Sigilâ??s long-term future in doubt

Sigilâ??s long-term future in doubt

By Ben Parfitt

May 1st 2007 at 2:15PM

Sony Online Entertainment discussing strategy, possible acquisition on the cards.

The CEO of Sigil, and producer of recent MMO Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, Brad McQuiad has revealed via a post on an internet forum that his firm is currently in discussions with SOE regarding its long-term future.

Gamasutra reports that McQuid confessed: "It means that right now Vanguard is doing decently but not as well as we had hoped. SOE is going to be getting more involved with Sigil and Vanguard – our relationship is going to become even tighter, much tighter."

McQuid admits that to date Saga of Heroes has failed to meet expectations, pegging this on a number of factors including inappropriate marketing and unsuitable PC spec requirements.

He states that fortunes could be reversed if given extra resources.

Sony Online has released an official statement mentioning only that it is "in discussions with Sigil regarding the future of Vanguard and Sigil Games."