Rift Logs 1 Million Accounts, Head-Start Access Starts Today

UPDATE: There have been widespread reports that the Rift servers aren’t handling the deluge of players all that well. We haven’t heard about any crashes, but reports in the Rift forums are indicating queue times of up to 23 hours.

This isn’t out of whack for the launch of a MMO, but many players are up in arms, and even threatening to cancel their accounts. It appears Trion is adding a number of servers to deal with demand. More as it develops…

Original StoryMore than one million people have created accounts for the new MMO Rift, according to developer Trion Worlds, and while that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s how many people will play it, it is a promising figure.

Rift’s head-start access starts today, but the game’s servers will be open to everyone on March 1. At the moment, all the users with accounts are in a 30-day free trial period, so it’ll be interesting to see how those numbers shift come April.

Game Front’s Ron Whitaker put together a preview of Rift, and it sounds like a promising game for MMO fans. It’s also fairly well populated, at least for the time being, so it sounds like players interested in giving Rift a go should do so at the beginning of next month.

Via Eurogamer.

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1 Comment on Rift Logs 1 Million Accounts, Head-Start Access Starts Today


On February 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Servers just shut down for 15 minutes while performance tweaks are made.