Industry

They said what? They’re using that business model? They hired whom? [Follow this category’s RSS feed]

Leaderboard: Are you buying a BlizzCon virtual ticket this year, and is WoW Classic the reason?

Oof, some people really, really do not like jokes about BlizzCon, as I found out Sunday when my throwaway headline about paying Blizzard...

Tencent is working on locking kids out of Chinese games using facial recognition tech

So add this one to your creepy dystopian nightmare-fuel bin: In the war on supposed gaming addiction, at least one corporation is hoping to...

CCP Games offers DUST 514 veteran reward accounts in upcoming Project Nova

Those of you who have been following the highs and lows of EVE Online developer CCP Games over the years will remember the...

PUBG has banned 13M cheaters since 2017, rolls out new anti-cheat systems

You know what I'm really, really tired of? Freakin' cheaters. They aren't just cheating at the game itself; they are robbing all of us...
Oh gosh why.

Mike Morhaime steps down as Blizzard president; J Allen Brack takes over

Looks like there's a changing of the guard over at Activision Blizzard: The company just announced that World of Warcraft Executive Producer...
This is the real magic item.

Neverwinter devs say that a legacy server is unlikely

If you're the type of person who loves to delve deep into the messy format of Reddit AMAs for juicy information, then boy does...

BlizzCon 2018: Blizzard reveals key panels for Diablo, WoW Classic

We're just a month away from BlizzCon now, and as it's the biggest last gaming con of the year that we focus on,...

MMO Business Roundup: FIFA lockboxes, anti-swatting policy, Fortnite on SNL, Free Guy, UO postmortem

Whenever our newsroom gets overloaded with weird industry-related articles that nobody feels like writing, another edition of the MMO Business Roundup gets its...
Goes boom and stuff.

The Daily Grind: What MMO still needs legacy servers?

2018 has seemed like the year of the legacy/vanilla MMO server, thanks to not just World of Warcraft but RIFT and
we wanted to love you

Tencent is restructuring amidst continued Chinese game industry woes

Tencent is having a terrible, horrible, no good very bad year so far. Sure, its problems began when Monster Hunter World had...

Ireland signed declaration of concern but won’t regulate lockboxes as gambling

Remember two weeks ago when a bunch of representatives from the Europe and US cosigned a declaration noting concerns over skin-betting and lockboxes at...

The Daily Grind: What abandoned content in your favortite MMO do you want to see return?

I miss Guild Wars 2's dungeons. I was trawling Reddit the other day when I saw someone raise a half-hearted complaint about the fact...

The Survivalist: Will ARK Survival Evolved’s Conquest be PvP salvation or ultimately a clustercluck?

If you want to get into ARK: Survival Evolved's PvP scene, aren't willing to deal with the mega tribes and rampant cheating found...
ExPLOsions! Overpowerin'

Activision knows the power of cross-play, but it will need some time to implement it

Blizzard is very familiar with the advantages of cross-platform play, because Hearthstone exists and does quite well for it with exactly that. But...

Ask Mo: The real value of MMO interviews

MOP reader Avaera recently sent in a question that I thought would be fun to address here in my poor neglected Ask Mo...

Funcom is hiring for 40 new positions at its Oslo and North Carolina studios

The folks over at Funcom are looking to bring some fresh blood on board at their Oslo, Norway, and Durham, North Carolina, studios....

The last remnants of Club Penguin are sunsetting, again, as Disney lays off Club Penguin Island staff

Back in 2017, Disney announced that it was shutting down kid-friendly MMO Club Penguin after 12 years of play, replacing it with a...
No, we'd still prefer not.

Fallout 76 is still not going to have cross-play functionality

We learned a while back that Fallout 76 wouldn't have any cross-play functionality between platforms, and while the reasoning given stopped just...
Adorbs.

Wizard101 shares a whole list of facts you might not know about its development

If you weren't already aware, we like lists of 10 around here. So we're pleased by the format Wizard101 chose to use...

Cryptic’s Magic: The Gathering MMO is still happening, apparently

Remember how Cryptic was making an MMO based on Wizards of the Coast's hugely popular CCG Magic: The Gathering? No? Well,...

ADVERTISEMENT