Though it’s been a rumor, and even started hitting some blog sites last night, it’s now been officially announced and I feel confident reporting it here. Sigil Games, the developer behind Vanguard, has been dissolved. SOE has fully acquired Vanguard and a good size of the Sigil staff.
I just want to say that I feel bad for the Sigil employees getting laid off. I know its got to be tough to work so hard for something and it just doesn’t quite go the way you want it to.
On the other hand, I think SOE management will be a good thing for the game. I will continue to play and await patches and changes. I enjoy the game, and I think that SOE has the money and experience to throw at it to continue to improve it. EQ 2 is thriving under SOE, and I think it would be great if Vanguard could experience some of that. I think this is probably the best thing for Vanguard.