Trion Worlds, developer of AAA games like Rift, Defiance, and End of Nations, has announced today the commencement of a strategic agreement between them and XL Games to exclusively publish and operate ArcheAge in the West. This fantasy sandbox MMO has players choosing characters to play, places to go, and reasons for their quests -- promising to additionally remove restrictions which hinder players in other top games.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Trion Worlds, a company who is setting a new standard for gaming by embracing original, high-quality IPs on a dynamic connected platform,” said Jake Song, CEO and founder of XLGAMES. “We are impressed with Trion’s track record as they have consistently delivered against an unwavering vision; we are confident partnering with Trion will help bring ArcheAge a successful game that satisfies audience both in East and West.”
"We’re very impressed with ArcheAge, and the level of anticipation for the game is absolutely astonishing,” said Dr. Lars Buttler, CEO and founder of Trion Worlds. “We are very proud of the catalog of world-class games we will be offering through Red Door. Now, with ArcheAge, we are bringing the best in Asia onto our platform.”
ArcheAge has gone through more than six years of development and nearly two years of closed testing. Hopefully we'll soon see more news of the Western version from Trion. Stay tuned, and check out the newly released screenshots below! You'll also be able to find all known information about the game over at the ArcheAge Wiki, so give that a visit to fill your head with the information you need to succeed.