E3 2018: Hands-on with Ubisoft’s open-world pirate PvP game Skull & Bones - So, you want to be a pirate, but Sea of Thieves isn't your cup of tea? If the issue was PvP, well, you're probably out of luck, as Ubisoft Producer Karl von der… E3 2018: Well-earned hype for Rend’s pets, construction, modding, and PvPvE - When I met Frostkeep Studios' CEO Jeremy Wood and crew at GDC earlier this year, I walked away impressed. I finally felt like I understood why other MOP staff are… E3 2018: Hands-on with Pokemon Let’s Go - You know with my being the one at this year's E3 that this would happen. A console Pokemon game that also connects to Pokemon Go? The possibility for a way to… E3 2018: Hands-on with Super Smash Bros Ultimate - With all the online talk about Nintendo this year, it feels only fitting to give Nintendo's Super Smash Bros Ultimate a little time. We've talked recently about the unbundling of MMOs … [Read more...] about All our E3 2018 MMO and multiplayer coverage!
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Support Massively OP on PatreonWere you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! How do you pick one big story in a week like this? You don’t: You just roll with all the big ones. This week, we learned Bethsoft is working on a new Fallout game, Fallout 76, with a rumored online and/or MMO component, which set the internet on fire. ZeniMax then freaked its community out when players discovered spyware had been patched into Elder Scrolls Online; the studio apologized, saying it was added in error and will be removed this week, never having been activated or used. And then there was Bless Online, which soft launched into early access with server outages, downtime, dupes, and refunds from folks upset over the game’s lack of endgame content. Stay tuned for our own hands-on with the game’s first week, and then read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Fallout 76, Bless Online, and Elder Scrolls Online
This week in MMO crowdfunding, Temtem, “the massively multiplayer creature-collection adventure” that hit Kickstarter this week, is looking like a win, as it’s secured most of its $70,000 goal in just its first few days and will soon be on to stretch goals. It’s clearly inspired by Pokemon, with adorable graphics and critters, breeding system, housing, character customization, story campaign, and yes, a co-op online world to romp in. (With thanks to Jose on this one!) “The days of traveling solo are over; in Temtem the world is a massively multiplayer one. Tamers from around the world can join and you will be able to see them around you, living the adventure with you and fighting to become the best Temtem tamer. Chill with strangers, make new friends and battle them or trade your goodies; the dynamic online world is full of possibilities.” Meanwhile, Camelot Unchained released its latest newsletter (one month to go, y’all!), Elite … [Read more...] about Make My MMO: Pokemon-inspired ‘creature-collection adventure’ MMO Temtem is about to fund Kickstarter (June 2, 2018)
Support Massively OP on PatreonWere you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! The MMORPG genre saw two big launches this past week: The Elder Scrolls Online released its Summerset chapter for PC players (to positive reviews!), while Worlds Adrift hit early access (to concerned reviews over its retention-unfriendly PvP system, though Bossa says it’s working on that problem). Meanwhile, we’re in the calm before the storm for one more night as Bless Online’s early access headstart kicks off tomorrow. Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES First impressions of Worlds Adrift: Innovation, Zelda, open-world PvP, and that sinking feeling - Worlds Adrift has been one of those games I've been closely watching but trying not to jump into until it was ready. I tried one of the alpha weekends, and… The … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Summerset and Worlds Adrift (May 27, 2018)
Support Massively OP on PatreonWere you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! Shroud of the Avatar is hereby granted no more launches! Yes, this week Richard Garriott’s Ultima-inspired MMORPG officially shed its in-testing shroud, while, Star Citizen launched its 3.1 alpha, Guild Wars 2 rolled out SAB, and April Fools’ Day gripped the genre. And at GDC, we took a look at big game data, SpatialOS, Defiance, and Ultima Online through the eyes of its original creators. Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions! THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES Star Citizen’s 3.1 alpha is live for the holiday weekend - If you're bored on the holiday weekend, and you happen to be a Star Citizen backer, you're going to be taking to the skies, thanks to CIG pushing live the… GDC 2018: Ultima Online post-mortem with Richard Garriott, Starr Long, … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: April Fools’ Day, SOTA, and Star Citizen (April 1, 2018)