Wolfpack to Close

MMORPG.COM has word that developer Wolfpack is to bee closed on May 15 by parent company Ubisoft. The report is confirmed on Ashen Temper dot Com, blog of Sean Dahlberg, Community Manager at Wolfpack. There is no word how this impacts the future of Shadowbane. Here's a bit of Sean's update:
We were recently informed that as of mid-May 2006, the doors of Wolfpack Studios will be closing. Ubisoft, our parent company, will be refocusing their efforts on the console market with the new fiscal year, what with the new systems coming to market such as the X-box 360, PS3, and the Nintendo GO! (or so the rumors call it lately). This is not an unheard of practice; many game publishing companies tend to put a majority of their efforts into development of games for new systems. It is best to strike when the iron is hot, as the saying goes.

What does this mean for Shadowbane? Truth be told, I really don't know. I wish I did because I don't only work on the game, I play it too. Once I do know something and can officially state as much, I'll let you all know.
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...when your hallmark game looks worse than pre-EQ and features a UI and control scheme from the WORSE Diablo click-fest clone.

I must say, I was originally really interested in the premise of this game. Build cities and fortifications that can be demolished in war? How cool is that?

I'm a retro gamer, and I'll be the first to say that graphics aren't everything, but I just found SB so horrid looking, with such stiff animation, and absolutely horrible control schemes, that I never could get immersed in the game.

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