Shotgun News 7/23: RaiderZ, ArcheAge, WorldAlpha, and more!



By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG News Editor

RaiderZ Europe Shutting Down

Gameforge has announced that they will be shutting down RaiderZ Europe on August 30th The publishers stated the reason behind the shut down being that RaiderZ didn’t meet their expectations as far as success and they were left with no alternative. In the shutdown FAQ Gameforge advises those who wish to continue to play RaiderZ to do so with another publisher, but warns that they will have to start over completely.

Quantum Labs Map Introduced in Combat Arms

Nexon’s free to play FPS Combat Arms has a new map named Quantum Labs. The new map features a lab complex with interlinking corridors and large rooms with low-gravity conditions. When the map launches there will also be several missions for players to complete. These will only be available until July 30th though, so don’t miss out. In the next few months Combat Arms will introduce VIP Escort Mode, Arms Race, and VIP Elimination mode.

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ArcheAge Community Manager Gives An Update

Over on ArcheAge Source Trion Community Manager James “Elrar” Nichols gave an update on ArcheAge’s development status. With over 1,000,000 words to be translated from Korean to English it bound to take a considerable amount of time. Also any Westernization that occurs will be minimal and mostly geared towards improving understanding and usability as western customs and game mechanics can differ from those in Korea. Finally there is still the little matter of the accounting/billing platform, for which XL Games will be sending representatives to Trion.

WorldAlpha Announces Launch Date

Thanks to a hugely successful Crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and a popular Founders program WorldAlpha has announced they are launching for the Founders and supports on July 26th. The free to play MMORTS has been in development for two and a half years and features a realistic player-driven economy, and politics in an immersive world. The official launch date is July 30th.

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