Tag Archives: Rift
Fri, Nov 08, 2013 | 15:27 GMT
Rift, the free-to-play MMORPG from Trion Worlds, has gone live with update 2.5, Song of Dreams. This update features all new content, including an all-new underwater mini-saga called Song of Dreams and Gifts of the Fae, as well as a new Level-60 version of a Telaran instance every week starting November 13. Other additions include: a reduction of the level requirement on quests and content in Iron Pine Peak; improved PvP matchmaking; a new Planar Attunement Nexus; new Infinity Gate Dimension; International Shards and much more. Hit up the official patch notes for more information.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 | 15:43 GMT
Rift developer Trion Worlds has made its MMO free to all on Steam. The studio has also announced three new game bundles filled with digital bonuses.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 | 21:14 BST
Russian servers in RIFT are shutting down today, as Trion Worlds will no longer be supporting the localized version. Belver Online, the company responsible for the localized version, is offering players compensation via other online games it operates. The Russian version RIFT saw many players migrate to the Eruopean servers after the game went free-to-play, but the subscription-based model was still available in the region – until today. Trion has no plans to produce its own, Russian-localized client. Thanks, Massively.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 17:00 BST
Not to be left out of the fun, Trion Worlds is bringing a raft of All Hallows Eve content to free-to-play Rift in the form of the Autumn Harvest event. So, up for grabs will be Halloween gifts, prizes, activities and sheer abject terror (presumably). Check out the trailer after the break.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 | 15:38 BST
As part of RIFT’s server unification process, Trion Worlds will be resetting the names of inactive characters. Those who have an inactive character will be receiving an email with instruction on how to preserve the name, and in order to save said character name, players will need to log into each inactive character before October 23. The firm said this is its way of freeing up character names for players headed to new shards. More information can be found through the link. Thanks, TenTonHammer.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 | 23:26 BST
Trion Worlds have detailed the latest update to their enduring MMO RIFT, which adds a couple of new 20-man raids, another five player dungeon, cross-shard dungeon finding, a bunch of new PVP ranks most importantly, more hairstyles. Sadly there’s no information about which hairstyles they are yet, although there’s some lore behind the rest of the features below the jump.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | 15:18 BST
A few months ago Rift joined the ranks of MMOs that switched business model from monthly subscriptions to free-to-play in hope of righting the ship. It seems like it might have done the trick.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 | 03:36 BST
A week ago Trion revealed they would be closing down their office in San Diego, and today they say they are doing to same to their space in Guildford. This apparently doesn’t mean there will be mass layoffs, as MCV says thise move leads to ten redundancies, including Trion Europe head John Burns, commercial director Jeff Pabst, senior brand manager Dominic Wai and PR manager Gary Burns.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 | 08:24 BST
Rift’s senior designer kept one important fact in mind during the MMO’s transition to a free-to-play model: players are not cash cows to be milked.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 23:00 BST
Today’s the day, friends; fantasy MMORPG Rift is now free to play. Trion Worlds is determined to keep Rift fair for all players, whether they choose to pay or not – no restrictions on levels or content, and all the best items must be earned in-game, not bought in a shop. To get things off on the right foot, the developer has released the Empyreal Assault update which includes a stack of new content available to everybody – a new zone called Dendrome, a ten player raid, a Chronicle and open-world raid bosses. Check out some screenshots through the break, and head over to the game’s website for more information on the conversion.
Thu, May 30, 2013 | 21:31 BST
Wed, May 29, 2013 | 09:24 BST
Rift developer Trion Worlds is opening up its doors this weekend as the game will be free to anyone who owns a copy of the game already.
Sat, May 18, 2013 | 15:27 BST
Trion Worlds has laid off as many as 100 employees, according to various sources on the net. Some say the lay-off count is as high as 80% – a percentage Trion states is “grossly exaggerated.”
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 16:22 BST
Trion Worlds has announced that RIFT will have a free-to-play launch in June, and will sport a hybrid model similar to other MMOs.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 18:05 GMT
How do you save an honest-to-god subscription MMO in a free-to-play world? You use Raptr, apparently, to give stuff away.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 05:27 GMT
RIFT producer Hal Hanlin has left Trion Worlds after four and a half years in order to take on a new role as lead producer at Zynga. “Nothing but love for Trion, but with the maturation of Rift, there was no urgent demand for my specific skillset,” the developer wrote on Facebook.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 | 06:27 GMT
The development team for Trion World, presumably working on Rift, has been reduced by up to a third with layoffs on Tuesday.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 | 03:29 GMT
From Friday 14 December through to Tuesday 18 December former Rift players can log in and try the new Storm Legion expansion along with the latest game update.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 | 15:27 BST
RIFT players will “never” get the chance to purchase a lifetime subscription to the game, according to Trion global brand director Jim Butler.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 | 19:29 BST
RIFT: Storm Legion will go into open beta on November 2, Trion has announced. All expansion content will be available during the period to those who create a RIFT account and download the client. The open beat ends on November 5 in order to prepare the expansion for its November 13 launch. You can sign up here.