What do you get when you mix No Man’s Sky with a dash of Fortnite and Rend? Eden Rising, by our judge. The game is gearing up for its full launch out of early access and into the pure wilds of Steam on May 17th, with both a free-to-play version and a $25 edition with all the unlocks. It’s not an MMO, but it does feature multiplayer online co-op with a mixture of survival and base defense mechanics in a rather lovely glowy open world.
And this is just the beginning of the rest of the news! Read on for a roundup of other smaller MMO news stories and videos from this past week in this edition of The MOP Up (and if you don’t see a news story that we should have covered, drop us a tip)!
The Otherland community has put together its very own Wikia.
Epic Games has a fresh acquisition: This week the Fortnite company announced it has bought up Psyonix, the studio behind Rocket League.
It’s still not an MMO, but Fortnite has increased party size to 16. This way you can have bigger dance parties before you all die.
The government of Denmark has an official esports strategy. Huh. Yes, the Danes are putting together a panel to address cheating, toxicity, gambling, business, and talent in esports.
Neverwinter tweaked Castle Raveloft and the Temple of Tiamat as well as fixed the random queue daily rewards bug.
Wurm Online rolled out a small patch for raw food and journal bugs.
Elder Scrolls Online put up a lore piece on Zumog Phoom. That’s his real name! He’s an Orc, he’s a Necromancer, and he’s definitely a bad guy you’ll be confronting in Elsweyr.
Villagers & Heroes teased more info from its upcoming Earth & Sea expansion.
Pirate101 posted its latest newsletter, recapping its events from the month of April.
Grim Dawn’s forums went belly-up this week thanks to a malicious attack.
Apologies if you're trying to get to the Grim Dawn forums – looks like some desperate loser used a sploit to trash the forum database. Going to see if we can fix it, otherwise will have to restore from a backup. Such is life…
— Grim Dawn (@GrimDawn) May 1, 2019
Echo of Soul is getting a mobile version dubbed Echo of Soul Red. According to MMO Culture, we’ll know more come June.
MMORPG developer Scott Hartsman sat for a podcast interview on his pre-Trion days and the future of the genre.
One of my favorite things about online game dev has always been talking with passionate fans and communities. I didn't get to do much of that at all over the past few years, and it's great to have some time to again 😀 Thanks for having me, @count2classic! https://t.co/MrG4tzDWX3
— Scott Hartsman (@hartsman) May 1, 2019