Crowfall, MMO PvP Throne War released earlier this year by ArtCraft Entertainment, has been purchased by Austin-based game studio, Mighty. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
In one Press Release sent late Friday night, it was announced that Crowd will convert activities to Monumental, effective immediately. However, the studio promises that there won’t be any disruptions to services.
While the press release says that Crowfall MMO purchased from ArtCraft, it is unclear by the wording of the release whether ArtCraft itself was acquired by the studio. We’ve reached out to our PR contact to clarify that only Crowd IP was purchased by Monumental. [Update 4:49pm PT 12/17/2021]: In an update from our PR contact, Monumental got both Crowfall MMO IP as well as all Crowd development team from ArtCraft. ArtCraft itself is working on a new, unannounced project that will no longer be compromised in future development and operation.
The original story continues:
However, it looks like the two teams will work Crowd moving forward, with Monumental CEO Monty Kerr saying they are delighted to “fully realize Crowfall’s lofty ambitions” as a “combined team”.
“As an early supporter and avid player through its development, I couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Crowd to the Monumental family. Gordon brings together an exceptionally talented and creative team of developers, as well as decades of experience building and operating MMOs. As a combined group, we are well positioned to fully realize Crowfall’s lofty ambitions. ”
Gordon Walton, President of ArtCraft announced through the release that he and the team were excited about the opportunity, commending Monumental for watching. Crowd more than just a “unique and engaging game.”
“Our team is excited to join Monumental as they share our passion with Crowd and committed to its future. Monumental considers this to be more than just a unique and engaging game; it’s an online platform designed around player interaction and a perfect platform for experimentation. Monumental is pledging resources to help Crowd realize its full potential. Professionally and personally I’m excited to be joining the Monumental team as part of this transition. “
Crowd was released earlier this year in July after years of development and crowdfunding, although the MMO seems to have struggled to gain much traction since its release. In the months following its launch, Crowd used freemium, The price drops to $14.99, and also features a new quick-pass feature that allows players who just want to get into PvP, skipping much of the PvE at the start of the MMO.
Our reviewer at the time enjoyed the MMO’s stylized design, as well as the multitude of races to choose from, despite feeling that combat – a core feature of any PvP title – too raw. You can check Our full review is here.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/crowfall-mmo-bought-by-independent-game-studio-monumental-artcraft-no-longer-involved-in-development-or-operation-of-mmo-2000123903 Crowfall MMO by Independent Game Studio Acquiring Monumental, ArtCraft Soon will no longer be involved in the development or operation of the MMO