It is no secret that the pandemic has had a huge impact on every realm of the gaming industry, and Keyforge is no exception. Now, it seems another problem stands between fans and the release of the sixth set: algorithm problems. In a statement published by Fantasy Flight Games, the algorithm used to construct Keyforge’s unique decks has gone down and needs to be rebuilt from the ground up. While the average gamer may wonder why this is such a big deal, without a working algorithm there is no way of generating any new decks… at all.
Keyforge - The Algorithm Of It All
Unfortunately, the process of rebuilding Keyforge’s famous algorithm is a lengthy one, and so the card game will be going on hiatus for now. However, while it may be down, Keyforge is certainly not out. To show fans they mean business, the brains behind the cards have released a sneak peek at the sixth set, Winds of Exchange. This addition to the family promises to bring a heap of new content, and the set has already been completely developed. In fact, had the algorithm not gone down Winds of Exchange would be well on its way to retail by now. This may be frustrating, but the good folks at the Forge are working hard on getting the game back up and running again and getting this new set out to fans.
To tide fans over to the release of the much-awaited sixth set, Keyforge is hoping to launch a digital version of the game through Stainless Games. While this project is just in discussion at the moment, it is a promising sign for the future of the much-loved card game.