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RIFT likely has a long life ahead of it, but if senior design director Simon Ffinch has his way, Trion's fantasy themepark will never die. "So this is probably going to get me into all sorts of trouble, but I would hope that when that day comes, as we've talked about -- many years in the future --...

August 30th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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RIFT senior design director Simon Ffinch spoke to PCGamesN about the fantasy title's free-to-play conversion recently. Ffinch said the switch has "been amazing," and he also offers a few quotables with regard to both F2P discourse and the perils of playing a game you've developed. "I just hate tha...

July 25th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Excitement is building for RIFT 3.0, the unnamed second expansion for the game. While we've known that it will include a combat pet system, new souls, and better item advancement, today we have gotten official confirmation of two additional key features: a level cap increase and PvP dimensions. Ri...

July 22nd 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Trion Senior Design Director Simon Ffinch recently gave an interview at OnRPG.com concerning the future of RIFT. As you're probably aware, the fantasy title just celebrated its second anniversary, and Ffinch was asked about the firm's big plans for 2013 and beyond. "We do have updates planned ou...

March 13th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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PAX has come and gone, but the good news keeps pouring out. Over the weekend, RIFT fan site Rift Junkies got the opportunity to grill Trion's Simon Ffinch and Hal Hanlin about the show itself and the upcoming 1.5 patch. Generally, the devs were pleased to see the crowds pack around Trion's booth...

August 30th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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RIFT's launch was the biggest launch of an MMO in years, and unlike flash-in-the-pan MMOs, RIFT continues to innovate the MMO space. Recently, Trion Worlds hosted a massive event, the River of Souls. Granted, there were issues with server queues and players missing the entire event, but that does...

May 13th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Just one month after launch, Trion is set to unveil its first major game update for RIFT. One of the biggest parts of the update is the launch of the new 20-man raid zone, The River of Souls, and there is a week-long in-game event that highlights the storyline and kicks things off. Also included...

March 30th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The newest edition of The Rift Podcast has a special guest. Trion Worlds' Senior Designer Simon Ffinch joined the hosts of the Rift: Planes of Telara podcast to give some details on the quest system and more. The quest system is something players have been very interested in, so all these new detai...

October 5th 2010 at 4:30pm 0 Comments