Hear that rumble off in the distance? It’s WoW Classic, and it’s only two weeks out now, as all the infodumps and server plans and promos and new models and character boosts and server types indicate. We got Blizzard’s quarterly financials this week too, and no surprise – WoW subs are up in anticipation. We’re thinking it’ll be awfully interesting if WoW Classic prods the rest of the genre to turn another page the way the original game did. Meanwhile, No Man’s Sky is prepping its next big thing, DCUO hit the Switch, Legends of Aria hit Steam early access, City of Heroes’ rogue servers took steps toward legitimacy, video games were once again unjustly blamed for spurring on violence, and the ESA’s backtrack on lockboxes feels like a bit of a hollow victory. Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! THIS WEEK’S TOP … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Where Blizzard goes, the MMO genre follows?
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Kog Games launched the official website for Kurtzpel today as well as opened up registration for closed beta testing. Those interested in checking the game out can apply for a beta key here. Keep in mind though, no specific date has been announced just yet for CBT. This upcoming beta will feature changes based on player feedback from previous alpha tests. Also worth checking out is the latest dev blog posted on the KurtzPel site which discusses major changes to the game and the design philosophy behind these changes. The game is also now billing itself as an 'Upcoming 2v2 PvP title', so players should expect a much greater emphasis on PvP rather than typical MMO elements. According to the game's Steam store page, KurtzPel will be launching sometime in Q1 2019. Further reading: CBT Patch notes FacebookTwitterReddit Related … [Read more...] about KurtzPel Opens Pre-Registeration for Closed Beta Testing, Launches Official Website
Anime inspired action MMO KurtzPel launched a Steam store page today. Developed by Korean studio KOG, the same company behind Elsword and Grand Chase, KurtzPel promises fast paced gameplay in both PvP and PvE missions. As with previous KOG titles, Kurtzpel will make heavy use of instancing and stage based missions. While the Steam page is currently sparse on details, we do know the game is scheduled for an Early Access release in the first quarter of 2019 which means we should be able to play it within the next 3 months. Prospective players looking for more details can check out the game's official YouTube page which contains dozens of videos showing off the game's combat, cinematic, and other details. Further Reading: Steam Page, YouTube Channel, Official Site FacebookTwitterReddit Related … [Read more...] about KurtzPel Steam Page Now Live, Early Access Scheduled For Q1 2019
The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now — but also one that is quietly thrilling. We’ve long passed the days where studios were pumping out World of Warcraft retreads in the hopes of hitting the same formula that made Blizzard’s title so successful. We’ve seen some major projects fall by the wayside (we’re looking at you, Project Copernicus and EverQuest Next) while crowdfunded efforts and indie studios have picked up the MMO torch to start venturing into risky and undefined territory once again. So as MMOs forge forward, so do players looking for the next exciting thing. Every year Massively OP likes to put together a list of the developing games that you should keep an eye on, and here are 10 (plus some extras!) MMOs that should be making waves in 2019. See anything on this list you’ll be playing? Let us know in the comments! 1. Torchlight Frontiers The combination of a cult favorite ARPG series with a straight-up MMO design has … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019
Playa Games announced today that a completely revamped version of their hit wacky online RPG, Shakes & Fidget launches today. After a successful open beta, the redesigned Shakes & Fidget Remastered has arrived. Shakes & Fidget Remastered arrives on Browsers today, and later in November on Steam. The old, original version of the game will still be accessible until further notice as well. New iOS/Android apps are planned for Q1 2019. Playa Games replaced the outdated Flash base with a merger of Unity Engine and WebGL for an updated feel, alongside thousands of newly-drawn graphics for even Full HD and 4k monitors. Shakes & Fidget players have the decision to play the new version or the original familiar look. The options menu offers an easy switch between the previous version (default) and Shakes & Fidget Remastered. To celebrate this special day, the 28th International Game World will open its doors today at 4 p.m. … [Read more...] about Shakes & Fidget Officially Launches Today