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Tribes: Ascend 2 More Likely Than Continued Updates To Tribes: Ascend

by Kyle Hilliard on Jul 14, 2013 at 06:27 AM

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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.

[Source: CVG]


Our Take
It'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?