The Battle Royale genre turned from a niche game mod to industry leader in just one year. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, developed by Bluehole, blazed that trail and hit a peak of 3.2 million concurrent players earlier this year. But what turned Battle Royale into a genre rather than a single hit was how quickly Epic Games was able to spin out their own version: Fortnite Battle Royale. … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Are Battle Royale Games A Fad?
3. Game Protocol Indie game developers find it hard to compete with corporate giants, but the Game Protocol platform, founded by the GamyTech team, can substantially increase their chances. The self-described decentralized gaming ecosystem is based on four components: a decentralized game store, a crypto-based crowdfunding platform, a coworking community, and a set of tools for developers. The most exciting idea is to enable gamers to contribute to game development via Game Protocol Tokens in exchange for rewards, like a certain amount of in-game cryptocurrency coins. … [Read more...] about Top 5 Blockchain Projects in Gaming
Now it looks like the pendulum is about to swing back the other way. Fantasy MMORPG Rift just celebrated a successful launch for their new subscription server (the game originally went free to play in 2013.) Even Korean developed Soul Worker is getting the optional-subscription treatment. Players will be able to buy 30-day silver and gold subs. They can be stacked, and the subs can even be traded in-game. This tradable subscription time is found in a number of MMORPGs, with EVE Online perhaps being the first major game to implement it. Not only do the subscription bonsues benefit paying players, but this system allows free players the ability to purchase premium cash shop items with in-game currency. … [Read more...] about Weekly Raid: How Do You Feel About F2P Games Adding Subscription Options?
Most of the features unlocked by Dota Plus seem like the usual mix of cosmetics, optional challenges, and access to bonus game modes (the Battle Cup is making a comeback), but there is one feature that has sparked controversy. Dota Plus subscribers will be given real-time suggestions by an 'Assistant' based on data gathered across millions of Dota 2 matches in all skill brackets. These tailored suggestions, along with more neatly presented in-game information risk giving paying players an advantage over free players. … [Read more...] about Valve Reveals Dota Plus Subscription Service
In an interview with SWTOR Central, a popular Youtube channel, Bioware's Eric Musco and Charles Boyd confirmed that they are working on another expansion for the sci-fi MMORPG which will focus on the Empire vs Republic core storyline. The game already has an internal tentative release date, but they can't quite announce it to the public just yet. Once they do though we should hear more about all the new features coming to the game. … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Old Republic 6.0 Expansion Announced, Focuses on Empire vs Republic