We’ve been taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey as we head into 2019!
Where do you even start with December 2018? With Daybreak, of course: It followed up mass layoffs with a new game announcement – PlanetSide Arena, an MMO battle royale – and a big “limited” sale of lifetime MMO subs, which sold out and were promptly refreshed.
Meanwhile, Bethsoft did its best to right its Fallout 76 wrongs, Ashes of Creation launched and then paused its Apocalypse battle royale, and Wildcard announced, delayed, delayed again, and launched its buggy but ambitious new MMO Atlas. Blizzard continued struggling this month too, all but giving up on HOTS, losing traction with WoW and Overwatch, downsizing staff, and dealing with Activision’s influence.
We also put out our entire batch of 2018 awards, picking Final Fantasy XIV, Warframe, Torchlight Frontiers, Elder Scrolls Online’s Summerset, Grinding Gear Games, and Project Gorgon for special honors. And don’t forget our weirdest stories countdown, music awards, and bloopies – don’t miss the Schlaggies either!
Read on for the whole list from December of last year. And then… we’re done! Happy 2019!