We’re taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we head into 2018!
Ashes of Creation blew up on Kickstarter in May, weathering concerns over its CEO’s history and referral plans to easily meet its crowdfunding goal and truck onward through multiple stretch goals.
Wild West Online fared just as well, reportedly canceling its Kickstarter after announcing it as a result of outside investment and weathering its own drama.
Meanwhile, Marvel Heroes landed on console, Black Desert moseyed over to Steam, we delivered an absurd amount of Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood preview coverage, and Morrowind hit early access.
Read on for the whole list!
TOP NEWS STORIES OF MAY 2017
Elite Dangerous’ novel-concluding Salomé event was wrecked by long-con griefers
City of Heroes fans party hard for the game’s 13th birthday
Ashes of Creation’s Kickstarter is live, seeking $750,000 to bolster the ‘rebirth of the MMORPG’
Pokemon Go player faces up to 3.5 years in Russian penal colony over blasphemy law
Rumor: Guild Wars 2 leak reveals expansion masteries, locations
LOTRO confirms a multi-boss raid for its Mordor expansion
The Elder Scrolls Online honors 15 years of Morrowind with a new trailer
Ashes of Creation clears $1M in crowdfunding, shows off mounts, and dangles kitties and puppies
‘Reputation should matter’: Crowfall ties your account name to your character name
Blizzard’s online games drove Activision-Blizzard profits in Q1 2017
TERA’s fifth birthday celebration is finally underway, counts 6.6M registered players
Darkfall Rise of Agon is live today
Camelot Unchained shifts dev focus to beta gameplay
Secret World Legends launches June 26; check out the new trailer
EverQuest II’s The Menagerie launches, free level 100 boosts bestowed
RIFT changes Starfall Prophecy to Prophecy of Ahnket; get it free this weekend
NCsoft’s Q1 2017 financials: Tumbles for Lineage, Guild Wars 2, plus new leadership for Lineage Eternal
Russian Pokemon Go player sentenced over blasphemy law
Wild West Online announced for later this year, Kickstarter coming soon
RIFT’s Starfall Prophecy name change was provoked by a trademark lawsuit
Virtual world creator Improbable receives $502M investment from SoftBank
Microsoft is working on a secret VR MMO
EVE Online players blow up a $6,000 spaceship
Crowfall is shifting away from race-bound class archetypes
Funcom Q1 2017 financials: ‘Most profitable quarter ever,’ Secret World Legends delayed on Steam
Wild West Online cancels Kickstarter and early access plans, secures funding for a full launch
Exclusive Wild West Online interview on PvE servers, budget, and Red Dead Redemption 2
Crowfall wraps up marathon seven-hour stream event, promises open beta by the end of 2017
Star Citizen’s latest concept ship sale has already raised almost half a million bucks
Make My MMO: Star Citizen has now raised $150M in crowdfunds (May 20, 2017)
Elder Scrolls Online’s Morrowind early access launches today – are you playing?
World of Tanks demonstrates how to chill games criticism on YouTube in three easy steps
Ashes of Creation aims to be biggest MMORPG Kickstarter of all time
Rockstar delays Red Dead Redemption 2 to 2018
Black Desert leaps to Steam today, launches the Striker class, and bans exploiters
EVE Online scam highlights the value of friendships over ISK
Wild West Online addresses Sergey Titov rumors [Updated]
Secret World Legends outlines how its free-to-play model allows you to unlock things without cash
Ashes of Creation revises referral program, unlocks Underrealm race, and shows freehold housing
Black Desert sells over 127,000 copies on Steam, adds three new servers with today’s patch
Marvel Heroes interview on PC vs console, new characters, and whether PvP is dead
FAVORITE EDITORIALS OF MAY 2017
ALL 2017 MONTH-IN-REVIEW POSTS TO-DATE