Tribes: Ascend is a free-to-play multiplayer-only first-person shooter and part of the Tribes franchise. It is developed by Hi-Rez Studios and is currently available as a download for Microsoft Windows. Aspects from previous Tribes games such as jetpacks and skiing are featured in the game. The game was released on April 12, 2012. On Feb 14, 2013 HiRez released a Game of The Year Edition, which unlocks all classes, weapons, equipment, and perks in a single package. In July 2013 Hi-Rez halted further development on Tribes: Ascend to focus on other upcoming titles, though a small team resumed development in August 2015. On Dec 10, 2015, HiRez announced a new patch for the game, Out of the Blue Tribes:Ascend Version 1.1, which introduced "dramatic changes to the underlying game". Due to the nature of the new patch, the company reverted all previous in-game purchases.