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Dominus: Production Ceases

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 17,651MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

PitchBlack Games has announced that development on Dominus has officially reached its end. The announcement came via the game's Facebook page.

It is with a heavy heart that I have to say goodbye, or at least goodbye for now. We simply cannot deliver the game you deserve with the resources we have. We never quit trying, even when hope faded, because you - our community - kept us inspired.

There is a market for a game like this one. Thank you for proving it. I hope to see you again.

The forum is being switched to read-only, effective immediately. I have permission to keep the Facebook page open long enough for goodbyes, and I will hang out here (as a volunteer, not an employee) for a few days.

I am so sorry, you guys :(

Make your comments on the Dominus FB page.


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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Edmonds, WAPosts: 2,462Member Uncommon
    Wow, I really didn't expect this. It looked like a great game too. That's sad to hear.
  • kishekishe aitooPosts: 1,967Member Uncommon
    Should have kickstartered it!
  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXPosts: 7,298Member Uncommon
    With as much as they had done in the game, they could have likely gotten away with launching in the state it was in.  I guess it shows that they'd rather not put anything out than a quality product and that speaks well of their character.. but all that hard work culminating into nothing is tough...  I'm sad to hear it.

    "Loan me a Dragon I wanna see space"


  • AusareAusare adamstown, MDPosts: 850Member
    Maybe someone will buy their work and continue.
  • AryasAryas LondonPosts: 337Member

    Gutted; I was looking forward to this one immensely.


    Why is it the decent games seem to get canned yet there is friggin' tons of shite coming out daily?

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  • Mississauga, ONPosts: 912Member Uncommon
    But why?

  • kastakasta Mineola, TXPosts: 512Member
    After seeing the videos for this game and the videos for Planetside2 I can see why they threw in the towel.
  • VeldaraVeldara glendale, CAPosts: 29Member
    Hope they all find work soon.
  • ShadanwolfShadanwolf Posts: 2,123Member Uncommon

    (STUNNED SILENCE) and sadness.


  • zengorillazengorilla Tarpon Springs, FLPosts: 5Member
    Wow, that sucks I thought they were close to release already, I guess they weren't and this was probably the only beacon of hope in the mmo verse. :(
  • RaxeonRaxeon cedar falls, IAPosts: 2,093Member Uncommon
    at least i got tera : (
  • RaxeonRaxeon cedar falls, IAPosts: 2,093Member Uncommon
    good thing is they didnt try to release an unfinished product that clearly wasnt ready at all
  • gaeanprayergaeanprayer Somewhere Out There, PAPosts: 2,325Member Uncommon
    Not particularly shocking considering all the sci-fi competition they are up against, coming out soon as well. Still always sad to see a game die before it even hits the shelves. I would like to see someone pick up the production on it again. I had no interest in the game, but all the work that went into it just stopping suddenly seems like such a huge waste :- Got to be some way to salvage that effort.

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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXPosts: 7,298Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Veldara

    Hope they all find work soon.

    They were a small but dedicated team... fairly talented too,  they will make it.

    "Loan me a Dragon I wanna see space"


  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member
    Sad to hear this news, :(
  • talonkuntalonkun londonPosts: 13Member
    I was actually in the beta. It was only a server stressed test beta so we saw no mobs, no npc, no items, no nothing. All I can say was, even with the graphics and control it had, the mechanic was clearly not smoothly enough. I'm sad for all the people that worked on the project but clearly this was going to fail if it had launched. At least they had the sensibility and courage to admit when they see a dead horse, instead of being stubborn, releasing the game and wasting even more millions on it. Trust me, you would NOT pay sub to play this game. I'm not even sure you would even play it if it was free.
  • mmoseller888mmoseller888 Chicago, ILPosts: 30Member
     I was in stress beta and it was aweful guess they realize how bad their game is compare to gw2 beta after the weekend lol.
  • pyrofreakpyrofreak In the middle of, PAPosts: 1,481Member Uncommon
    I'm impressed that they chose to trash can the game instead of release another unfinished game into the world. For that, they have my respect.

    Now with 57.3% more flames!

  • JonathJCenJonathJCen Galveston, TXPosts: 193Member
    This one looked interesting to me, too. Mixed feelings on the idea of another company picking it up though; it's hard for someone else to meet the expectations of the original fanbase in staying true to the original vision. Seen that one happen with STO (not that it's a bad game, it's just not what the original concept made it out to be).
  • ironhelixironhelix fairfield, OHPosts: 448Member
    There is so much crap churned out that it makes me sad to see this happen to a group of people who really wanted to make something special. I hope they are all able to find work soon.
  • corpusccorpusc Chattanooga, TNPosts: 1,329Member Uncommon

    other than the 3 faction PVP....


    what features did this game have that people were looking forward to?

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    i don't expect to like Darkfall, altho i may like it MORE than other MMOs. i know it is gonna have a very frustrating level of grind to it, even if its significantly less than most. waiting for a pure FAST action virtual world. dice rolling & character levels (even "skills") IN COMBAT should have never carried over from pencil & paper to a computer that can reasonably model 3D spaces and objects

  • unclemounclemo ColoradoPosts: 450Member Uncommon

    This is terrible news.  Still...after my recent Perpetuum debacle, perhaps it's for the best.  Better that it gets picked up somewhere else and given the resorces that the game needs.


    Good luck Sonya!  

  • morbuskabismorbuskabis RodonPosts: 290Member

    Originally posted by mmoseller888

     I was in stress beta and it was aweful guess they realize how bad their game is compare to gw2 beta after the weekend lol.


    To read such a comment realy makes me mad. What a ignorant brat!

    Anyway Im realy sad to hear that. Been in Beta since the start and they made huge Progress. Its such a shame it din't work out the way it should have.

    Hope PBG all the best! 

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  • guy232guy232 Lincoln, NEPosts: 344Member Uncommon



    its fourm members were complete assholes.      Serves em right



  • SpiiderSpiider BinzPosts: 483Member Uncommon
    RIP. I remember when project wish went down after so much hope. Bleh.

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