Developer Hi-Rez Studios has confirmed no major updates are inbound for Tribes: Ascend
, for at least the next six months. Responding to a complaint on Reddit
about a lack of developer updates on the game, Hi-Rez head honcho Todd Harris said on Reddit
and in the Hi-Rez forums
that the studio is currently hard at work on its upcoming MOBA, Smite
. And even after that, it's unlikely the developer will come back to Tribes: Ascend
. Harris elaborated that beyond Smite
, the goal is to finish Global Agenda 2
, a sequel to Hi-Rez's Unreal Engine 3-powered MMORPG.
One team member has been working on new maps for Tribes: Ascend
, Harris revealed, and these maps could be released eventually alongside some bug fixes – but it's not something the studio can place a timetable on right now. In fact, Harris concluded that it'd be more likely for Hi-Rez to pursue development on a sequel to Tribes: Ascend
than to initiate work on a substantial update.