MMO Week in Review: April Fools’ Day, SOTA, and Star Citizen (April 1, 2018)

Were 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
The Game Archaeologist: A Tale in the Desert - Once asked what he thought was the most innovative MMO from the last decade, Dr. Richard Bartle, the creator of MUD, gave a succinct answer: "A Tale in the Desert. Note that…
ARK-inspired PixARK enters early access - It's a big day for a small game. If you've been seeking a title that has the visual aesthetics of Trove and the dino-taming madness of ARK, then PixARK is…
THIS WEEK’S CASTS & STREAMS
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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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