash to grow beyond its browser-based origins. The name change came in 2015 after early access was underway, along with a deal making it a PlayStation exclusive on console, but with a cross-platform, shared universe. The game has been running ever since its launch with completely player-driven communities, politics, economies, and other features you’d expect from the genre. You can explore the world, travel, and choose how you spend your time in the game and what parts of the world you want to go after and engage with.
Developer Turbulenz is preparing for the fourth anniversary of the game in November, and in a release on the acquisition, studio director James Austin says that “we are excited that the vibrant universe created by our dedicated community has found its forever home”. He also praises Monumental as a partner on the game and the experience they bring after publishing and running other titles.
Monumental, for their part, called Boundless “one of the most social and deeply engaging gaming experiences that we’ve encountered,” in the announcement, and touted its addition to their portfolio as they “continue to expand our portfolio of unique and engaging games”. After the acquisition of Crowfall and now Boundless, along with its other games, it’s clear that there might be some more on the way.