gamigo's Parent Company Promises Rift Update For Early 2022

Atlas Rogues and Skydome headed for the trash bin.

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor November 22, 2021
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Media and Games Invest, a.k.a. MGI, a.k.a. the company that owns gamigo and KingsIsle Entertainment, recently released its Q3 finanicial report, in which it had several things to say about the game companies under its banner, including the promise of a new update for a game that hasn't seen one in a while and the impending doom of a few other underperforming titles.

For the most part, the game talk is all about how well existing games are doing and, in some cases, how long they've been going on. Fiesta Online is in its 13th year, and Wizard101 celebrated its 13th anniversary earlier this year, while investors were also reminded about Trove adding its bard class.

The report also hypes up two licenses that MGI has secured: mobile game Fantasy Town and that mysterious game that gamigo's been hyping up with voiceover-fueled trailers over the past few weeks.

As for what else that's coming, how about an update for Rift? One sentence in the report addresses that, while acknowleding that there hasn't been a whole lot going on in the venerable MMORPG for quite some time:

For our successful game RIFT, which did not have any updates for a longer period, we will have a first great update also in Q1’22.

That's not going to be just any update -- it's going to be a great update! Considering that the last major update appears to have been 4.3 all the way back in 2017, any update would probably be considered great by (what remains of) the Rift community.

In less-positive news, Atlas Rogues and Skydome "did not meet expectations and will not be pursued further." In general MGI's strategy going forward will be "to not develop any games from scratch, but to acquire, continue and ideally improve already successful games or game IPs."

You can read the full pdf of MGI's Q3 2021 financial report from the front page of the company's website.

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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.

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