Little Orbit To Bring Fallen Earth Back In Free-To-Play Classic Mode
CEO Matt Scott details what players should expect.
Two years after shutting down the Fallen Earth servers, Little Orbit is bringing them back – although maybe not exactly in the way the players were thinking. Not surprisingly, the development of a new and improved version is lagging a little behind, waiting on other projects to be completed first. (It’s the way of things in these Covid times.)
That said, players miss the game and so do the devs, so there’s an alternate plan. Rather than making players wait to get back into the universe, Little Orbit has decided to implement “Fallen Earth Classic”. The team is currently in the process of bringing the servers back online and an announcement will go out soon as to when players can expect it to launch. That said, there are caveats, the biggest one being that in order to do this, the developer had to balance expectations – those being bringing the game online versus implementing things players may have hoped would be added.
One thing that has changed is that the game server has been recompiled in 64-bit and is running on a new operating system. The upside is that it’s no longer on old 32-bit Linux servers. The downside is that player data has not been saved – not that most players likely expected for it to be there after two years. It’s also worth noting that when the game comes back online – presumably after Steam restores it to the store – it will effectively be a live beta test. The team really doesn’t know how it will perform until everyone gets in there and starts playing. In light of this, “Fallen Earth Classic” won’t be monetized. At all. Even in the store. In fact, CEO Matt Scott is looking at just turning on the highest level subscription rewards for all players.
If you’ve been waiting on this, you’ll likely want to keep an eye on those game forums. As that’s pretty likely to be where they’ll announce the launch day first.
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