Dynamight Studios announced today that its open-world sandbox MMORPG Fractured Online will be returning to Steam Early Access. The official release date for the return is November 8 at 10 a.m. ET. It’s been a rough road so far for the MMO. Originally Gamigo became the publisher for the game, but after a short period of time Dynamight pulled the MMO from steam and later parted ways with Gamigo. They are now self-publishing the MMO as it heads back into early access.
It seems to be the common thing now for MMORPG developers to part ways with their publisher and take on the role. A couple of years ago Pearl Abyss split ways with Kakao Games over publishing popular MMORPG Black Desert Online. Not-yet-released MMO Ashes of Creation also split ways with its publisher, My.Games, and will self-publish the MMO whenever it releases.
Regardless of the reason, it’s good news for the players Gamigo has a history of killing MMOs, which they’ve done with Fiesta Online and most of Trion Worlds’ lineup of MMOs including Archeage, Rift, and Trove.
As for Fractured Online, it looks like an entertaining twist on the sandbox MMO formula. Players will work together, and against one another, as they claim zones, gather resources, craft, trade, and build their own empire. The MMO features a player-driven economy as players can be farmers, hunters, scavengers, miners, crafters, and even merchants.
Apparently there were some wipes previously, but moving forward there will be no wipes unless it is “strictly necessary”.
Fractured Online hits Early Access on Steam on November 8.
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