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ArcheAge leaving Steam and Glyph Dec 1st, carrying on with new publisher

ArcheAge leaving Steam and Glyph Dec 1st, carrying on with new publisher

It’s not rare at all to hear about a long-running MMO shutting down, but it does seem like a unique occurrence for one to change publishers and bring player characters and inventory to a new host. Gamigo announced on November 4th that ArcheAge and its 2019 update, ArcheAge: Unchained, will be leaving both Steam and the Glyph platform on December 1st, 2021. 

But instead of shutting down completely Gamigo is transferring publishing rights to Kakao Games, subsidiary of South Korea’s internet services, social and games provider, Kakao. The pair have issued joint communications to existing players of ArcheAge with steps to link and transfer character data from one platform to the other with the game coming back online some time after December 1st. They also laid out the timeline of events leading up to the changeover:

Following the schedule, the Glyph Store, Eden Reforestation Packs, Steam offers, and Marketplace in-game are no longer available. Keep in mind that starting today, the CS Support for game inquiries ends as well. Additionally, the Free Trial for ArcheAge: Unchained ends. The game data transfer is ongoing and should soon be complete! You can find your transfer code in the account section on Glyph. It will be available to you for six (6) months. Kakao Games’ transfer page opens on November 19.

November 19, 2021
– Kakao Games’ Transfer Page opens

December 1, 2021
– Termination of gamigos service
– CS pages related to ArcheAge/ArcheAge: Unchained are shut down
– The current ArcheAge games and all related websites are shut down.
– Social Media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram are shut down.
– Forum becomes unavailable

ArcheAge is still my one and only MMO experience so I’m happy to see it continue on, even if I haven’t touched it since 2015. I’m also impressed by the efforts to move things over and I may even poke around in the new version once it’s finally up and running. Thanks to Geon for submitting the news.