Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2016 awards continue today with our award for Most Anticipated MMORPG for 2017 and Beyond, which was awarded to Star Citizen last year in an incredibly close vote. This year's was close too, but dang, a lot of the games are the same because they still aren't out.
Don't forget to cast your own vote in the just-for-fun reader poll at the very end!
The Massively OP staff pick for Most Anticipated MMORPG for 2017 and Beyond is...
Are you ready to steal a whole lot of clouds in Cloud Pirates? (If that's not the fictional background, please don't tell me, I like this version.) The next test is rolling around on November 23rd, and if you weren't aware, we've got some keys. Or at least, we do as of this writing. Maybe they're gone now! Why not grab one to check?
Elsewhere in the betaverse:
Tune in next week for shocking revelations that will change the beta world forever! Or just another round of tests. Hey, you can always dive into the full list of tests just below, there might be even more stuff in there (albeit stuff that's less than shocking). Did something open up a cash shop without us noticing or fully launch when we haven't noticed it? Let us know in the comments.
G-Star 2016 is just around the corner, and that means that Western MMO fans can dazzle at the numerous Korean MMOs on display whilst hoping that some of them will actually show up in a localized form. One such game is Peria Chronicles, which has put out a new trailer in advance of the event. It's only three minutes long, but it manages to pack a lot into those three minutes.
If you've been following the game since it was first announced, you should click on through to check out some character creation, world editing, combat, and all sorts of other stuff. If you've literally just heard of the game right now... well, why not still check out the trailer? Maybe it'll be just what you're looking for.
Nexon's MMORPG catalogue is about to get a whole lot bigger. In a press release issued today, the studio has announced 35 new games, quite a few of them MMORPGs and mobile MMOs. Some of them were already known to us, and many are even at the stage that they'll be shown at G-Star later this month.
Of note, we're looking at
LawBreakers is also heading to South Korea after its debut here earlier in 2016. And there are a few other MMORPGs with little information available, including Project Meta, Dragon Nest II: Legend, and Durango. Given Nexon's track record of porting its games westward, we think there's plenty to be excited about. Check out some of the trailers below!
All right. Peria Chronicles. If you don't remember what the heck this game is, we don't blame you. The game showed off an astonishing trailer back in 2014 that promised a beautifully stylized world complete with content and insanely powerful sandbox creation tools, but you might have forgotten about that. You may even have forgotten that the game skipped the last G-Star convention in South Korea, or you saw that and assumed that the ambitious sandbox was quietly shelved. According to Steparu, though, it's still on the way; it just had some really big hurdles to overcome.
As it turns out, creating a stylized cel-shaded sandbox with content and entertaining mechanics for players? Very difficult. The team behind the game has apologized for the silence and any worries caused by said silence, but the hardest part of the development is done, although there's still a long way to go. No word on how long it will be or even what that long way looks like, but you can check out that original 2014 trailer below if you feel like getting hyped all over again.
Steparu reports that a couple of big-name titles with MMO ties are no-shows at this week's G-Star 2015 gaming megacon in Korea. NCsoft will forego new Lineage Eternal info in favor of Master X Master and Blade & Soul stuff, according to a company press release.
Similarly, the Nexon team responsible for anime sandbox MMO Peria Chronicles will be skipping G-Star. Steparu says that the dev team is purportedly focusing on the game itself instead of showcasing it to the public. You can click past the cut for a couple videos that introduce both Peria Chronicles and Lineage Eternal.