MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s expansion, Star Citizen’s drama (July 30, 2017)

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Another huge week for the MMO genre! On the AAA MMORPG front, Guild Wars 2 dropped its final season 3 episode, noted Mike Z is leading the expansion effort, and teased its expansion announcement for this week (stay tuned for our liveblog Tuesday!).

Star Citizen dominated the headlines and comment sections with the news that its alpha 3.0 has been delayed again, that the new concept ground vehicle boosted the game to $155M funding but won’t launch with 3.0, and that the studio has “no intention of reducing the size of the Star Citizen universe.”

And Citadel: Forged With Fire launched early access, building on last week’s Fortnite and Dark and Light momentum and leading into this coming week’s launch of The Secret World on Steam.

Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

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Every week, get caught up on the MMO genre’s latest news and Massively OP’s best content in our MMO Week in Review! Want more roundups of content? Try Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all the little bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else.

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Zander
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Zander

I’ve resigned to the fact that we’re not getting any new and exciting game releases this year. Star Citizen should provide some entertainment and we won’t even get to play it.

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shear

100% agreed. People defending SC is the most entertaining thing about it at the moment.

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kidwithknife

Seriously, you guys should just start a weekly column called Star Citizen Drama.

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Suikoden

For sure.

CovertOpsCloaking
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CovertOpsCloaking

They really should never release the game. There’s no way it can compete with the entertainment of it’s development.

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