A new agreement announced today will see the popular mobile MOBA Vainglory switch publishers from Super Evil Mega Corp to Rogue Games.
Super Evil Mega Corp plans to release a new title in 2020, currently code-named Project Spellfire, and today’s announcement is part of a funding initiative to push things along. The company has amassed $10.5 million so far, according to Games Beat.
Rogue Games, meanwhile, will benefit from having an extremely successful cross-play MOBA title with over 45 million registered players under its control moving forward.
Mike DeLaet, Founder & CEO of Rogue Games said of today’s announcement in a press release:
“We’re longtime fans of Super Evil and Vainglory, so we’re honored to be entrusted with the game and eager to get started.
Many people on the team have worked on MOBAs or games-as-service titles before and we appreciate how important the community is to the game itself. We’re working very closely with Super Evil and bringing along the current community managers to make the transition as smooth as possible and safeguard the quality of the Vainglory experience.”
Kristian Segerstrale, CEO of Super Evil Megacorp also weighed in:
“Our first priority is making sure that Vainglory continues to be a great experience, with no disruption for our players who have supported us and the game since its inception.
As we write a new chapter for our studio at Super Evil, we wanted to make sure that Vainglory was in the right hands before we refocus our team on our new game. Our partners are experienced, passionate and dedicated to delivering a great game, and we can’t wait to watch the game grow even more with the fresh ideas and great service Rogue will bring.”
In the immediate future, both companies will work together closely in a transition period before Rogue takes over the publishing duties and content creation. Rogue plans to maintain “the current content cadence and ensuring a seamless experience for Vainglory players.”
Vainglory is a free-to-play game available on iOS, Android, and PC.