Obsidian Entertainment No Longer Working on Armored Warfare

Obsidian Entertainment is no longer working on Armored Warfare, the upcoming free-to-play tank combat game published by Russian company My.com.

In a joint statement published this past Saturday, My.com confirmed they would be taking over as the developer on the game as well.

As part of their update, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart simply listed their company’s ongoing projects as reasons for their departure, while My.com Publishing Director Yuri Maslikov said they would secure all promised development roadmap milestones, and that they’ll continue supporting the game through launch.

You can find statements from both companies below:

“At Obsidian, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work on Armored Warfare over the last four years,” said Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart. “We are happy to hand off Armored Warfare to the talented developers at My.com who, we know, will deliver incredible updates and content to Armored Warfare fans across the world. Our focus at Obsidian will turn to currently announced games such as Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, Tyranny, and Pathfinder: Adventures along with other unannounced projects. We are proud of everything we did on Armored Warfare and want to thank all of our dedicated fans for their involvement and support.“

“We are grateful for all contributions made by everyone on the Armored Warfare development teams, past and present,” said My.com Publishing Director Yuri Maslikov. “The restructured Armored Warfare development team is continuing the current development and update plans and will be dedicated to deliver content to our worldwide players in the most consistent manner.“

Editor’s Note: It’s worth mentioning the game has been playable in its current open beta.

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  1. Andrew Siribohdi
    Andrew Siribohdi
    February 14, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Do people still like Obsidian Entertainment? I’ve heard many fans were put off by Tyranny.

  2. Madbrainbox
    February 14, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Many fans were put off because they removed that pamphlet from Pillars I think.I,personally,will judge them after they release Bloodlines 2.There will be Hell to pay if they fuck up that one.

  3. Brezals
    February 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I am surprised Obsidian was the developer of this game.

  4. Psyramics
    February 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Begin the countdown to My.com fucking it up.

    Also, ‘upcoming’? It’s been playable for over a year.

  5. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    February 14, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Well, full release. I usually use those terms for games in dev, early access, etc. I’ll add a note saying it’s in open beta

  6. Meittimies
    February 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    My.Coms track record on monetizing online games has been pretty abysmal, so the most cynical elements of the games’ fanbase are expecting either a quick death for the game by Pay-to-Win content, or a slow death for the game by them not developing the game any further, just tweaking it and selling booster packs.

    The game’s forums is filled with gifs of anime characters and film figures shooting themselves in the face, so the reaction to this isn’t exactly a happy one.

  7. OSad
    February 14, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I would take this as a very bad sign. The game is by no means bad and Obsidian has tried their best to keep it interesting with the new tank lines and Global Ops mode, but the whole thing is not profitable enough, and that’s reflected in the terrible queue times for PvE (a major draw of the game), nonexistent PvP populations at certain tiers, and overall low server population.

    The game is a dozen times better than World of Tanks in that Obsidian wasn’t afraid to add new mechanics into the formula like missiles, reactive armor and defining mechanics for each class. But unfortunately, it seems that everyone who would have an interest is stuck in WoT, a game with vastly worse grinds that’s afraid to try new things at the risk of a bitchy playerbase.

    It deserved to do better, but mark my words: this is the nail in the coffin for Armored Warfare.

  8. Galvanized Dreamer
    Galvanized Dreamer
    February 14, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    I see this going about as well as if Nexon acquired it.

  9. Meittimies
    February 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Different game genre, and different gaming demographic. Friends of mine who play Advanced Warfare don’t generally give a crap about roleplaying games.