The Daily Grind: What was the best MMO-ish reveal or announcement of E3?

    
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Another E3 has rolled in and rolled out, and it wasn’t the worst E3 we’ve seen in recent years at all. In fact, insofar as MMOs go, we got some nice goodies from three of the larger genre staples: Final Fantasy XIV, Black Desert, and Elder Scrolls Online. They’re all three having a mighty nice summer, but E3 is the cherry on top. I might have to give the nod to Black Desert, however, as it revealed a brand-new expansion, class, and PS4 port in the span of just a few days.

Phantasy Star Online 2 obviously snagged a lot of attention too. But outside of MMOs? I’m legit going to play Conan Chop Chop. And it’s not an MMO at all, but personally the aesthetic of Deathloop really grabbed me. How about you? What did you think was the best MMO-ish reveal or announcement from this year’s E3?

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NeoWolf

The only actual MMO I think was talked about was FFXIV’s Shadowbringers expansion during Squares reveals..

There was PSO2 coming to the West too after many years but thats a live service rather than an actual MMO per se.

But also MMO like I’d say the most interesting for me was The AVENGERS live service game. Essentially a better looking spider man’esque style of game being run like Marvel Heroes Onlines with more heroes, zones and contents coming in the future. I mean I’ve no doubt it will be monetised through the roof.. but still it was appealing.

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Danny Smith

From what i saw reactions were tied between “WHAT DO YOU MEAN PSO2 IS FINALLY COMING WEST? AND WHAT DOES SEGA MEAN ITS US ONLY?!?” and people who play FFXIV going either “WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!?” or “WOW. HOLY SHIT. NEW PLAYERS DO NOT WATCH THIS TRAILER”.

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Robert Mann

Hardware…

The hardware side excited me more than anything else.

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TomTurtle

Animal Crossing: New Horizons. I’ve been waiting so long to see what the next AC would look like. I love that series!

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Andrew Ross

I almost thought of skipping it until a friend and her coworker shared hype and asked if I’d join. Yay for gaming friends!

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rafael12104

Hmm. What grabbed my attention was the Phantasy Star Online 2 announcement.

Oh and Watchdogs 2: Legion. Yeah, yeah, not an MMO. But if it works as advertised it is going to be a hell of a lot of fun.

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Schmidt.Capela

For me that would be the announcement that Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to the west.

Not because I’m a fan of the game — though I never played that specific one, I find the Phantasy Star games after Phantasy Star 4 to be serviceable, if uninspiring — but because there was nothing else MMO-related that caught my attention.

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Ken from Chicago

The studio that offers game subscription through Stadia.

Ergo 3rd party online games can be played through the service, the base version of said service is free. You only pay for the game.

Imagine a F2P mmo that you can play in 5 minutes with only an Internet feed & a Chrome browser. They update the game and switch it over in only 5 minutes. 5-MINUTE Maintenance modes. Imagine that.

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BalsBigBrother

Not really seen a lot of mmo news that grabbed me apart from the Fallout 76 stuff.

Other things well like most I imagine Cyberpunk 2077 is at the top of the list in terms of excitement generated.

Ghostwire: Tokyo from Bethesda / Tango looks intriguing and Ikumi Nakamura, the director and presenter, did a wonderful job selling the premise of the game.

Dying Light 2 was always a game I was going to get as I have had a lot of fun with the first one and sunk hundreds of hours into it. I don’t expect 2 to be any different

I am sure there were more that I thought looked interesting but I am drawing a blank at the moment.

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Tanek

The ESO news was good and the trailer was fun to watch, but it was not anything we didn’t see coming.
For me, having Terraria reveal Journey’s End at E3 was a big deal. 8 years after launch and getting another free content update is why I have purchased spare copies of this game to give to friends.

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Mordyjuice

Beats the hell out of me, what could ESO or FF14 reveal other than what was already expected whether it be the typical quarterly DLCs or upcoming content patches for each respective games since their expansions dropped recently.

I’d say non MMO announcements were probably more exciting, maybe the Baldur’s Gate perhaps but that isn’t an MMO. That new Marvel game isn’t going to be close to an MMO other than Co Op mode I guess, no open world.

Maybe I just didn’t pay enough attention to E3 I guess.