Category Archives: MMO
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 23:00 BST
Today’s the day, friends; fantasy MMORPG Rift is now free to play. Trion Worlds is determined to keep Rift fair for all players, whether they choose to pay or not – no restrictions on levels or content, and all the best items must be earned in-game, not bought in a shop. To get things off on the right foot, the developer has released the Empyreal Assault update which includes a stack of new content available to everybody – a new zone called Dendrome, a ten player raid, a Chronicle and open-world raid bosses. Check out some screenshots through the break, and head over to the game’s website for more information on the conversion.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 22:47 BST
Black Desert is a sandbox MMO from Pearl Abyss that we know very little about, but a pile of new screens have turned up which show a giant eating party and I am so down with that. The images were released for E3, but haven’t arrived via the usual channels, instead appearing on a Korean website and heading west with watermarks on them. Nevertheless, Massively has a gallery.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 19:08 BST
Guild Wars 2 is hosting a Dragon Bash festival, where various activities, exclusive rewards and explosive surprises are available to players. You can get the lowdown on what all it entails through here, but ArenaNet has release some more screenshots of the festivities and those are below. Have fun.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 12:36 BST
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn has received a new batch of E3 2013 screens, courtesy of developer Square-Enix. The shots show off familiar series creatures, such as Chocobos, Mogs, Behemoths and I think that might be Odin too.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 09:23 BST
The Elder Scrolls is the poster boy franchise for single-player RPGs, and the thought of it going MMO doesn’t fit for some. Phil Owen goes hands on and finds there’s little to fear.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 | 22:15 BST
Bohemia Interactive’s Matt Lightfoot gives VG247 a world’s first look at the standalone version of Day Z, direct from E3 2013.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | 23:24 BST
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will not be rubbing shoulders with their PC and Mac offsiders – or each other – in The Elder Scrolls Online.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | 21:50 BST
Behaviour Interactive and Games Workshop have announced Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | 05:11 BST
Bethesda caused an outbreak of choking in surprise when The Elder Scrolls Online was announced as console release during Sony’s E3 conference. A new trailer accompanied the news, along with word of an exclusive beta for PS4 fans.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 01:23 BST
Having waited this long to push out the first console version of Final Fantasy 14, Square Enix has apparently decided to go for broke and produce another one.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | 01:52 BST
World of Tanks coming to Xbox 360, according to Microsoft.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 | 13:18 BST
Battle for Graxia developer Petroglyph is to shutter its flagging MOBA on June 27. The studio has confirmed it will compensate buyers of in-game currency, and has issued a statement on the closure.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 | 09:35 BST
Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 2 has been confirmed for a July launch by Sega.
Sat, Jun 08, 2013 | 21:16 BST
More than a decade on from its launch as one of the first browser-based MMOs, RuneScape is heading for big changes. Dave Owen checks in with the apparently immortal “Netflix of gaming” as it prepares to ditch Java.
Fri, Jun 07, 2013 | 19:44 BST
Carbine Studios’ game design producer Stephan Frost said the team behind the WildStar MMO are hoping to woo some of the 1.3 subscribers World of Warcraft lost between February and April this year.
Fri, Jun 07, 2013 | 13:37 BST
Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has posted a new blog that discusses its plans for world vs world play.
Fri, Jun 07, 2013 | 07:07 BST
Neverwinter seems to be going down fairly well with early players, although there’s a lot of talk of unbalanced classes. You can predict what Cryptic has planned for its first major update, can’t you? Hint: everything.
Fri, Jun 07, 2013 | 05:05 BST
Blizzard is hoping to cater to social groups by providing a raid difficulty level that caters to varying numbers of players.
Thu, Jun 06, 2013 | 21:08 BST
Puretia, a starter zone for Dragon’s Prophet, has a video showing it off below. The area contains Lake Krent, a volcano and the gigantic city of Arboran. In this area, players will have to fight back a zombie invasion and disrupt “mysterious experiments of a secret society” before they can travel the safe streets of the city. Watch below the break. Dragon’s Prophet is currently in open beta.
Thu, Jun 06, 2013 | 20:42 BST
Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have announced the formation of Cryptic North, a new division of Cryptic Studios led by director Russell Williams.