Fans are looking to breathe new life into a game EA decided to kill off a number of years ago with the publisher actually giving the team the go-ahead.
Battleforge is the title in question. Having shut its doors at the closing of Halloween back in 2013, EA has finally given their blessing to a group of fans looking to bring the title back from the grave.
Initially starting work in June 2015, a hard working group of dedicated indivudiuals took it upon themselves to reverse engineer the game's base code and microtransation features to build a server capable of running the strategy title without requiring players to slowly accululate its in-game currency or open up their wallet to speed things along.
Re-dubbed as 'Skylords Reborn', it's understanable to hear EA wasn't on-board with their original plans to use the title "Battleforge Reborn" - likely wanted to seperate the publisher from something that come back to haunt them in the long run. According to those posting on the game's forum, part of the agreement means those running the unofficial revival project can't start releasing paid DLC for the game or even update it from the base game in the future. No money can be made from the the project in a commercial sense, but everything from the original release will stay in-tact.
We can't imagine the group was ever planning on making a quick buck from this, but EA will issue their blessing so long as this remains true.