Yes, the visionary and much-loved Executive Producer of RIFT, Scott Hartsman, has left the title and its parent company Trion. His departure has left a lot of commentators asking if Free-To-Play or other major changes are on the horizon.
It’s early days yet, but here are some of the initial reactions from the blogosphere:
- Chris at Game By Night is dismayed, but reminds us that the rest of the RIFT team are still there – ” The few that I’ve met and interviewed have always been masters of their craft and I have a lot of faith in them to do great things.”
- And Green Armadillo believes that Hartsman’s departure removes the major obstacle to RIFT going F2P – ” If things have started to go downhill – and the layoffs suggest that they have – then we can expect Rift to lose its subscription in 2013.”