MMO Week in Review: Daybreak’s all-in on battle royale

    
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Oh, you might have thought the news would slow down ahead of the holidays, but we are just getting started, clearly. This week, Daybreak announced PlanetSide Arena officially, Star Wars The Old Republic launched Jedi Under Siege, EverQuest launched The Burning Lands, Elite Dangerous launched Beyond Chapter Four, and Wildcard delayed Atlas a pinch.

Meanwhile, we’ve begun week one of our end-of-the-year awards rollout; so far, we’ve tackled the most underrated MMO, the biggest surprise, the best business model, the best trend, the worst business model, the biggest disappointment, and the best player housing, with many more to come!

Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019 - The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the days where studios were pumping out…
EverQuest: The Burning Lands has launched - Well, it's time for another EverQuest expansion, go have fun. Yes, perhaps we don't sound very excited here, but that's not because of lack of affection; it's because The Burning Lands is…
Daybreak is announcing a new game on Thursday - Some Daybreak fans, including our own MJ Guthrie, are receiving a cryptic note from Daybreak this week - best check your old email accounts! Apparently the MMORPG company, most recently…

THIS WEEK’S CASTS & STREAMS

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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 bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else.

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I’m waiting for Massively Royale. How am i supposed to acknowledge anything without Royale in the title?

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Yaner

“We screwed H1Z1 over trying to get on the hype train, let’s murder Planetside 2 as well!”
inb4 “more layoffs at daybreak games after Planetside Arena flops” article

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Armsbend

I’d say this is a make or break title. They could pull a Funcom and look for equity investors but with Nova already owning a large (all?) percentage I doubt they have much equity to dole out.

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Crowe

Nah, EQN was make-or-break. We’re just watching the logs in the fire burn out.

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Xijit

I’d play that!