Gamescom 2019 is here and day one has some pretty big reveals and news. Many of the big publishers and studios are also in attendance, from Square Enix to CD Project Red. With day one almost over, here are the top trending games and announcements to go over. Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be On Google Stadia CD Projekt Red began with their announcement that its much anticipated open world RPG will be on Google Stadia. Gamers will be able to enjoy the immersive first-person RPG, its mature narrative, and cutting-edge visuals across dozens of supported devices. Cyberpunk 2077 will release April 16th, 2020, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Google Stadia version will launch the same year — additional details will be made available at a later date. Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to … [Read more...] about The Biggest Gaming News From Day 1 of Gamescom 2019
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Welcome to another fast roundup of MMO-related business news! Bookmark this research study so that if ever the loud angry gatekeeping trolls of gaming are getting you down, you can pull it back out to hug. EA community insights manager Jenny Shi conducted a study on how gamers feel about inclusion, and as it turns out, “inclusion is a pressing concern for many players” – the “backlash” against inclusion is coming from a small minority. She’s also shown that toxicity is still a major problem, especially for women in online gaming, and that a lot of folks who support inclusion want “authentic” representation, not tokens. (via Gamasutra) SuperData is touting its latest report on gaming subscription services – only $1999! It’s focused on subscription platforms, mind you, not sub MMOs, but it’s worth noting. Among the highlights accessible to the public are the fact that PlayStation tops all the other subscription consoles, … [Read more...] about MMO Business Roundup: Gaming inclusion, Peria Chronicles, Google, and PUBG’s Brendan Greene
For as long as Massively Overpowered exists, this will be one of the most memorable years in our site’s history. It was the year that, after seven year of operation, old Massively got abruptly shuttered by AOL along with Joystiq and WoW Insider. It was also the year that the community rallied around us and Kickstarted the hell out of a new site, giving us the chance to create MOP as an independent MMO entity. 2015 will no doubt be remembered for a lot of other things too, of course. I don’t think anyone could have predicted all of the craziness and unexpected turns that happened in our genre over the past 12 months. Let’s take a walk back through the year-that-was to cover the biggest, strangest, and most exciting stories that we covered. 1. SOE is turned into Daybreak, John Smedley departed Just days after old Massively got the boot, SOE found itself in a corporate transition as well. The legacy MMO studio announced that Sony had put it up for sale and … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: The biggest MMORPG news stories of 2015
Subscribing to Secret World Legends is a subscription that automatically renews like a subscription. This statement may be obvious to anyone who has subscribed to a game, a newspaper, or television service, but for some reason it needs to be reiterated when talking about Secret World Legends. The community has been in a bit of a tizzy this week, which may have origins in trolling, over some misconceptions regarding the game’s subscription. First, let’s discuss the claim that Secret World Legends signs you up for a recurring payment without explaining this. It isn’t true. The button to subscribe says “subscribe,” and when signing up with your payment details it explicitly states that you are signing up for a recurring payment. This is standard for virtually every video game with a subscription on the market and is made clear when checking out. Second, there are statements floating around that the game sets you up for a one year subscription through Paypal … [Read more...] about Nontroversial: Secret World Legends and the Unsurprising Subscription
It seems like MMO monetization follows the same trends as the fashion industry. A long time ago subscriptions were in, then they were out. The subscription MMORPGs that launched in the wake of World of Warcraft quickly bled out players once the included 30-day game time expired. A rush of free to play games, mostly from Asia, that were supported by cash shops seemed to thrive. 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 … [Read more...] about Weekly Raid: How Do You Feel About F2P Games Adding Subscription Options?