This past fall, Star Citizen’s Chris Roberts raised more than a few eyebrows when he claimed that “no other game shares as much information on a weekly basis, and no other game I know of is as focused on listening to and working with its community to make the best game possible.” The commenters were able to come up with plenty of games that are better at communication and in particular the quality and transparency of that communication.
But let me put up another contender: How about Xaviant Games? The developers of The Culling got absolutely wrecked over their release of The Culling 2, to the point that they canned the sequel and came out with a heartfelt apology and promise to fix The Culling for its original playerbase. It’s so honest it’s almost hard to watch.
The ROKH developers should get a nod here too for maybe providing a tiny bit too much transparency on how poorly the game was performing.
Let’s hear what you think. Which MMO companies deliver all the mission-critical game info in all the right places at all the right times? Which one is providing info with all signal and noise? If you need info about a game’s patches or content, which one is guaranteed to have all of it, up to date and reliably accessible, without relying on players to disseminate it? Which MMORPG studio had the best communication in 2018?