Media Wrap-Up 1/20/2012

Posted by on 20 January 2012
Categories: Community News.

Media Wrap-Up

Hey everyone,

It’s time for another RIFT Media Wrap-Up to cover some of the great RIFT news from the week that was. Without further ado, let’s get to it!

RIFT Wins’s “2011 Most Innovative” Player’s Choice Award!

“2011 may be looked upon as a year with little innovation, but it comes in small steps, not giant leaps and bounds.  DCUO had its combat. Glitch had its… well, everything.  WoW added things like the Raid Finder. SWTOR brought in the most compelling story to hit the MMO scene.  But you all voted, and decided that Rift’s many unique features to an otherwise traditional fantasy setting earned it the right to be 2011’s Most Innovative game.  On the back end, its server architecture is ushering in a new era of game stability and dynamic events, while on the front end its class system, chronicles, rift invasions, and so forth showed us that Trion means business when it comes to making their game the best it can be.”

You can check out the entire winners list on

RIFT revenues reached $100 million in 2011, Trion secures new funding!

It’s true! 2011 was an amazing year for RIFT and we look forward to all we can accomplish in 2012! Check out this article on MASSIVELY to get a recap of where we’ve been – and a look ahead at where we’re going!

Rift: Through the Looking Glass – Rift Predictions for 2012

After following RIFT very closely during 2011, our friends at Ten Ton Hammer have bravely offered their predictions for what we may see coming to RIFT in 2012. Check out their write-up and see how their predictions compare with yours!

Grant Bowler Cast as the Lead In Defiance TV Show!

Last, but not least…

Even though this one isn’t really RIFT related, we felt that this news about Defiance – Trion’s joint venture with SyFy – was too good to keep a lid on. We’re thrilled to announce that Grant Bowler (True Blood, Ugly Betty) has been cast as the lead in the television series.  Head over to Defiance Junkies to get the latest scoop!

Thanks for checking out this week’s Media Wrap-Up! We’ll be back next week with more great RIFT news.

Also, you can use this forum thread to discuss this, and any RIFT news from this week, with other memebers of the Community!