Things have been incredibly quiet on the Rift front as of late. In fact, aside from sales and the occasional announcement regarding the return of annual events, there's been very little in the way of news on the game's site. The forums have also been fairly quiet for a while now, with the exception of a TOS update, info on a shop error, and a post about the game Skydome, although that could be attributed to the creation of a Discord server back in January. That said, the game's social media accounts haven't exactly been hopping either.
And then there's Steam. Sometimes Steam just becomes the place to get the news about a game once it launches on there -- if nothing else, patch notes. But, there hasn't been an announcement on there since the return of the Carnival of the Ascended in March. There hasn't even been a patch to write about.
None of this points to good things for the once popular MMO, despite that fact that I thought the launching of a Discord server following gamigo killing another game in the Trion library was a good sign. And now, it's been noted that the 7-day free trial of the game's Patron pass has been removed from Steam. MMOFallout discovered that the pass, which had apparently been a thing since 2018, is no longer available on the platform "at the request of the publisher" according to a notice on the Steam page.
— Connor (@mmofallout) August 3, 2021
So, we have yet another thing that appears to be telegraphing the slow demise of Rift -- unless we're all wrong and the players will just one day be surprised with some big new announcement. I suppose anything's possible.
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