MMOGames’ Most Anticipated Online Game of 2019

The end of the year is upon us and it is time to start looking ahead to what will come in 2019. We asked the MMOGames writing team what their most anticipated online game of 2019 is and got a wide variety of responses from the team, including a couple of surprises. After you’ve read what our writers are looking forward to next year be sure to add what game you’re most anticipating in 2019.

 

Ethan “Isarii” Macfie – Anthem

I started liking Anthem as a joke – I’m dead serious. As the game’s announcement came only a few months after the launch of the immeasurably disappointing Mass Effect: Andromeda and was followed shortly thereafter by the Star Wars: Battlefront II monetization debacle, the idea of jumping aboard the hype train for EA-BioWare’s next big live service game felt like the absolute height of comedy.

My friends and I set up a Discord channel just to hype the game up ironically, sharing news and info as it came out with our most sardonic fervor. Then the strangest thing happened: the news we were sharing started to look _really_ good.

I’m not sure exactly when I boarded the Anthem hype train for real, but I know I’m on it now. I haven’t preordered the game and I’m constantly on watch for the other shoe to drop, but what we’ve seen and heard of the game’s world, its feature set, and even its monetization strategy all sound extremely promising. Maybe we’ll all get burned again, but at this point, I’m willing to at least hope that we won’t.

 

Nick Shively – We’ll See

When it comes to online, multiplayer games 2019 is not a year I’m expecting much from. There are a few titles that I’m mildly interested in that have multiplayer elements, such as Anthem, but there’s no single title that I’m actively waiting to be released. The last few years have been fairly stagnant in the MMORPG genre and it will still be a couple more until the droves of crowdfunding MMOs finally start launching.

That being said, it’s likely that Crowfall will see some sort of soft launch or early access by 2019, but the game has already had a number of delays with the beta being pushed back. It’s possible that we’ll hear more from Ascent: Infinite Realm, however, a 2019 release seems unlikely at this point. I’m also looking forward to hearing more about the Magic: The Gathering MMO, but mostly because Cryptic has revealed little information so far. At this point in time, 2019 is more of a “wait and see” kind of year.

 

Phil DeMerchant – Project Zephyr

For 2019 my most anticipated game isn’t a massive blockbuster hit or even a massively multiplayer wonderland like 2017 and 18 have born. Instead, my focus is fully formed on Four Shore Entertainment and their little seasonal puzzle with a working title of Project Zephyr.

A season-based environmental platformer, Zephyr is one of the handful of indie games I got to demo this year at the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo. Despite only having the alpha of the tutorial level, Four Shore absolutely blew me away with the warm and tender art of their game. From winding forests to chittering monsters there was no square space of charm overlooked in this game’s wonderful art style. Gameplay was just as entertainingly charming; by utilizing a little golem’s season-changing abilities one could grow a pumpkin to use as a platform or freeze an enemy to use as a projectile ice block. The possibilities were absolutely endless, my own gameplay even surprising the demoing developer in how radically different I set about my puzzle solving.

Zephyr is a game with unimaginable potential, and with a project Q2 release in 2019, I cannot wait to finally sink my teeth into it all.

 

Taylor Hidalgo – The Division 2

The Division 2

Garbage flows into the streets of New York City, joining the fresh snow and the muck of dirt, sludge, bodies, and blood splashed gracelessly along the packed street. A single working strobe spins soundlessly into the hazy snowfall of the fading evening light. A casually dressed agent in a leather jacket dusts the snow off of their jacket, shoulders their rifle, and walks up the street.

Of the many things The Division did well, the most inescapable was the city. It was beautiful. It is beautiful, and there’s no escaping that beauty for even the slightest fraction of a second. New York, plagued by infection, flooded with aggression and bullets, filling the streets with terror, has remained my impossible benchmark for what a setting can do for a story—hazy, blizzardous, littered, messy, garish, chaotic, impossibly beautiful New York.

In the time since I’ve played, The Division has never captured my desire to shoulder my weapon, hurl a grenade, and dive into danger headlong. But in the quiet moments, I find myself wanting to revisit New York. The streets, though devoid of the foot traffic that surges in its non-digital counterpart, the plague-stricken streets are just quiet enough here to let the abandoned cars tell a story of frantic escape. The darkness that hangs in the alleyways promises gunfight in the dark crevices for anyone foolish enough to try to slip through the shadows. The distant barks, errant car alarms, occasional directionless gunfire, the chirping of a discarded cell phone… All of it assembled into this package promises a world full of life, albeit a hobbled one.

I find myself wanting to perch atop a squad car, rifle dangling casually down the rear window, and watch the snow gather on my jacket’s shoulders while New York breathes around me again. The hazardous Dark Zone in the distance promises me all the action I could ever want, a short helicopter ride can crashland me in the biggest blizzard New York can throw, a sprawling fight encompassing an army of agents sits in a distant corner of the city, but this car is all I really need. The snow grows as it collects on the jacket, on my gloves, on the car, and on the ground.

I am taken in with this place. Gunfire and all.

In the distance, past the overturned ambulances and the bullet-riddled squad cars, beyond the armored APCs and the glass-walled high-rises, Washington D.C. waits for another agent, for another crisis. D.C. promises to be more of everything I love. More city, more gorgeous intersections of reality and aesthetic fulfillment. Sure, also more gunfights and danger, but the real siren call is another city. A new place to sink into. I cannot wait to destroy its art museums as I hurl myself through another fight to reclaim humanity. The Division 2 is just down that street, a short jaunt away, and I’m so excited to crawl its streets.

My agent stands, and together we descend the stairs and pass through the curtain of an overhead sprinkler. The snow on my jacket joins the spray and drips to its final resting place on the cheap tile of a subway. Deeper into this darkness leads to an airport.

Next time you see us, we’ll be in D.C.

 

 

Shannon Doyle – Rapture Rejects

Rapture Rejects

If I’m completely honest I’ve found myself falling out of love with online gaming in recent years and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Sure, online gaming is more popular than it ever has been before but the communities that made online games so great seem to have died. I do of course continue to hold a torch up for the City of Heroes spiritual successors. I’ll be giving those a try as soon as they come out, I’m just not sure that will be in 2019. We saw Dual Universe at Gamescom a number of years ago and it has intrigued me from the very first time we walked past their booth. But once again, Dual Universe isn’t expected to release until 2020 at the earliest.
So right now I suppose my most anticipated game of 2019 is…Rapture Rejects. Normally I’m not one to play Battle Royale games but there’s a special place in my heart for blasphemous comedy in video game form. During their free to play weekend I was having a blast and since then I’ve been squeezing in a match or two when I can. It’s a lot of fun and it doesn’t feel super serious like other games in the genre. Casual friendly even? Ehh…only if you don’t mind dying a lot. I’m also following Harry Potter Wizards Unite, the mobile game being made by the same folks behind Pokemon Go. Will it come out in 2019? Actually, yeah, I think it might. I’m just wondering how I’m going to jump between Ingress, Pokemon Go, and Harry Potter. Maybe Santa will bring me a third phone for Christmas.

 

Jonathan Doyle – Anthem

Everyone has their own ways of writing. When I was posed the question of my upcoming pick for 2019 I went to the playlist so I could let my thoughts run free.
The thing is the playlist came around to Muse and I can’t shift the association in my mind anymore. Anthem played a blinder with the reworking of Muse’s Uprising in the cinematic trailer.

It may be stupid to let that be the thing that draws my attention but I can’t help it. I know it won’t be like other Bioware games. I know how utterly bad I am at Destiny. I know that there will be plenty of other games vying for my attention when we finally get to grips with Anthem … but it grabbed my attention in a very definite way.

It won’t last, love affairs never do. I fully admit it’s a love affair with the idea of a Bioware game, my heart is drawn by their mastery in cinematic presentation beyond whatever the game may actually be. Until there is heartbreak or affirmation though, all I have is that impression in this ongoing love affair. The possibility that Anthem will bring me the right blend of gameplay, story and a world that I can lose myself in.

The trailer ends with a simple lyric. We will be victorious.
I believe it when Muse says it…as for Bioware? I remain hopeful. Hopefully, they will be victorious. If not? Well, maybe we’ll also get to move on from the Destiny like shooter games in the MMO space. Either way, I am victorious even if EA is not.

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10 Exciting MMOs That Are Yet to Be Released

There are some awfully good MMOs in the making right now. Some of them are nearing release, while others are probably going through their very own development hell, possibly never to be seen again. No matter what, I want to believe that the following games will eventually make their way into North America and Europe, even if some of them take a few more years of work. In no particular order, here is my list of 10 Exciting MMOs That Are Yet to Be Released.

And no, Phantasy Star Online 2 is not included here. The English version of that game is dead and buried, you need to let go.

Lost Ark

10 Exciting MMOs That Are Yet to Be Released - Lost Ark

Lost Ark is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most anticipated MMORPGs in recent history. Everything about it screams AAA quality, which is a nice change from the rushed, me-too MMOs that we have suffered through during the last five years of so. I don’t know if it’s my inner Diablo fan speaking, or if the huge scope of this MMORPG just seems to scratch my itch, but I think Lost Ark is going to please every MMO fan, even the most insensitive brutes among you.

Developed by Smilegate, the Korean studio that is now swimming in CrossFire money – still one of the top grossing titles worldwide, surprisingly beating Fortnite Battle Royale and PUBG on PC –, Lost Ark represents a huge investment and a solid bet for the South Korean studio.

Let’s just say things as they are – Lost Ark isn’t the Diablo MMORPG that everyone is dreaming of, but it sure is the closest thing that you can get, even considering the likes of the excellent Path of Exile. The diverse character classes offer such a vast array of combat choices that you will be hard-pressed to pick one and stick with it for days, and I’m not even counting with the Tripod system, which allows you to customize the skills in a unique way that suits your playstyle. Combat feels impactful and crunchy, and the amazing animations and skill effects are the cherry on top of this lip-smacking fantasy cake.

Even if graphics aren’t everything, I’m not the one to say that I don’t like my games with some impressive visuals. For a game that runs on the old-fashioned but heavily modified Unreal Engine 3, Lost Ark looks remarkable for our day and age. Just as with Black Desert Online, this is a game where I will often stop and take my time to look at the details in the environment – there is one island where you become microscopic and seeing every bug and blade of grass so huge makes quite an impact.

With the Korean open beta coming later this year, my only regret is that there is no western release officially announced, despite rumors and datamining that point to it.

Peria Chronicles

10 Exciting MMOs That Are Yet to Be Released - Peria Chronicles

Imagine the most beautiful anime game ever made, then mix with it a hefty dose of wacky creature design that would stand proudly among the best from Pokémon. That’s Peria Chronicles in a nutshell, but there is so much more to this game. In fact, it’s obvious that developer Thingsoft was shooting for the skies, as this beautiful anime sandbox MMORPG is now going through development hell, and it is likely that some features are being toned down or entirely removed.

But what is Peria Chronicles all about? It is, plain and simple, one of the most ambitious projects coming out of South Korea, backed up by the powerhouse that is Nexon. The goal is to create a community-driven world where players can build their own towns, manage the economy and social system that drives these towns, and even design their own quests, dungeons and NPCs. It’s a daunting task and Peria Chronicles’ design has often been compared to Minecraft, in the sense that you could build anything, design anything – but with wonderful graphics to go along.

They are not just bragging either; we’ve been shown a gigantic Tetris machine created in-game, as well as some impressive terraforming. This is obviously a nightmare to develop, and the similarly ambitious and canceled EverQuest Next surely agrees.

Then we have the combat phase. Your character finds and collects Kirana – let’s not call them Pokémon for copyright reasons – and uses them in battle. This was one of the aspects that needed a lot of extra work, based on feedback from the 2016 demo.

In theory, Peria Chronicles is like an MMORPG player’s dream. It looks like heaven, gives you almost full control to do what you want, and tasks you with being as creative as you can. In practice, it could turn out to be a broken, bugged, exploit-ridden mess of a game. If it is ever released, of course. This would definitely be my top contender for this list of 10 exciting MMOs that are yet to be released.

Lineage Eternal (Project TL)

10 Exciting MMOs That Are Yet to Be Released - Lineage Eternal Project TL

The Lineage series remains as NCSoft’s cash cow for several years, with the first game bringing the most revenue to the Korean publisher. It’s no surprise then that they want to keep the money rolling, first with a popular mobile release and now with the third official game in the series.

Lineage Eternal was announced in 2011 and has gone through some rough times, with development team changes and a renewed focus. The 2016 beta revealed a multi-character system that is now completely scrapped in favor of a more traditional character control approach. To be honest, this system seemed a bit weird, as you could only control/see one character at a time and swapped between them with the push of a button.

With the new team and focus, Project TL is shaping up to be a very different game. Even the game engine was changed, from a proprietary engine to Unreal Engine 4. The revamp retains some of the ideas from the previous iteration – environmental destruction, dynamic weather, large-scale battles, physics… but it looks like the design was streamlined, to say the least.

Seven years have passed since its announcement and the new Lineage is still some time away from a closed beta. Again.

Kingdom Under Fire 2

10 Exciting MMOs That Are Yet to Be Released - Kingdom Under Fire 2

There is no way of knowing what is happening at Blueside’s headquarters. They have this ambitious, one-of-a-kind action MMORPG and yet, a decade has passed since its announcement and there is no western release in sight.

I remember playing Kingdom Under Fire 2 in 2014 during the first Asian beta test and I was impressed with the scope of the battles and mostly with the way that your character sliced and diced through hundreds of troops and creatures. There was something unique to it, a clever mix of action and strategy that was rarely seen.

Your character, carefully picked from a batch of five (Elementalist, Ranger, Gunslinger, Spellsword and Berserker), would not just take active part in battles with a deeply satisfying action MMORPG feel, they would also be the one to command troops and outline the tactical approach when the clashes became more demanding. There was a clever real-time strategy hook to Kingdom Under Fire 2, providing a delicate balance that very few online games ever dared to try.

In all honesty, I would prefer such a game instead of the deluge of Battle Royale copycats that we are getting every other week. And yet, developer Blueside is utterly failing to give us a proper update for quite some time. The last we heard from them was over a year ago, unconvincingly reassuring us (again) that the western release was happening and that is was planned for late 2017 or early 2018 on PC and PlayStation 4.

Sure, guys.

Kurtzpel

10 Exciting MMOs That Are Yet to Be Released - Kurtzpel

Kurtzpel is probably a mystery to a lot of you, but it deserves more recognition as it isn’t without potential. First, it is developed by KOG Studio, who you should know as the creators of Grand Chase and Elsword, two cherished MMO games. Secondly, it looks and feels like the spiritual sequel of both games, taking some characters from the former and the style of the latter, mixing it all up in a third-person blend that is colorful, frantic and thrilling.

The focus of Kurtzpel is clearly on PvP, while leaving PvE as something of an afterthought. It’s not that they are ignoring a story mode – there is one and you can play the boss battles in co-op with a friend – but they are evidently aiming for the competitive side of things. Kurtzpel runs on the always reliable Unreal Engine 4, but the team tweaked it to make it more suited to the cel-shaded anime graphics of the game.

KOG Studio aims to create a fighting experience that ditches character levels and stats almost entirely; their goal is to provide action combat mechanics where timing, situation assessment and swift reactions are vital to succeed.

An alpha or beta is purportedly coming before the end of 2018, but it should be exclusive to Korean territories.

Age of Wushu 2

10 Exciting MMOs That Are Yet to Be Released - Age of Wushu 2

If you like your martial arts games with a side dish of fantasy, then you probably enjoyed Age of Wushu. There was something compelling about this Wuxia-inspired MMORPG, with several systems contributing to a game of commendable depth. Combat was also interesting, being more tactical than most, while still featuring some of those outlandish moves that you are used to see in Chinese films. But there was room for improvement, and a sequel was the right thing to do…

… After the mandatory mobile version Age of Wushu Dynasty, of course, which was released in 2016.

Snail Games started development on Age of Wushu 2 in 2014, but in the meantime, it looks like Dark and Light became the priority. The latest news point to a 2018 reveal, but the lack of recent news is disheartening. This is quite a shame, as for Age of Wushu 2 we were promised a sandbox game with a focus on survival elements – dynamic weather, resource gathering, day and night cycle, non-target combat and even the ability to build your own school, a.k.a. faction. All of this powered by the Unreal Engine 4.

Fantasy martial arts games are always a big question mark when it comes to North America and Europe. However, Blade & Soul seems to be doing fine for itself, so I wouldn’t mind a bit of quality competition.

Ascent: Infinite Realm

10 Exciting MMOs That Are Yet to Be Released - Ascent Infinite Realm

TERA set the bar really high for developer Bluehole; it was a tough act to follow on one of the better MMORPGs still running nowadays. While they managed to fool everyone with the unexpected release of PUBG and sparked the latest trend – Battle Royale –, everyone was expecting their next move in the MMORPG genre.

Late 2017, Bluehole reveals Ascent: Infinite Realm, an incredibly ambitious steampunk MMORPG with a heavy focus on aerial combat and an impressive disregard for frame rate. Yes, because the announcement trailer was torn apart due to the frame drops and lack of optimization – players are always quick to destroy a game based on what is obviously a very raw, early version of a game.

Still, the ambition was there, the aerial battles look like Cloud Pirates but way more chaotic, and absolutely needed a lot of work, as the airships felt weightless, physics be damned. While on foot, Ascent: Infinite Realm doesn’t seem to evolve on the acclaimed TERA action combat system, instead feeling dull and unexciting. Maybe the fun begins when you reach the endgame and its Realm versus Realm PvP, right?

I’m being too critical of Ascent: Infinite Realm, but I admit that we have been treated to a very early, very rough build. Showing this game so soon probably harmed it in more ways than one, and it clearly needed more time to fully shine. I’m guessing that Bluehole still has a lot of work to do before a proper, polished version is ready for beta.

Moonlight Blade

10 Exciting MMOs That Are Yet to Be Released - Moonlight Blade

Moonlight Blade is one of several fantasy martial arts games coming from Eastern developers. This one hails from China, more specifically from Tencent, the gigantic corporation that seems to have a tight grip on everything, from League of Legends’ Riot Games to Path of Exile’s Grinding Gear Games.

As for Moonlight Blade, it’s been around for a while in Korea and China, featuring a world that is said to be 18 times larger than Skyrim. While it won’t win any awards for originality, Moonlight Blade looks good, sometimes truly great, and those flying skills have to be seen to be believed.

After a couple of years of uncertainty, Nexon has unofficially confirmed – twice – that Moonlight Blade is indeed getting an English release. Even if this isn’t in anyone’s top MMORPG list, it is definitely worth looking into.

Dual Universe

10 Exciting MMOs That Are Yet to Be Released - Dual Universe

Is Dual Universe trying to go where No Man’s Sky has gone before? This is the kind of game that seems too good to be true, and we know what usually happens with that, right? However, maybe  French developer Novaquark really knows what they are doing.

The way that it is shaping up, this sci-fi MMORPG could turn out to be the perfect mix of Minecraft and EVE Online. There is a scale to Dual Universe, an ambition that seems unrivaled and a game that will only prosper if one thing happens – a big… no, a galactic player base is willing to populate the game and build the civilization that this single-shard sandbox MMORPG needs and hopefully deserves.

Dual Universe is an intimidating game. It could fail in so many ways, and it could also never be feature-complete, judging by the scope of it. With a roadmap to be strictly followed and a release planned for the second half of 2020, maybe we will in fact get to explore this brave new world. We only have to build it first.

Ashes of Creation

10 Exciting MMOs That Are Yet to Be Released - Ashes of Creation

Ashes of Creation may look like your classic high fantasy MMORPG, but there is much more to it, at least in theory. The idea of an experience where every player will live something entirely different is extremely appealing. Depending on the actions of the players, the population size and other aspects, the dynamic game world will change and unlock new quests. The AI is also said to be adaptive, with the same creature reacting differently according to the player.

It almost sounds too good, right? In fact, it reminds me a lot of this game called EverQuest Next, which also had some revolutionary plans for its AI and world building, and where is it now? Exactly, canceled without ever showing a hint of what was promised, unless we include the failed Landmark in the equation.

You can easily tell that I am a little wary of Ashes of Creation, and selling a $375.00 Founder’s Pack makes me question if everyone is rich except for me. With a monthly subscription fee of $15, it really needs to be special to motivate players to stick around for long. The release is scheduled to happen before 2020, but this game has a lot to prove if it plans on living up to its developer’s claims.

These are 10 exciting MMOs that are yet to be released, most likely a couple of years away from launch, or even beta. However, it’s hard to forget about them and the incredible potential that they hold. If you had to pick only one game from this list, what would it be?

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Kakao CEO: Ascent: Infinite Realm’s Success is a Path to Global Growth

Some days you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. That might be the case for Ascent: Infinite Realm as Kakao CEO Min Kim from Kakao’s Europe division is eyeballing the upcoming MMO’s Western success as a vehicle for the company to become a more recognized brand outside of Korea.

kakao ceo

In an interview with GamesIndustry, Kim admitted that Kakao’s aspirations for expansion didn’t really take root until the Western release of Black Desert Online and its subsequent success in the market, which saw the title rake in $300M in September last year.

To that effect, Kim is looking to A:IR as the stepping stone to not only growing Kakao Games recognition, but also as a means for the company to acquire Western developers – a path that would be new to them as they have only worked with Korean developers up to this point.

“Once A:IR is successful, I want to consider acquiring developers in Western markets. It is not the moment right now to mention what kind of company we want to be, or the same as that level [Blizzard]. I want to set up the basics as a global publisher first, to focus on sustainability. The most important thing is that the fundamental elements as a global publisher should be set”

By the same token, Kim also stated that acquisition is perhaps easier said than done, as previous Western developers were considered but got acquired by other companies. To that end, creating an IP specifically for Western audiences may be the only way to go.

Incidentally, the interview mentions that Ascent: Infinite Realm isn’t targeted for a full release until sometime in 2019.

Our Thoughts

It should be noted that in the interview, Kim did seem to be a sort of dam between the accelerated plans of Kakao’s Korean headquarters and the Western world, so we don’t suspect that A:IR’s devs are being pressganged to make the game release as fast as possible. Regardless, it would appear that Ascent: Infinite Realm’s release to the West has perhaps more stakes going for it than initially thought.

Source: GamesIndustry

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Here’s Some Footage of an Ascent: Infinite Realm Dungeon Run

The Ascent: Infinite Realm closed beta is on in Korea and a lot of Western players are likely hungry for more details on just how the steampunk-fantasy MMORPG functions. Our friends at Steparu have kindly stepped up with some A:IR dungeon footage from within the game’s test.

a:ir dungeon

The video in question is from within a level 20 dungeon in the game and comes from the viewpoint of the Assassin class. Obviously context for the dungeon isn’t available since the UI is in Korean, but there is a dragon battle at the end which can grant interested players a peek at instanced content, combat, and at least one boss fight in the game.

According to the video’s description, the complete dungeon run took about 20 minutes to complete, though the video below is edited down to just over 7 minutes. Those who are interested in seeing a full run are invited to check out Steparu’s YouTube channel. In the meantime, you can take in some dragon stabbing goodness below.

Our Thoughts

There are a lot of similarities one can draw from this footage. Talking amongst ourselves we got a sense of Final Fantasy XIV dungeon encounters while combat looked similar to games like Revelation Online. We’re curious to know your own thoughts on this footage so be sure to share them below.

Source: YouTube

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These Are the Machines of Ascent: Infinite Realm

If the bulk of your game is about using steampunk machinery and airships, then you should probably show them off. A lineup of images of Ascent: Infinite Realm machines has done just that, with a huge selection of images you can peruse in the slideshow below along with details of many of the MMO world’s technological marvels.

 
As you can see from these images, there is a lot of hardware in Ascent: Infinite Realm, including mechs, jetpacks, mountable cannons, and (naturally) airships. The aircraft in A:IR range in size and purpose including the Ontari and Nous training airship; the five-player Ontari Assault Ship; the Wind Sprinter high-speed personal craft; and a behemoth craft that can carry 75 players into the battlefield of Dragon Valley.

As players progress through A:IR, they can expect to see higher altitudes and growing danger. As such, players will want to further enhance their mounts, airships, and weapons, though the process of how to do so was not part of the press release.

For more detailed information on all of the machines shown, players are invited to check out the official website and look at the news section for more.

Our Thoughts

The variety and scope of machines in Ascent: Infinite Realm are definitely exciting and are only whetting our appetite for this game’s arrival to the West. While the announcement didn’t have any additional news on when we can expect testing to begin, taking a look at all the new toys will have to do for now.

Source: press release

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Biggest MMO News Stories of 2017

It has been a busy year for the online gaming industry! We had some good things happen and some not so good things right beside them. The good news was great and the bad news was amazingly bad. So as we come to the end of the year, it’s time to reflect on the year that has been. It’s time to take a look at the biggest MMO news stories of 2017.

 

Ashes of Creation has Largest Kickstarter for an MMORPG Ever

It may feel like forever ago but in June, Ashes of Creation saw massive Kickstarter success, becoming the largest Kickstarter for an MMORPG ever. They raised $3.2 million from more than 19,000 backers. But it wasn’t without controversy. Ashes of Creation offered a referral program to backers, something which violated Kickstarter’s rules. After a bit of back and forth between Intrepid Studios and Kickstarter, it was declared just a misunderstanding and Ashes of Creation has gone on to have an incredibly vocal and successful year.

 

Mobile Game Boom

We’ve been seeing mobile gaming becoming more and more popular every year, but 2017 saw an absolute boom for the industry. In a report from Superdata in August, revenue from mobile gaming was expected to increase by $6.7 billion this year. In comparison, PC and console combined were expected to increase by only $1 billion. If you look back at the news over the last year, you can see the growth in action. You’ve got titles like TERA M and BDO M, mobile ports of popular MMORPGs and not the only ones either. In September it became apparent that Blizzard is getting in on the mobile scene as well with the discovery of a job posting for a mobile MMORTS. Next year looks like it will be even bigger for mobile gaming with just about every major studio at G-Star having at least one mobile game to show off. Superdata estimates a growth in the mobile gaming industry of $8.1 billion next year.

 

Secret World Legends Rebrand Success

In March the online gaming community was stunned to learn that Funcom would be rebranding and relaunching The Secret World. Those who follow the financial reports for Funcom would have known it was coming as the relaunch was outlined in the Q4 report at the end of February. It wasn’t until the end of March, however, that we knew exactly how big it was going to be. Complete with changes to combat and much more, The Secret World became Secret World Legends and officially launched in June. In August, it was revealed that there will be a Secret World television show, being worked on by Johnny Depp’s publishing company. Funcom’s Q3 report showed the most profitable YTD 3Q in the company’s history. So, it’s safe to say that Secret World Legends has been a smashing success. We couldn’t be happier for them.

 

Final Fantasy XIV Trial Expands

There were some big changes to the Final Fantasy XIV trial period this year. Previously they had offered 14 days of game time for free, something that used to be quite common in the industry before F2P became the norm. But many games change up that model as time goes on, and that’s exactly what FFXIV did this year. Now players can trial the game until they reach level 35 without any restriction on how long it may take. Was it a success? Well, in August’s quarterly report it was clear that FFXIV saw an all-new high in player numbers with 10 million cumulative players. Did the new trial have a part to play in this growth, though? Or was it all down to the release of Stormblood? The world may never know.

 

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Runaway Success

It isn’t often that we see a game have massive success before it has even launched, but that is certainly what happened with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds this year. 20 million copies of the game have been sold and it has set seven Guinness World Records! The game has also spent much of the year in the top 10 grossing PC titles, passing heavyweight World of Warcraft in the charts back in August. The most recent report from SuperData puts it at the second highest grossing PC title.

 

Ascent: Infinite Realm Brings Hope to the Future of MMORPGs

Ascent: Infinite Realm

Project W, or as it’s now known, Ascent: Infinite Realm managed to bring a dash of hope to those looking for the next AAA MMORPG experience. As so many studios move away from the genre, Bluehole and Kakao show they’re as dedicated as ever with an all-new title. Ascent: Infinite Realm was officially revealed during G-Star 2017 as a steampunk fantasy MMORPG. It is expected to begin beta testing sometime in the first half of 2018 for English players. In Korea, the testing is already underway.

 

EVE Online Players Destroy Ship worth $6,000

Back in May a group of EVE players successfully brought down a Vanquisher Titan worth over 400 billion ISK, that’s $6,000USD. The event is just one in a long tradition of EVE players tackling amazing feats and winning. This year CCP also celebrated their 20th anniversary as a company and EVE Online reached its 14th anniversary! It’s wonderful to see that even after all this time, EVE can still wow us.

 

Marvel Heroes’ Rocky Send-Off

marvel heroes omega open beta

Sadly, not all news can be good news and some of this year’s biggest stories weren’t good news at all. Perhaps one of the biggest and strangest was the oddity behind the shutdown of Marvel Heroes and their creator Gazillion Entertainment. It all started in October when Gazillion missed launching their Halloween event and did nothing for the release of Thor: Ragnarok. They were also completely silent on social media for weeks. By mid-November, Disney announced that Marvel Heroes was being shut down and that their business partnership with Gazillion was dead. While it had originally been announced that Marvel Heroes would sunset after a period of time, which is traditionally the case, it became clear that it would be much sooner than expected. A credible tip from a former Gazillion employee revealed on Wednesday, November 22nd that the game would shut down on Friday, November 24th. The game actually stayed online over the weekend and was turned off on Monday, November 27th. Gazillion employees found out that they were out of a job just before Thanksgiving and the studio quickly shut down. It may be one of the messiest and ugliest game sunsets there has ever been.

 

Vanilla World of Warcraft Coming at Last

For years, a certain subsection of World of Warcraft players have been itching for an official vanilla WoW server and now they’re going to get it. The Warcraft Classic server was just one of the amazing announcements made during Blizzcon this year. The announcement itself was incredibly light on details which unlocked the floodgates on questions. Since the announcement, we’ve not heard anything else about it and we don’t expect to for some time.

 

Everyone’s Talking Lockboxes

2017 will be known as the year that the stand against lockboxes and a lot of the blame goes to America’s least favorite company, EA. If this is the first time you’re hearing about this, hello, and congratulations on coming out of your coma. It’s a story that has had government officials chiming in and resulted in the most downvoted Reddit comment ever. Because of the fiasco around Star Wars Battlefront II, EA lost $3 Billion in stock value. The saga doesn’t seem to be over yet either, EA seems determined to go ahead with their plan, City of Titans has vowed not to use lockboxes, and there are of course the various governments who are trying to get something done. In the meantime, every time a game does something that includes a lockbox there is a little bit of controversy. No one can know for sure what will happen next year, but we do know that this topic won’t go away quietly.

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Ascent: Infinite Realm Showcases PvP Combat from G-Star

G-Star has come and gone and with it a whole lot of new Ascent: Infinite Realm gameplay footage from the show floor. A new compilation video with footage captured from fans offers potential Western players a look at how one of the MMO’s touted PvP battles play out.

ascent: infinite realm gameplay

The battle in question appears to play out in three stages, with the first seeing players engage in a chaotic aerial battle, the second with players storming a breached gate, and a third with heavy mech suits airlifted in for an attack against a core.

While the footage, understandably, doesn’t provide much context for the battle, it does offer a reasonably good look at how gameplay operates. At one point during the aerial battle, the controlling player’s small craft is boarded by an enemy player, forcing them to abandon ship and spread their wings. The footage also appears to be taken from the attacking side of the conflict as the defending team appears to continually lose ground.

The official site has promised to share additional information and official translated details as A:IR moves into closed beta in Korea. While the devs are thanking fans for their enthusiasm, they do warn of fan translations that could have inaccuracies or miss crucial information. A timeline for when these updates will come was not provided.

In the meantime, you can whet your A:IR appetite by watching the gameplay footage compilation below.

Our Thoughts

Wow, does that look like a lot of fun! It also looks like the defending team wasn’t really able to effectively defend, which is either a result of poor coordination, imbalance, or maybe just spliced footage from multiple engagements. In either case, we’re most definitely eager to see more of Ascent: Infinite Realm.

Source: official site

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MMO Alpha and Beta List: November 17, 2017

It was a week of mixed feelings for the online gaming world with games getting shut down while others are launching, delays being announced, along with all new games.

This week Kings and Heroes launched, meanwhile Crowfall’s soft launch has been delayed. Forsaken Legends announced that the game is still alive and kicking, but they’ll have to step back from being a fully fledged MMORPG and turn into a multiplayer game.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend consider checking out the free weekend of Hyper Universe. Or if shooters are more your thing go back into time in Tannenberg, which is currently in open beta.

 

Zombie MMO Dead Maze has gone into closed beta along with Ironsight. While Bluehole/Kakao’s new steampunk MMORPG Ascent: Infinite Realm (A:IR) announced they’ll go into closed beta on December 13th, but it will only be in Korean.

If you need another Battle Royal game in your life be sure to check out Islands of Nyne which is going into Alpha on November 25th.

And finally, both Wild West Online and Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena entered early access this week.

As always you can find everything mentioned above and so much more in the lists below. Keep an eye out for the new  flag which will show you what is new this week.

 

Pre-Alpha & Alpha

Islands of Nyne

Arcfall Official Site MMO Survival
Ark Park Official Site Dinosaur VR Launch Dec
Ashes of Creation Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG Alpha Dec 15
Bless Online Official Site MMORPG Korea Alpha
Camelot Unchained Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Children of Ur Official Site Glitch-revival
Copia Official Site Strategy Card Game
Dogma: Eternal Night Official Site Gothic Horror MMO
Dragon of Legends Official Site Online aRPG
Dual Universe Official Site Sci-Fi MMORPG Pre-Alpha
Eco Official Site Global Survival Game
Empyrion Official Site MMORPG
Exidium Corp Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox
Fangold Official Site Digital TCG
 Forsaken Legends Official Site Multiplayer Formerly MMORPG
 Islands of Nyne Official Site Battle Royal Nov 25
Little War Online Official Site 2D MMORPG
New Dawn Official Site Survival Sandbox
Preta: Vendetta Rising Official Site Hack and Slash MORPG
Project Genom Official Site Sci-Fi Shooter
Project Gorgon Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Prosperous Universe Official Site Space
Pumpkin Online Official Site Non-Combat Game
Rebel Horizons Official Site Sci-Fi MMO
Sacrament Official Site Indie MMORPG
SamuTale Official Site Sandbox MMO
Sea of Thieves Official Site Pirate Adventure MMO Technical Alpha
Skara – The Blade Remains Official Site MOBA(ish)
Starbourne Official Site 4X MMORTS
Tale of Toast Official Site Indie PvP
Untitled Tactical Shooter Official Site Tactical Shooter From Automaton Games
Valiance Online Official Site Superhero MMORPG
Wild Buster Official Site Sci-fi Hack’n’Slash
Zombie Barricades Official Site 3rd Person RPG

 

Early Access

Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena

Abatron Official Site RTS FPS
Age of Heroes VR Official Site MMORPG inspired VR
Arena: Cyber Evolution Official Site Sports MOBA
Battalion 1944 Official Site WW2 Multiplayer Shooter
Boundless Official Site Voxel Sandbox MMO
Blast Out Official Site PvP Brawler AKA RUiN
Citadel: Forged With Fire Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
Conan Exiles Official Site Open World Survival Launch Q1 2018
Crowfall Official Site Strategy MMORPG
Dark and Light Official Site Dark Survival MMORPG
Days of War Official Site WWII Shooter
DayZ Official Site Zombie Survival
Descent: Underground Official Site Multiplayer Sci-Fi Shooter
Divided We Fall Official Site Team Strategy Game
Gloria Victis Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Golden Rush Official Site 4-Team MOBA
Grav Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
H1Z1 Official Site Zombie Survival
Heavy Gear Assault Official Site MMO-ish PvP Arena
Hellion Official Site Multiplayer Space Survival
Hyper Universe Official Site Side Scroll MOBA
Islet Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
JCB Pioneer: Mars Official Site Survival Sandbox
Jeklynn Heights Official Site Match-Based Multiplayer
Labyrinth Official Site CCG RPG
Line of Defense Official Site MMOFPS
Linkrealms Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Naval Action Official Site Naval Sandbox MMO
Novus Inceptio Official Site Sandbox Survival MMO
Of Kings and Men Official Site Multiplayer Strategy
One Tower Official Site Micro MOBA
Osiris: New Dawn Official Site Space Survival Adventure
Out of Reach Official Site Survival Sandbox
Overpower Official Site MOBA-Style MMOFPS
Pathfinder Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Official Site Battle Royale Survival
Quake Champions Official Site Shooter
Riding Out Official Site Horse MMO
Rokh Official Site Sci-Fi Survival
Saga of Lucimia Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Savage Lands Official Site Multiplayer Survival
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Star Citizen Official Site Spaceship Simulator
 Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena Official Site Arena PvP
The Black Death Official Site Medieval Survival MMO
The Exiled Official Site PvP Sandbox
The Isle Official Site Dinosaur Survival
The Culling Official Site Battle Royale Shooter
Throne of Lies Official Site Social Deduction
Tiger Knight Empire At War Official Site PvP Strategy
TUG Official Site Sandbox Survival
Utherous Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
Valnir Rok Official Site Norse Sandbox
VRobot Official Site Robot Smash VR
Wild Terra Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
 Wild West Online Official Site Wild West Sandbox MMORPG
Win That War! Official Site MMORTS

 

Closed Beta

Dead Maze

 Ascent: Infinite Realm (A:IR) Official Site MMORPG Korean Only
Closers Official Site Anime Action RPG
Dauntless Official Site Co-op Action RPG Open Beta in 2018
 Dead Maze Official Site Zombie Iso MMO
Durango Official Site Mobile Dinosaur Survival Launches Q4 2017
Escape From Tarkov Official Site Military MMO
Fairy Tale: Hero’s Journey Official Site Online RPG
Fringe Wars Official Site Space MOBA Spring 2018
Ironsight Official Site FPS
Legends of Aria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG “Coming Soon”
Lost Ark Official Site Diablo-esque Action Game Korea Only
Luna Online Official Site Anime MMORPG SE Asia Beta
Moonlight Blade Official Site MMORPG
OrbusVR Official Site VR MMORPG
PigBang Official Site Mobile MOBA
Royal Blood Official Site Mobile MMORPG
Runewards Official Site CCG iOS Beta
Shadowgun Legends Official Site Destiny-like Mobile
Shattered Skies Official Site Survival Shooter
Shot Online Golf Official Site Golf the MMO
Soul Master Official Site RTS/RPG Blend
Space Junkies Official Site VR Shooter By Ubisoft
Switchblade Official Site 5v5 Vehicle Arena PC & PS4
Total War: ARENA Official Site RTS Battle
Worlds Adrift Official Site Sandbox MMO

 

Open Beta

Tannenberg

Tannenberg

Battlesplash Official Site Water Shooter
Ever, Jane Official Site Jane Austen MMORPG
INSIDIA Official Site Strategy PvP
Life is Feudal Official Site MMORPG
Paladins Official Site Team-Based Shooter
Paragon Official Site MOBA
Pocket Legends Adventures Official Site Mobile MMORPG
Supernova Official Site Sci-fi MOBA
 Tannenberg Official Site WW1 Shooter
Transformers Online Official Site Overwatch a-like Chinese Beta

 

Crowdfunding

Valiance Online

Citadel of Sorcery Open Donation MMORPG
City of Titans Kickstarter Superhero MMORPG Coming Soon
Exile Online Gofundme Dystopia Cyberpunk In Development
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Open Donation Fantasy MMORPG
Sacrament Patreon Indie MMORPG
Shadow’s Kiss Patreon Vampire Adult MMORPG
Shadow’s Kiss Kickstarter Vampire Adult MMORPG Ends Dec 5
Star Citizen Open Donation Space Simulator MMO
Valiance Online Open Donation Superhero MMORPG Ongoing

 

Announced But Unplayable

Aion Tempest Official Site Mobile MMORPG
The Amazing Eternals Official Site FPS-Deckbuilding Strategy
Formerly Called Keystone, Development Stopped
Ascent: Infinite Realm (A:IR) Official Site MMORPG
Beta in 2018, Formerly Project W
Blade and Soul 2 Official Site Mobile Game Releasing 2018, NCSoft
Blade and Soul Revolution Official Site Mobile MMO By Netmarble
Breakaway Official Site Sport Brawler Hiatus
Chronicles of Elyria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
City of Titans Official Site Superhero MMORPG Pre-Alpha 2017
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Official Site HP Mobile ARG
Created by Niantic who made Pokemon Go
Lineage Eternal Official Site Action MMORPG
Delayed, Called Project TL
Maguss Official Site Magic Location Based ARG
Harry Potter meets Pokemon Go
Pantropy Official Site MMOFPS Kickstarter in Nov
Project Z Online Official Site Tab Target MMORPG By ChangYou
Seed Official Site Survival
Ship of Heroes Official Site Superhero MMORPG
Alpha Dec 2017, Beta Dec 2018
Untitled Funcom Conan Game Official Site Turn-based Strategy
Vermintide 2 Official Site Warhammer Shooter
God Slayer Online Official Site MMORPG By ChangYou

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Ascent: Infinite Realm Takes Names for Closed Beta in Korea

It’s not the news we were hoping to share if you’re a Western player eager to start your steampunk adventure, but the dates for Ascent: Infinite Realm Korean closed beta are at least a small indication of the pace of the game’s release track. Though we can appreciate if that’s cold comfort to you.

ascent: infinite realm korean closed beta

A:IR’s Korean edition has begun raking in names for the MMORPG’s closed beta test. It’s not known the scope of the test itself, but the test is accepting those who wish to sign up as a group as well as those who wish to sign up individually.

A:IR KR will take up registrants from now, November 13th, until Sunday, December 10th. After that, CBT1 will run between Wednesday, December 13th and Sunday, December 17th. All five of the game’s playable classes will be available, along with several mechs and airships and the RvR battleground of Dragon’s Canyon.

For the record, the Western website hasn’t had any major updates since the 9th, with preliminary information about the game’s classes as well as a look at its booth which will be at this year’s G-Star in Busan, South Korea.

Our Thoughts

It’s hard to really come up with any sort of assumptions about A:IR’s Western beta test plans, but a mid-December beta in Korea could mean that we’ll perhaps see the game’s round of testing kick off sometime in the Spring of 2018. A rather long wait, but if time means bringing a more refined MMORPG, then we’re all for it.

Source: Steparu

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MMO Alpha and Beta List: November 10, 2017

Things had been pretty slow for a while but this week more than made up for it! So many new titles have been announced ahead of G-Star next week.

First though, we say goodbye to PvP action game Battlerite which has launched. We’ve also taken MU Legend off the list since it is now in Open Beta testing, which is more like a soft launch.

Closers has made the move to Closed Beta. It will run from November 7th to December 5th and if you’d like to take part you’ll want to pick up a Founder’s Pack.

OrbusVR will be having a headstart Early Access starting on December 13th. There will be no further wipes or rollbacks made, so it is effectively a soft launch.

With all of that out of the way, we can dive into the newly announced games.

Niantic, the people who made Ingress and Pokemon Go, have announced they’re working on a Harry Potter mobile MMOARG similar to Pokemon Go. It’s being called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and you can sign up for the beta now on the official site.

Netmarble revealed they’re working on a mobile MMO in the Blade & Soul universe. This one is called Blade & Soul Revolution and shouldn’t be confused with NCSoft’s Blade & Soul 2, which was also announced this week and is also a mobile game.

That wasn’t all NCSoft announced on their Media Day this week. They also revealed they’re working on an Aion prequel called Aion Tempest which is, as you may have guessed…a mobile game. We are starting to see a pattern here.

Meanwhile, ChangYou has teased a few titles ahead of G-Star. They’ve got God Slayer Online, which has previously been in beta testing but things went quiet on. They’ve also announced an MMORPG called Project Z Online. All we know about it so far is that classes won’t be gender locked and it uses classic tab targeting.

Finally, there is Bluehole and Kakao’s Project W, which we now know is called Ascent: Infinite Realm or A:IR for short. The trailer for the game looks AMAZING, you can find it lower down in this article. Expect to see the first closed beta for this title in the first half of 2018.

Pretty amazing week, right!? The hype for G-Star is alive and well at MMOGames. We’ll be reporting on the event as it happens next week from November 16th to the 19th.

As always you can see everything mentioned above and so much more in the list below. Just keep an eye out for the new  flag to see what was added this week.

 

Pre-Alpha & Alpha

Sea of Thieves

Arcfall Official Site MMO Survival
Ark Park Official Site Dinosaur VR Launch Dec
Ashes of Creation Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG Alpha Dec 15
Bless Online Official Site MMORPG Korea Alpha
Camelot Unchained Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Children of Ur Official Site Glitch-revival
Copia Official Site Strategy Card Game
Dogma: Eternal Night Official Site Gothic Horror MMO
Dragon of Legends Official Site Online aRPG
Dual Universe Official Site Sci-Fi MMORPG Pre-Alpha
Eco Official Site Global Survival Game
Empyrion Official Site MMORPG
Exidium Corp Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox
Fangold Official Site Digital TCG
Forsaken Legends Official Site MMORPG
Little War Online Official Site 2D MMORPG
New Dawn Official Site Survival Sandbox
Preta: Vendetta Rising Official Site Hack and Slash MORPG
Project Genom Official Site Sci-Fi Shooter
Project Gorgon Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Prosperous Universe Official Site Space
Pumpkin Online Official Site Non-Combat Game
Rebel Horizons Official Site Sci-Fi MMO
Sacrament Official Site Indie MMORPG
SamuTale Official Site Sandbox MMO
Sea of Thieves Official Site Pirate Adventure MMO Technical Alpha
Skara – The Blade Remains Official Site MOBA(ish)
Starbourne Official Site 4X MMORTS
Tale of Toast Official Site Indie PvP
Untitled Tactical Shooter Official Site Tactical Shooter From Automaton Games
Valiance Online Official Site Superhero MMORPG
Wild Buster Official Site Sci-fi Hack’n’Slash
Wild West Online Official Site Wild West Sandbox MMORPG
Zombie Barricades Official Site 3rd Person RPG

 

Early Access

Conan Exiles

Abatron Official Site RTS FPS
Age of Heroes VR Official Site MMORPG inspired VR
Arena: Cyber Evolution Official Site Sports MOBA
Battalion 1944 Official Site WW2 Multiplayer Shooter
Boundless Official Site Voxel Sandbox MMO
Blast Out Official Site PvP Brawler AKA RUiN
Citadel: Forged With Fire Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
Conan Exiles Official Site Open World Survival Launch Q1 2018
Crowfall Official Site Strategy MMORPG
Dark and Light Official Site Dark Survival MMORPG
Days of War Official Site WWII Shooter
DayZ Official Site Zombie Survival
Descent: Underground Official Site Multiplayer Sci-Fi Shooter
Divided We Fall Official Site Team Strategy Game
Gloria Victis Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Golden Rush Official Site 4-Team MOBA
Grav Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
H1Z1 Official Site Zombie Survival
Heavy Gear Assault Official Site MMO-ish PvP Arena
Hellion Official Site Multiplayer Space Survival
Hyper Universe Official Site Side Scroll MOBA
Islet Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
JCB Pioneer: Mars Official Site Survival Sandbox
Jeklynn Heights Official Site Match-Based Multiplayer
Kings and Heroes Official Site Co-Op Action RPG
Labyrinth Official Site CCG RPG
Line of Defense Official Site MMOFPS
Linkrealms Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Naval Action Official Site Naval Sandbox MMO
Novus Inceptio Official Site Sandbox Survival MMO
Of Kings and Men Official Site Multiplayer Strategy
One Tower Official Site Micro MOBA
Osiris: New Dawn Official Site Space Survival Adventure
Out of Reach Official Site Survival Sandbox
Overpower Official Site MOBA-Style MMOFPS
Pathfinder Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Official Site Battle Royale Survival
Quake Champions Official Site Shooter
Riding Out Official Site Horse MMO
Rokh Official Site Sci-Fi Survival
Saga of Lucimia Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Savage Lands Official Site Multiplayer Survival
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Star Citizen Official Site Spaceship Simulator
Tannenberg Official Site WW1 Shooter Nov 16
The Black Death Official Site Medieval Survival MMO
The Exiled Official Site PvP Sandbox
The Isle Official Site Dinosaur Survival
The Culling Official Site Battle Royale Shooter
Throne of Lies Official Site Social Deduction
Tiger Knight Empire At War Official Site PvP Strategy
TUG Official Site Sandbox Survival
Utherous Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
Valnir Rok Official Site Norse Sandbox
VRobot Official Site Robot Smash VR
Wild Terra Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Win That War! Official Site MMORTS

 

Closed Beta

Closers

 Closers Official Site Anime Action RPG
Dauntless Official Site Co-op Action RPG Open Beta in 2018
Durango Official Site Mobile Dinosaur Survival Launches Q4 2017
Escape From Tarkov Official Site Military MMO
Fairy Tale: Hero’s Journey Official Site Online RPG
Fringe Wars Official Site Space MOBA Spring 2018
Ironsight Official Site FPS Nov 14
Legends of Aria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG “Coming Soon”
Lost Ark Official Site Diablo-esque Action Game Korea Only
Luna Online Official Site Anime MMORPG SE Asia Beta
Moonlight Blade Official Site MMORPG
OrbusVR Official Site VR MMORPG
PigBang Official Site Mobile MOBA
Royal Blood Official Site Mobile MMORPG
Runewards Official Site CCG iOS Beta
Shadowgun Legends Official Site Destiny-like Mobile
Shattered Skies Official Site Survival Shooter
Shot Online Golf Official Site Golf the MMO
Soul Master Official Site RTS/RPG Blend
Space Junkies Official Site VR Shooter By Ubisoft
Switchblade Official Site 5v5 Vehicle Arena PC & PS4
Total War: ARENA Official Site RTS Battle
Worlds Adrift Official Site Sandbox MMO

 

Open Beta

Ever, Jane

Ever Jane

Battlesplash Official Site Water Shooter
Ever, Jane Official Site Jane Austen MMORPG
INSIDIA Official Site Strategy PvP
Life is Feudal Official Site MMORPG Nov 17
Paladins Official Site Team-Based Shooter
Paragon Official Site MOBA
Pocket Legends Adventures Official Site Mobile MMORPG
Supernova Official Site Sci-fi MOBA
Transformers Online Official Site Overwatch a-like Chinese Beta

 

Crowdfunding

City of Titans

Citadel of Sorcery Open Donation MMORPG
City of Titans Kickstarter Superhero MMORPG Coming Soon
Exile Online Gofundme Dystopia Cyberpunk In Development
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Open Donation Fantasy MMORPG
Sacrament Patreon Indie MMORPG
Shadow’s Kiss Patreon Vampire Adult MMORPG
Shadow’s Kiss Kickstarter Vampire Adult MMORPG Ends Dec 5
Star Citizen Open Donation Space Simulator MMO
Valiance Online Open Donation Superhero MMORPG Ongoing

 

Announced But Unplayable

 Aion Tempest Official Site Mobile MMORPG
The Amazing Eternals Official Site FPS-Deckbuilding Strategy
Formerly Called Keystone, Development Stopped
 Ascent: Infinite Realm (A:IR) Official Site MMORPG
Beta in 2018, Formerly Project W
 Blade and Soul 2 Official Site Mobile Game Releasing 2018, NCSoft
 Blade and Soul Revolution Official Site Mobile MMO By Netmarble
Breakaway Official Site Sport Brawler Hiatus
Chronicles of Elyria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
City of Titans Official Site Superhero MMORPG Pre-Alpha 2017
 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Official Site HP Mobile ARG
Created by Niantic who made Pokemon Go
Lineage Eternal Official Site Action MMORPG
Delayed, Called Project TL
Maguss Official Site Magic Location Based ARG
Harry Potter meets Pokemon Go
Pantropy Official Site MMOFPS Kickstarter in Nov
 Project Z Online Official Site Tab Target MMORPG By ChangYou
Seed Official Site Survival
Ship of Heroes Official Site Superhero MMORPG
Alpha Dec 2017, Beta Dec 2018
Untitled Funcom Conan Game Official Site Turn-based Strategy
Vermintide 2 Official Site Warhammer Shooter
 God Slayer Online Official Site MMORPG By ChangYou

 

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