It has been a while since we’ve heard from the Fractured Online team, but there’s an update on the work and promised return into closed development.
Just over a month ago, it was announced that the team would see the game return into closed development, thanks to “troubles with our third-party backend platform”. Dynamight Studios promised that they were already working on a new platform, and this step was necessary to ensure continued development and improvements. They also noted that around January 31st, it would be time to bring the servers down to complete the intended work.
In the update, shared on Discord, we learn some more about the next phase, as well as the work that the team has already done. Weeks ago, the team began to run Terra, one of the continents, on a new server owned and run directly by Dynamight. This also let them begin to test out and fine-tune this new server platform that they are working on to run the game overall. In the time since then, all the internal development servers and the servers for the community to play on are up and running.
However, it's still going to be a while until everything is ready to reopen. There's still a lot of testing to be done, but after a series of tests and conditions, they're seeing positive results and an improvement over the September Early Access build.
So when will Fractured Online be back up and running for those who have access? There’s no solid answer just yet, just an estimate. While the original post said the servers would be taken down and back up “not long after” the end of January, Dynamight says that it’s likely we’ll see everything running on the new platform and ready for the community to return in March.
The team will also be announcing some streams and reveal some of their process in the coming weeks.