It sounds like an ambitious MMO, and right now there are many comparisons to games like No Man’s Sky, or Subnautica either due to how to game looks or based on its systems, so we shall see how they stand out from the crowd within this saturated survival genre space once CBT hits. How do you get into CBT? Firstly you can sign up for an account on the website, and at random you may be selected to get in. Keep an eye out for social media raffles and other giveaways too. For a guaranteed spot in the closed beta, players can purchase founders packs with the cheapest being $10 USD for guaranteed CBT access plus future invites to all further tests until launch. … [Read more...] about 5 Big MMORPG Launches Coming In September 2019!
Dota 2 launch date
Valve's first new game release since 2013 finally has a release date. Artifact, a Dota 2 themed digital card game, will be launching on November 28th, 2018 and will release with 280 cards. Unlike Hearthstone, Shadowverse, and practically every other digital card game, Artifact will be an actual trading card game - meaning players actually be able to buy/sell/trade cards on the Steam Community Marketplace. While most digital card games have opted to go with the free to play model, Artifact will cost $20 upfront and will monetize with micro-transactions. … [Read more...] about Valve’s Digital Card Game Artifact Launching In November For $20
"The market is really a key piece of this game, it's one of the main things we thought was interesting about it... You see so many digital card games that don't allow you to actually have the ability to trade cards with other players, or to say, 'This is the specific card I want' and then go get it. So with the market you can buy individual cards you want, or you can buy individual packs." … [Read more...] about Valve’s Artifact to Feature No F2P Elements Whatsoever
While a variant of Steam does have Chinese approval, it only supports Dota 2. The global version of Steam took off in China only recently, with the explosive growth of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) in 2017. Since then, over 30 million Chinese users have registered and are active on the platform. That represents ~25% of Steam's total registered accounts and is a large enough pool to attract even Chinese indie devs frustrated with the local game freeze. … [Read more...] about Steam Benefits From China’s Video Gaming Crackdown
Daybreak, EverQuest, and H1Z1 Andrew: “Daybreak will retire Planetside 2 because it exists but isn’t making bank. H1Z1 (both versions) won’t make any major comebacks as the survival genre’s time is passing. Yes, the arena play style for [PUBG] is up, but Daybreak’s baby’s probably too old already and losing its following.” Nope on PS2, but H1Z1 definitely struggled this year in spite of strong PS4 performance; Daybreak suffered layoffs, dropped Just Survive, and is in the middle of a nasty esports scandal involving H1Z1’s pro league. … [Read more...] about Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions