The early-access MMORPG, known as Fractured Online, has announced that it will return to closed development as it continues to experience problems with a third-party back-end platform. The news of this change in development comes after the reveal of the developers behind the game, Dynamight Studios, and publisher Gamigo allegedly having difficulties with their relationship.
Gamigo and Dynamight Studios announced last year that they both would be working together, as Gamigo would be the publishing partner for the MMORPG. This meant that the game finally hit Early Access earlier this year, although there seem to be a few issues during development. Earlier this week, a few changes were made to Gamigo’s publishing cycle, which appears to be affecting Fractured Online too. Recently, Gamigo removed the game from their website, allegedly marking the end of their relationship with Dynamight.
With the removal of the game from the website, the move to closed development seems to allegedly be the result of some conflict between Gamigo and Dynamight Studios, but no one has confirmed that. In a post on the game’s website, the Dynamight team said there was a problem with the third-party support platform that manages the server infrastructure. The service in question manages game servers and must ensure a smooth and stable experience for all players.
Jacopo Gallelli, who works for Dynamight, stated in the game’s official discord server that while he knew the wording of the statement was ambiguous, he could not say much more for legal reasons. Jacopo also hoped the platform’s developer would soon make a public statement. He also dismissed fears that the problem was with the game engine, reiterating that it was a platform problem. He stated that the MMO would die if the engine were an issue.
In a press release, the Dynamight team said that part of the development team is focusing their work on the platform switch. However, they also stated that the rest of the team is currently developing the MMO. The game development team promises a complete roadmap for 2023 when things stabilize.