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Oculus distances itself from the Immersive Tech Alliance

The Immersive Technology Alliance was officially launched at GDC today, but the most famous VR manufacturer, Oculus, has distanced itself from the group.

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Rift headlines

  • Rift will receive Dream Weaver update next week

    Rift update 2.6 will introduce a crafting class known as Dream Weavers, as well as a new story called the Air Saga (watch out for King, Trion). On top of that, 2.6 will introduce some PvE bounty hunting and new skins for combat pets. This is a lot of stuff, and it will all come […]

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  • MMO Winter Festivities: WoW, GW2, Lotro, SWTOR, Neverwinter, more

    Plenty of MMOs are hosting holiday events or other sorts of festivities between now and the new year, so instead of creating a news post for each one, I thought I would round a few up for you instead. Get the list full of acronyms below.

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  • Rift update 2.5 Song of Dreams is live

    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: […]

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  • Rift goes free-to-play on Steam, three new bundles announced

    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.

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  • RIFT servers in Russia are shutting down today

    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, […]

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  • Rift video shows Telara getting geared up for Halloween

    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.

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  • RIFT - Trion resetting inactive character names as part of server unification process

    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 […]

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  • RIFT's Beyond Infinity update adds two 20-player raids, more hairstyles

    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 […]

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  • Rift sees significant rise in player numbers since free-to-play switch

    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.

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  • Trion now closing UK office as well

    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 […]

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  • Rift players "aren't frickin' ATM machines", says dev

    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.

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  • Rift has gone free-to-play, new content available for all

    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 […]

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  • RIFT free-to-play FAQ explains REX and Gifting

    Trion will launch its free-to-play option for RIFT this weekend, and in order to explain how things will work, the developer has posted a blog on REX and Gifting. Theses two features are coming Update 2.3: Empyreal Assault.

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  • Rift going free-to-play this weekend

    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.

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  • Trion Worlds hit with lay-offs, original numbers "grossly exaggerated," says rep

    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.”

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  • RIFT free-to-play option launching in June

    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.

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  • Rift bumping up userbase with Raptr rewards

    How do you save an honest-to-god subscription MMO in a free-to-play world? You use Raptr, apparently, to give stuff away.

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  • RIFT producer exits for Zynga

    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. Thanks, Massively.

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  • Trion Worlds confirm layoffs today

    The development team for Trion World, presumably working on Rift, has been reduced by up to a third with layoffs on Tuesday.

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