North American fans of the sandbox MMO Wakfu
may be interested to hear that the game will be switching publishers in the West as announced in a press release
will be handing full responsibility and control of the game in North American markets over to the game's developer, Ankama Games
, starting March 1, 2013. This control includes community management, customer support, promotion, sales, marketing, and all other live operation duties. All characters and progress will not be affected by the transition.
Our own Beau Hindman
his "The Bestest Ever" award
for 2012 and the game has earned respect among many sandbox fans for its unique gameplay and mechanics. But recent layoffs at Square Enix had us all wondering how its MMO division would be affected. Despite claims to to the contrary
less than a month ago, this is now a thing that is happening.
Be sure to read through the updated FAQ
's website for more information.
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