MMO Week in Review: Sci-fi MMOs blast into the new year (January 14, 2018)

    
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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!

Sci-fi MMOs dominated the first full week of the year, as Elite Dangerous announced dates for Beyond testing, Cyberpunk 2077’s implied it’s not dead yet, EVE Online players grumbled over botting, and Star Citizen promised predictability for alpha 3 patches and filed a motion to dismiss the Crytek copyright lawsuit.

Meanwhile, we reported back from Hi-Rez Expo 2018 with plenty of hands-on and interviews, which we’ve rounded up below in case you missed them! Then read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
Secret World Legends’ NPCs awaken on Twitter - As the Secret World Legends community continues to hold its breath in anticipation of what Funcom is planning for 2018, movement arrives in an unexpected quarter. Over on Twitter, there…
EverQuest trots out a new lizardy lockbox - Even with all of the discussion going on about lockboxes these days, it doesn't seem to be slowing down the release of such packs in some MMOs. EverQuest, for example,…
HI-REZ EXPO 2018
THIS WEEK’S CASTS & STREAMS
AND FROM OUR FRIENDS AT BLIZZARD WATCH

Remembering WoW Classic: The Paladin class in Vanilla

Did WoW Legion go overboard with legendaries?

What makes you spend in-game currency?

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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primal

i wonder if CIG split sq42 because there planning on releasing it on console at some point without the obligation of putting Star Citizen on console. as it would of stood they were both the same meaning both would of had to be put on it. by splitting the game they can put one or the other on it

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shear

They split it because they can charge you for two games now. But they are two games so a better question is why haven’t they charged for them separately right from the start?

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primal

Likely because they were originally planned to be much shorter and no where near as feature rich and graphically as good. So a shorter single player with star citizen as beta wouldn’t of been worth 2 games price.