I don’t cover Armored Warfare, I did it at the beginning but I don’t play the game put together with the low viewers when I covered it, made me stop posting anything about it.
But as the weekend comes to an end, and what a busy weekend I must say, I’ve been warned by a close friend to have a look into what is going on with Armored Warfare. Not to my surprise when I read that Obsidian was no longer working on Armored Warfare. Here’s what has been announced on the official portal.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – February 11th, 2017
Developer Obsidian Entertainment and global Publisher My.com are announcing impactful changes to the development structure of Armored Warfare. From today on, the future development and update plans will be carried out entirely by My.Com.
The restructured Armored Warfare development team will be delivering on all of the new features and content previously announced.
Not much details, not much of a fuss about it. Again, nothing new, in my opinion this is the biggest flaw Armored Warfare has: lack of any information about anything. Recently there was news (PC Gamer and other magazines reported) about developers being fired from the team developing Armored Warfare and My.com intentions of moving the game development to a Russian branch. The game it self never seem to have had any big impact on the player base, yes there was a few players that migrated from World of Tanks to Armored Warfare, but nothing worth mention or that actually made an impact.
My.com never a single time disclosed the number of active players they have playing, that in my personal opinion it’s just a way to hide how low the numbers are… Streamers/Youtubers and Community Contributors started to abandon the game and less and less content has been shared about it. Recent announcements of Balance 2.0 could be their last attempt to revamp the game, but we are yet to see it.
But who am I to be talking about Armored Warfare, right? Gatortribe, a consultant for Obsidian Entertainment/My.com has posted on Reddit what he believes to be the reason why Armored Warfare failed.
Source: Armored Warfare Reddit
As a select few of you may already know, I’ve been a design consultant for Obsidian Entertainment/My.com since the beginning of Early Access (was around for the alpha tests too). Needless to say, I’ve been invested in this game more than just monetarily. I met a lot of wonderful people along the way– my clan mates (KEVIN started out as a group of us design consultants, with Obeyrist, Kilo, and Illusionalsgcty – my officers – helping just as much if not more), those I met later on (XDMR, Urallfish, other EU friends), and of course the Obsidian/My.com guys (Thank you Rich, Josh, and Michael for all you did- your passion for the game was just incredible, and I truly believe that we could have had an amazingly successful game without MailRU being in the way). I hope to keep my ties with most of them, and for those who are without a job, I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Continue reading