Atlas Reactor Will Be Reborn As A "Rogue-Lite Co-Op" Game

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor October 19, 2020
Share:

If you were wondering about the apparent revival of Atlas Reactor last week, you weren't alone. We mused about it on Friday's F2P Cast and then, in proper F2P Cast fashion, we got some solid details as to what form it would take a few hours later.

Creative Director Will Cook posted on Reddit Friday afternoon to talk about Atlas Reactor's past, which had a direct bearing on its future. A year after its initial launch with Trion Worlds, some members of the dev team started working on "Alliance," a PvE co-op version of the game. That "wasn’t the right project for the time," and when Atlas Reactor shut down, it seemed like Alliance would be consigned to oblivion.

However, when gamigo was asking around for new game ideas, Lead Class Designer Colin Krausnick was one of the few remaining employees who still remembered Alliance and pitched it. gamigo bought in and brought back several people initially involved with the game, and Alliance was (re-)born as a "natural fit between the rogue-lite co-op games he loved and AR’s extensive list of characters and unlockable content."

Cook promised that there would be more information later this week regarding the new game, which will soon be entering early access. We hope those details will include whether it will still be free-to-play or not -- which, given its focus on PvE and Atlas Reactor's own flip-flopping on payment model, is hardly a given -- but we'll at least dish on the broad details of what it will become when that information becomes available.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

In this article: Trion Worlds, Gamigo, Atlas Reactor.

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (0)


You May Enjoy

Preview: Exploring Cantha And Riding Turtles Into Battle In Guild Wars 2: End Of Dragons

💣 Feature | Preview: Exploring Cantha And Riding Turtles Into Battle In Guild Wars 2: End Of Dragons

New lands await and an old foe returns in a more accessible strike mission.

By Jason Winter - 5 days ago
Take A Hoverboard Or Robo-moose Into Battle In Upcoming Fast-paced FPS LEAP

Take A Hoverboard Or Robo-moose Into Battle In Upcoming Fast-paced FPS LEAP

Closed beta begins January 19.

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Activision Subsidiary Raven Software Votes To Unionize As Executives Try To Calm Employees Following Sale

Activision Subsidiary Raven Software Votes To Unionize As Executives Try To Calm Employees Following Sale

Regarding layoffs, CEO Bobby Kotick said Microsoft is "committed to trying to retain as many of our people as possible."

By Jason Winter - 3 days ago
Lost Ark Video Offers Look At Sailing, And No, It Isn't Just About Fast-Travel

Lost Ark Video Offers Look At Sailing, And No, It Isn't Just About Fast-Travel

It’s more than just a way to travel between continents.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 days ago
PUBG: Battlegrounds Is Now Free-To-Play

PUBG: Battlegrounds Is Now Free-To-Play

Today's update includes new tutorial and training areas and new type of gear.

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Fortnite Will Be Playable Soon On iOS Devices, Thanks To Nvidia

Fortnite Will Be Playable Soon On iOS Devices, Thanks To Nvidia

GeForce Now app will allow cloud-streamed games through web browser.

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
See More
Live Giveaways