April 17, 2001
|Delisting:||March 29, 2012|
|Developer:||Sony Online Entertainment|
|Publisher:||Sony Online Entertainment|
|Available On:||PC (See Below)|
|Links:||Cosmic Rift homepage [Archive]
Station Pass page [Archive]
Cosmic Rift was shut down on March 29th, 2012. The team announced the shutdown of this and several SOE titles one month earlier:
It’s Time to Bid a Fond Farewell
It is with a heavy heart that we announce today the imminent sunsetting of four of our long-standing game services on March 29, 2012, including Cosmic Rift®, Infantry®, Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga and EverQuest® Online Adventures. Each of these games shares a special place in both ours and our players’ hearts. This is not an easy decision, but there comes a time when it’s best for our developers to move on to the next adventure, and that day has come.
As a reward to the players of EverQuest® Online Adventures, we will be giving you 3 months of Gold Membership in both EverQuest® and EverQuest® II. We greatly appreciate all of you and hope that you choose to join us in another version of the Norrath that we all love. These gold memberships will be available starting on Friday, March 16, 2012.
We would like to thank our players for their loyalty and for sharing the good times on these games. It’s been a blast. And we hope to keep gaming with all of you in our other great games here at SOE. Let’s keep pushing the boundaries of MMO gaming together!
The SOE team
An iteration of Cosmic Rift has since been merged into the community-run version of Infantry Online and is still available to play today at freeinfantry.com.
About the Game
“Welcome to Cosmic Rift, a multiplayer space action game where you take command of a star fighter and wage war with hundreds of other players. Choose from 13 different fighter craft that each have their own varying strengths and unique weapons. Immobilize your enemies in the Terran Hornet.
Send energy bursts in all directions while commanding a Skithzar Kragath. Hide from teammates with your cloaking device piloting the Null A09. You will need to develop new strategies for each ship you play. And with new types of games being added all of the time, Cosmic Rift will keep you coming back for more.“