The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!
Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from Final Fantasy XIV, Soulworker, Elder Scrolls Online, Pokemon Go, Hellion, The Cycle, MU Online, Warface, Battlerite Royale, Dauntless, Worlds Adrift, SMITE, and Prosperous Universe, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Prosperous Universe: This indie team has made headway on giving guilds their own chat channel and overhauling the website.
- Warface: This military shooter is heading to PlayStation 4 on September 18th, with early access starting right now!
- The Cycle: With the first alpha test done, the team has some stats to share!
- Hellion: This survival sandbox is working hard to get the game optimized.
- Dauntless: Open Beta 0.5.1 came out last week with balance tweaks for chain blades and Charrogg exotic crafting.
- MU Online: The game’s first Season 13 update is coming on August 21st with a Swamp of Darkness map, a level cap increase to 920, improvements to the skill enhance trees, and more mastery weapons and armors.
- Pokemon Go: A special research feature is going live on August 20th that will give you the opportunity to track down the mythical pokémon Celebi.
- Final Fantasy XIV: The Sea Breeze screenshot celebration contest is running now through August 30th, so show them what you’ve got, MOP community!
Odds and Ends
- SMITE: Hi-Rez would like your feedback on matchmaking. Pretty please?
- Riot Games: In response to the scathing exposé on its practices, the studio has promised to tone down its rampaging sexism.
- Elder Scrolls Online: The team saluted voice actor Unshō Ishizuka who recently passed away.
Soulworker is stirring up some hype with this Gamescom trailer:
Check out Battlerite Royale’s gameplay trailer, coming this September:
The very first Worlds Adrift podcast is up and running, so give it a listen, why don’t ya?