Jake Song responds to the news of Trion Worlds being sold with the following:
I was shocked by the news about Trion Worlds. I am sure you guys are, too. It is a pity how things unfolded so suddenly.
We are talking to Gamigo. My understanding is that the paperwork is almost done and I believe the ArcheAge team will provide you with an announcement with the new release date for 5.0 very soon.
We will do our best to stabilize the game service and launch the 5.0 Update as quickly as possible.
I am glad you enjoy playing ArcheAge. I hope you know that your in-game entertainment is the most important to me. As time passed, the core element of fun in the game has diminished and even though some players have moved on, I am trying my best to revitalize ArcheAge.
We have been making small and big changes to the game more frequently, and with this momentum I have faith that by sometime next year we will fundamentally restore ArcheAge to the way I pictured it in the past.
Shroud of the Avatar announced it is now officially free to play. It has MMO properties such as playing with groups in a persistent world.
Classless character building and a rich roleplaying environment makes Shroud of the Avatar a must play.
Shroud of the Avatar is created by Lord British (aka Richard Garriott), creator of the genre defining Ultima series of computer games, and Starr Long, director of Ultima Online. Combined you get the rich role playing stories from the Ultima series and the multiplayer aspects of Ultima Online.