Fans of the Rune franchise can breathe a sigh of relief now, sort of, as publisher Ragnarok Game LLC announced that they're in possession of a hard drive with all the Rune 2 code and assets, which means that they can properly support their game.
Back , the game's developer Human Head Studios confirmed that the game is being renamed from Rune: Ragnarok to just Rune 2, and that it will launch as an Epic Games Store exclusive. What eventually transpired, however, is really questionable, and even that sounds like an understatement.
Only a day into the launch, Ragnarok found themselves in a peculiar situation. Rune 2 had successfully launched on Epic's platform and in their words - it already exceeded all expectations. They reiterated their dedication to keeping the game alive and well but Human Head's sudden closure caught them off-guard as much as it did the general public.
To add insult to injury, the studio's closure was followed by the immediate opening of Bethesda's Roundhouse Studios, with the same personnel and everything. Considering that there were more companies involved with work on Rune 2, Ragnarok were left to pick up the pieces the best they could, the game's source code being the main one.
Writing on the , Ragnarok recently said, "Late last week, we received a hard drive containing the RUNE II assets and source code. We have brought on engineers to check the thoroughness of materials and ensure the hard drive has all RUNE II files."
Ragnarok said they've set up "a build, test and staging environment", where they'll be looking to confirm it's the current version of Rune 2. Once they do that, they will get to fixing critical issues and everything that's been reported since the game launched.