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Radiant Entertainment is winding up to share the final build of its canceled fighting game Rising Thunder as a free, community-focused release.
Usually canceled projects never see the light of day, so Radiant's ability to suddenly release a final build of Rising Thunder complete with quality-of-life improvements and the source code for online servers is no small surprise.
The game itself was canceled back in 2016 when Riot Games acquired the studio and shifted the development team to new projects. There have since been scattered fan attempts to revive the game's online servers as they were during its beta period, and Radiant now says the release of Rising Thunder: Community Edition is their contribution to those efforts.
Due out in January, the Community Edition will be the final build Radiant made of the game, with a few alterations. Online play and local play have both been included, along with some minor fixes and tweak. Additionally, Radiant plans to release source code for an open-source version of the Rising Thunder server, essentially giving the community a chance to participate in matchmade online games and also mess with the code itself if desired.