Stone Blade Entertainment announced back in early January that they are ceasing all development on SolForge after more than five years of work. According to the brief message the servers were supposed to shut down on January 31st, but there appears to be a rather fortunate change of plans!
Due to the intervention from Grinding Gear Games, the amazing folks behind the equally amazing Path of Exile, the SolForge servers will continue running for the foreseeable future. There will be interruptions in play over the coming weeks as the developers transfer the project to a smaller server, but your collections should remain completely intact.
If you're interested in all of the details, here's the full announcement message:
"As many of you already know, we announced that we would cease development on the current version of SolForge and that servers would not be maintained after 1/31. This announcement was the hardest I’ve had to make in my career, but the outpouring of support from the community has been amazing.
Thanks to support from the community, along with technical support from executives at Grinding Gear Games, we may have a solution that could keep the current game running for the foreseeable future. We are currently working on an attempt to migrate SolForge to a smaller server, allowing it to stay online and protect everyone’s current collections and ability to play.
There will be interruptions in play over the coming weeks as we determine the feasibility of this project. There are no guarantees, but we are hopeful that we can make a sustainable version of the game that can keep this community alive even as we work on future iterations of the game we all love.
My thanks to the entire SolForge community but in particular to Brian Weissman and Chris Wilson from Grinding Gear Games who are personally helping to fund and manage this transition."
Naturally, this doesn't mean the developers are once again working on SolForge, the project has unfortunately been shut down... at least for the time being. On the positive side, you'll at least be able to enjoy SolForge without worrying about it shutting down any time soon.