I know some of you are looking forwards to Rift: Planes of Telara, though for myself I found the game uninvolving. The release date has now been announced however, and the game will launch in the US and Europe on March 1st 2011.
I wish Rift every success. It is good to see an MMO release that is so stable and polished. However, personally I don't think the game does enough to tempt anyone away from a current subscription unless they just want a change of scenery.
I think the game will do well and maintain a good subscriber base; certainly well enough to continue for a few expansions. In the race between the big three MMO launches planned for this year (the others being Star Wars: The Old Republic and Guild Wars 2) I do foresee it coming a distant third.
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