Dear Miner Wars Fans!
We understand that there are many of you who pre-ordered Miner Wars MMO and are worried about its future. This FAQ should bring some light.
The development of Space Engineers doesn’t mean that we have stopped working on the MMO. These two projects are interconnected. We consider Space Engineers to be the next step of our VRAGE engine. Everything that we do for Space Engineers will get in some way reused in Miner Wars MMO.
There are several other things that we have on our mind, but we can’t announce them at the moment. We hope that the FAQ below covers as many questions as possible. We believe that we have your understanding and patience, but we really can’t spend time analyzing this subject. We prefer to spend our time developing our projects and discussing other important things with you (such as, how to make Space Engineers a better game). We are sure that the majority of this community will agree on this.
Is the MMO project still in plans?
Yes. As we have officially stated many times in the past, the MMO project is still in the development plans. Although not in an active development, all work that’s done on Space Engineers will get in some way reused in Miner Wars MMO. MMO will only benefit from Space Engineers and VRAGE 2.0. (For example, we never planned advanced construction features, astronaut characters, breaking physics, etc.). This way, MMO can become a much better game than we ever envisioned.
Estimated time of release?
Unfortunately, we are not able to give any estimate. We are people who try to learn from their mistakes and we don’t want to give promises that we can’t keep (as we did many times in the past). We hope that we have your understanding on this.
Why have you developed Space Engineers when you have promised that you are working on the MMO?
As mentioned above, Space Engineers and MMO are two interrelated projects. By developing Space Engineers, we are making a big step in the development of the MMO as well.
Is there a refund option for those who purchased the MMO?
Miner Wars MMO is still considered to be in development (active or not). We are sorry, but refunds are not possible.
Is there going to be an option for the people who purchased the MMO but want to get Space Engineers instead?
This is something we are considering, but technically it is not an easy task and would cost us a lot of time that we can invest in other game-features. If this option becomes available, we will let everyone know.
Edit on 03/24/2014
We have decided to offer the opportunity to the people who purchased Miner Wars MMO to exchange it with a Space Engineers copy. Miner Wars MMO remains in the development plans, but still in an inactive state. In order to request for an exchange, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your MinerWars.com profile username or the email address you used to create the account or any other proof that you own Miner Wars MMO.