As is tradition around MOP, we always follow up our award for best gaming trend with a discussion of the worst trend too because let’s be honest: Not every trend is actually a good thing.
Here’s one I’m not in love with: games revealed as MMOs turning into non-MMOs during development. I didn’t love it with Magic Legends and Torchlight Frontiers, both of which were originally announced as full MMORPGs. And Pagan Online, though never a pure MMO, also pulled a similar switcharoo with multiplayer fans this year.
What was the worst MMO or gaming industry trend of 2020?