Category Archives: MMOFPS
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 | 21:45 BST
With DUST 514 launching next month, CCP has released a look at some of the gameplay you can can expect to see in the game, so VG247′s Sam Clay decided to throw something together for you.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 18:01 BST
Patch 0.11.0 for Ghost Recon Online is now available and features new content, features and game service improvements.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 | 02:47 GMT
This new trailer for Dust 514 provides a bit of context for all those airstrikes you like to call in during the middle of all those multiplayer matches. It all seems much more exciting than usual in this trailer, really. Look at it inside.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 | 21:16 GMT
Sometimes, things don’t quite work exactly as intended in MMOs, and so things need to be adjusted. In the case of the free-to-play MMOFPS Planetside 2, one such thing is server populations. They are unbalanced, says Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley, and so server mergers are on the way.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 05:39 GMT
Destiny, Bungie’s next ‘ten-year’ franchise was revealed last night, sparking enthusiasm and not a small amount of chagrin. Dave Cook calls for a reality check.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 | 10:21 GMT
Sat, Feb 02, 2013 | 20:40 GMT
SOE has announced it will be shutting down its free-to-play multiplayer FPS Bullet Run. In the game, players were pitted against each other in a reality TV show setting where performance is everything. In a statement on the game’s forum, the community manager said Acony Games and SOE have “mutually made the decision to discontinue development.” The game, its servers, and foums will shut down on March 8. Details on time refunds, and more can be found through the link. Thanks, Massively.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 | 15:47 GMT
Defiance will release on April 2, Trion has announced alongside the release of a new live-action trailer. The second beta weekend for the MMO shotter kicks off next weekend. The game will be made available on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and the events in the game on via the Syfy series debuting on April 15 will blend together with events in both affecting each other.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 | 17:08 GMT
Survarium, the free-to-play MMOFPS from former Stalker developers Vostok Games, will go into beta at the end of the year. The firm noted on its website it plans to “open beta game access to a larger number of players,” and it will likely be an open beta. In the case of a “huge influx of new players,” the developers said it could “temporarily hold up the admission of new players to ensure increased server capacities.” You can view the development timeline here. An alpha test containing a working PvP mode, four game maps, two factions, and an in-game system of tasks, is slated for Q2 2013.
Fri, Jan 04, 2013 | 05:30 GMT
Warface is Crytek’s attempt at redefining the triple-a F2P market. VG247′s Dave Cook speaks with Crytek Kiev on the game’s development, and the state of $60 boxed titles.
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 | 09:10 GMT
ShootMania developer Nadeo has announced the second phase of its beta. The shooter, which comes with a sophisticated map-making suite, is gearing up for a January launch, but you can get involved in the beta now. We’ve got the ‘beta 2′ patch notes here.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 16:02 GMT
Planetside 2′s John Smedley has become a mainstay on these pages for being so damn quotable. This time he’s been discussing his studio Sony Online Entertainment’s capability for bringing its games to PS3. He believes it can be done. Find out what he had to say below.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 13:09 GMT
PlanetSide 2 normally asks that you buy in-game Station Cash to fuel your experience, but the generous types at Sony Online Entertainment are tripling your wonga on Friday only. Their plan? To ride off into the sunset with your riches before the world ends. True story.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 | 04:58 GMT
Three trailers have been released aimed at recruiting players to the New Conglomerate, Terran Republic or Vanu Sovereignty factions.
Fri, Dec 07, 2012 | 10:35 GMT
Wed, Dec 05, 2012 | 16:29 GMT
When he’s not relishing the ban of “scumbag” cheaters in PlanetSide 2, SOE CEO John Smedley is teasing new weapons for the recently launched MMOFPS. According to tweets from the man himself, “new sniper and carbines” will be introduced in the game “tomorrow,” December 6. The following week, players can expect “new anti-vehicle weapon,” including “anti-air you rocket pod haters.” Smedley promised the everything will be “balanced” for those who tend to worry about such things.
Wed, Dec 05, 2012 | 09:08 GMT
Planetside 2 boss John Smedley has promised a aggressive war on cheaters currently active in SOE’s sprawling MMOFPS. He’s even called one banned player a “scumbag” over Twitter. Get the facts below.
Tue, Dec 04, 2012 | 19:16 GMT
European servers have been added to Firefall in anticipation of this weekend’s beta test. Last week, Red 5 Studios performed a dark launch for the servers, and found them to be stable enough to put live this weekend as part a stress test. While there will still be a few “kinks,” the firm said the addition should result in less lag for those on the continent. The MMO first-person shooter is set for a PC release in 2013. You can sign up for the the beta here. Via Polygon.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 | 10:44 GMT
Planetside 2 developers SOE sure are an optimistic bunch aren’t they? Studio president John Smedley has outlined his grand plan for the long future of the MMOFPS, including new continents and much, much more. Check out his theories below.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 09:33 GMT
PlanetSide 2′s beta was beset by a few unscrupulous players who supposedly cheated their way to a mere husk of a victory. Developer Sony Online Entertainment has explained why its strict ‘no-mod’ policy will hell curb the crap and to give a fairer playing field for you all to enjoy. Get the quotes below.