MMO Week in Review: Firefall’s demise, Warframe’s rise (July 9, 2017)

MMO Week in Review: Firefall’s demise, Warframe’s rise (July 9, 2017)
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!

MMORPG vets said farewell to Firefall this week, as on Thursday Red 5 emerged from months-long silence to abruptly announce a sunset for the very next day.

The good news is that there are a few places former fans can get the same vibe, including in Warframe, whose TennoCon event this weekend revealed some upcoming MMO-like features, including open landscapes and adventure areas.

Meanwhile, we issued report cards to both Elder Scrolls Online and Pokemon Go.

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

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Pokemon Go’s first anniversary report card - July 6th, 2017, marks Pokemon Go's first year anniversary. Love it or hate it, it's a game that quickly made a global impact. It's been released in at least 129 countries since…
Massively Overthinking: MMO ragequitting - Ragequitting. Most of us have probably done it once or twice from groups or single-player games or even MMO sessions in our time. My husband ragequit (disgustquit?) an Overwatch match…
Perfect Ten: MMOs in limbo - The one thing that I thought we could all count on forever was that the MMO life cycle was pretty easy to understand. A game is launched, then it runs…

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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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Wonder if they’ll sell the IP back to Kern now? It would give him a big head start on his em-ate-her game if he could leverage the original source code, sound, and visual assets since it’s basically a carbon copy of Firefall.


The Warframe revamp presentation was pretty cool. Another game I have to give a try once its implemented. Firefall mobile is just dragging it through potential revenue. Poor Firefall.

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firefall going to bed is wild. there’s not really much to say beyond that but it is wild.