This month, Pokemon Go announced that it was discontinuing support for 32-bit Android mobile devices, mostly devices released prior to 2015, including the 1st-gen Moto G and the Samsung Note 3. The idea was that it would help Niantic “streamline [its] development process and focus resources on supporting newer operating systems and technologies.” Fortunately, those plans are now on hold, as this week the company said it was postponing the move and will instead use “this additional time to collect more data on impacted devices.”
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)!
Age of Conan granted freebie books of Advanced Riding Training to “all characters who claimed the Gilded Desert Steed during the anniversary” with this week’s update.
The Dauntless team met players for a lengthy Reddit AMA covering everything from storytelling, weapon eight, and a new structure for hunts.
SMITE has introduced Cthulhu to its pantheon; we’re not sure what the takeaway on this one should be.
Gods & Goddesses!#TheGreatDreamer Update is live on all platforms! Check out Cthulhu and everything new in our newest update now!
— SMITE (@SMITEGame) June 16, 2020
Multiplayer mobile MMO Hongkai Impact 3 dropped a new narrative, sigma system, and balancing tweaks.
Vendetta Online pushed out a small patch with new NPCs, changes to high-speed Gauss from large turrets, and other bug fixes.
EVE Online devs got seriously granular with their talk on the game’s tech.
PUBG released the 7.3 update for the live servers; it’s got new explosives, vehicle rebalancing, and terrain fixes.
Valorant devs discussed the creation of its split map.
Upcoming MMO Profane featured its art design in a Facebook post.
NetEase’s mobile MMO Project Ragnarök got some new info from Mein MMO.
Ragnarok Online Classic introduced the village of Veins, “a small village lost within countless canyons” on the Arunafeltz map.
Ragnarok Online: Project Z, on the other hand, is still under development as a mobile RPG.