The lights are on
In an effort to focus development on its upcoming MOBA, Smite, Tribes: Ascend Developer Hi-Rez Studios says there are no updates planned for Tribes: Ascend in the next six months, and it's unlikely that there will be more after that period of time.
Speaking with CVG, Hi-Rez Studios boss Todd Harris said, "For the next six months our primary development focus is SMITE. Beyond that it is [Global Agenda 2]. And beyond that a [Tribes: Ascend 2] would be more likely than a major update to [Tribes: Ascend]; but to be clear no devs are currently working toward Tribes: Ascend 2."
This is by no means an abandonment of Tribes: Ascend by its developer, it just means that it is unlikely that the game will receive any large updates in the future. Harris said, "We continue to support Tribes: Ascend servers, online community events, tournaments
with prizing, bringing Tribes to offline events like recent RTX and
upcoming QuakeCon, and live-streaming."
For more on Tribes: Ascend, check out our review.
Our TakeIt's strange to hear that a free-to-play game of this nature won't be receiving new updates, but compared to traditional game development, Tribes: Ascend had plenty of support. From the beginning it just seemed like a game that would always be looking forward to some kind of new content. I'll be curious to see if this announcement will affect Tribes: Ascend's most devoted players. Will they want to keep playing with the knowledge that there won't be any new future content?
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Love this game, and hi Rez. I do wish they spent at least another year focusing on ascend 1, game is perfect the way it is why waste your resources???
Tribes is dead.
No one is playing Tribes anymore. Why would they update a game for empty servers? Yeah, they could try to get tempt players back, but the reason we left is because they stopped supporting it to begin with.
Must make them feel like the people that play the hammerpoint games.
Bring back Dynamix team to make an appropriate Tribes game.
Wierd choice, but im down with more tribes any way i can get it