There is some hope though. While the game in its current form is being taken offline there are plans to continue working on a new version. It’s hard to say how this will play out. I’m giving it a 50% chance that Fallen Earth will return to us. I personally hope it does. Fallen Earth is such a unique game in the MMO space I think a fresh coat of paint and better server performance could do it some good. I also think reworking the free to play model would also help in the future. When your game has such a heavy focus on crafting, it’s frustrating when you can only craft 2 items at a time that take 15+ minutes without paying.Kluwes- Spetember 5.2019
This was the last post I wrote about Fallen Earth about a month before the game was taken offline with the promise of bringing it back in a sort of Fallen Earth 2.0. The game went dormant at the end of 2019 and the longer we went without any news about the rerelease. In fact, there wasn’t much news at all. Most of the news at the time coming out of Little Orbit was about APB Reloaded and another game they were working on. After a while, I kind of forgot about the game as a whole.
But, much to my surprise last week there was a tease from Matt Scott that Fallen Earth Classic had a nice ring to it. Then a few days later it was happening soon. Then the servers went live yesterday. And well…I’m back on a horse riding around the post-apocalyptic wasteland again.
Fallen Earth Classic, as the name implies, isn’t a total revamp of the game. It’s a re-release of the game as it was before it shut down. Along with the game being relaunched the server was also upgraded which means pottentially less lag. But the best part about all of this is that it’s absolutely free. Everyone gets the highest tier sub which is fantastic as it makes the so much more playable. So honestly, I’m really happy with what the re-released Fallen Earth has to offer right now.
I think it’s awesome that Little Orbit brought this version of the game back online at all let alone for free. Sure, part of me wonders if this is a test run to gauge actual demand for a refund. I could see someone saying “Look we gave it ways for free and no one is playing it”. Even if it is, I’m going to enjoy as much of the game as I can while it’s around. Second chances don’t usually come around for these types of things. Well, official ones anyway.