There’s not doubt that RIFT is one of the most polished and successful MMOs in recent times and today Executive Producer Scot Hartsman has decided to move on from TRION and RIFT.
In a regular “state of the game” update, Scott posted the following message to the players.
I wanted to let you know that I’m stepping down from my position here at Trion. It’s been an amazing time, working with some of the best developers anywhere, getting the company’s first game off the ground, taking it all the way through a multitude of amazing updates, then to Storm Legion, and even a little bit beyond.
Thanks for all of your support and dedication throughout.
The good news is that if you enjoy what’s been going on in RIFT lately, the folks who are now in charge are the same ones who have been making all of the game-impacting decisions, both to content and gameplay, for some time now. You’ll definitely be hearing from Bill Fisher, the lead game designer soon with some exciting updates. They love and play the game a lot as well and I feel strongly that RIFT couldn’t be in better hands.
Scott played an integral part in bringing RIFT to the masses in such an excellent state and it will be a loss for TRION.