MMO Year in Review: A new New World (January 2020)

    
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December’s many article roundups and awards always remind us that it’s hard to remember what happened last month, let alone what happened way back at the beginning. So! As we did in 20152016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (yes we’re still going!), let’s poke back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey ahead of 2021, all the while hoping it’s better than 2020. Shall we start at the very beginning?

January was a month of rebirth for multiple games and studios. New World announced it was changing directions into more of a PvE title, Torchlight Frontiers dropped the “Frontiers” part and shed its MMO status, and it became clear Funcom’s DUNE MMO would be more of a survival title instead. Daybreak formalized its split into multiple sub-studios as well, and WoW’s Visions of N’Zoth released to dismal reviews. Then Camelot Unchained capped off the month by announcing a second game. Meanwhile, we were already seeing cons closing down in China as the first whispers of COVID-19 began.

Read on for the whole recap from January of this past year!

TOP NEWS STORIES OF JANUARY 2020

FAVORITE EDITORIALS OF JANUARY 2020

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