I also think that the PlayStation 4 will become a hotbed of MMO gaming. We already know that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PlanetSide 2, DC Universe Online and more will be heading to the console. More importantly, free-to-play titles won’t require a PlayStation Plus subscription for access. It might mean that we’ll see DUST 514 and others make their way onto Sony’s latest. … [Read more...] about PlayStation 4: A Console for MMO Gamers?
Titanfall 2 on steam
But we also saw reason for hope, and I don’t just mean the DMCA exemptions granted to museums hoping to preserve online games: Both Perpetuum and Pirates of the Burning Sea were rescued by their playerbases in 2018, as the developers willingly turned over the keys to keep the games online. Seriously, Avatar Creations and Portalus deserve so much love for that. … [Read more...] about Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2018
It’s still in that spot as of this writing, drawing in more viewers than the #2 (League of Legends) and #3 (Fortnite: Battle Royale) games combined. Other numbers you might have heard already: Apex Legends had over a million players in its first eight hours and 2.5 million in its first 24 hours (“trending fast towards 3 million,” Wilson said), with a peak concurrency of 600,000. Another number I like to research when something is brand new: I currently get 14.8 million results when I Google “Apex Legends.” A week ago, that number would have been approximately nil. … [Read more...] about Apex Legends’ Numbers Are Impressive, But So It Respawn’s Smart Approach To Development And Marketing