There was a report that Earth Eternal developer Sparkplay Media has laid off staff and put Earth Eternal up for auction last week. "I had to lay off all of our staff except for two people (one of which is me) on Friday, and it's likely that by this time next week neither of us will be with Sparkplay any more either... We're putting it up for auction today and are reasonably confident that someone will buy it and keep it running..."
"Earth Eternal will go down when our internet and hosting provider pulls the plug for non-payment. It's hard to tell when that could happen..." and now, Earth Eternal find its new " employer"after the auction. However, we don't know who is the winner in this auction.
"Well, the good news is that we had many parties bidding on EE. The auction for it ended today and the winner is a company most or all of you have heard of. I can't tell you who it is yet, and you can take whatever your first five guesses are and throw them out, as it's not any of them. I can't release who it is until the contract is completed and signed (another week at least), but in the meantime the game and forums will be here and all the free stuff in the cash shop will remain free for the short-term future." Matt Mihaly, the CEO Sparkplay Media announced the news on official Earth Eternal website.
"There's a good chance that existing (or recently laid off, rather) SPM folks will be involved in the game again too! I'm probably going to do some consulting work for the company, and they want the help of other SPM staff members too I think. The caveat is that all is still kind of uncertain. They moved astonishingly quickly for a company their size, and even they don't quite know what they're going to do with EE and the engine yet. They need a few days to process and figure things out."
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