Sad news for content creators, Cryptic Studios has announced that it is retiring the Foundry system for both Neverwinter and Star Trek Online. The announced closure of the Foundries will occur on April 11, 2019. "This decision was not made lightly; the Foundry was a passion project for many of us." the blog reads. The cited reason for the closure is that "the legacy knowledge required to maintain the Foundry at our quality standards is no longer available".
We understand this decision impacts our incredibly passionate and creative players. We wanted to thank you all for the incredible amount of work you have shared with us and the entire community through the characters, worlds, and stories you’ve created. We don’t want to leave the contributions of both Foundry authors and enthusiasts unrecognized, so we will be providing the following rewards to our amazing Foundry community.
All players who contributed to the Foundry or participated will be gifted mission badges in STO depending on how many missions they participated in. Those who authored a mission will receive a non-combat space pet. Those who had a Spotlight Mission will receive a Foundry Spotlight and a Genesis Torpedo Ground Device.
In Neverwinter, players who played 10 Foundry Missions will receive a special title and a Foundry logo cape.