It’s been a long, sometimes bumpy road for Trion Worlds’ turn-based tactical combat game Atlas Reactor. And now the end of that road has been reached: Trion announced today that the game is no longer sustainable, and so the servers will be closed.
Atlas Reactor was announced in 2015 and made a promising impression when we got hands-on with it early the following year. It bounced from free-to-play to premium-priced and back again, but it was never able to put together a large, stable following: It peaked at around 3500 concurrent players when it released in October 2016, and again when it switched back to free-to-play in January 2017, but only managed to surpass triple-digit player counts a few times since.
“Atlas Reactor was a truly innovative game built by a passionate group of highly skilled developers. I was lucky enough to watch our team breathe life into the world of Atlas on a daily basis,” Mervin Lee Kwai, formerly the chief product manager at Trion Worlds and now vice president of development at Gamigo (which acquired Trion last year) said in a statement.