Multiplayer

Games in our Multiplayer category are multiplayer online games that share some but not all mechanics in common with traditional MMORPGs. Generally, their “massive” nature is contested. They frequently include OARPGs, online shooters, online strategy games, mobile MMOs, and other pseudo-MMOs that optionally provide single-player, offline, or custom-server support. We formerly categorized Multiplayer titles as “Not So Massively” games. You may also be interested in our MOBA category for PvP-centric arena battlers. [Follow the Multiplayer Online Games category’s RSS feed]

Minimalist multi-user roguelike Apsis Online plans a Steam release this quarter

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It's been a while since we brought up Apsis Online. This ASCII-styled title was first showcased in January 2019, calling itself a "minimalist MMO"...

Last Oasis announces a ‘broken’ update featuring improved UI and controller support in preparation for its Xbox release

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The devs at Donkey Crew want to make one thing very clear to players of Last Oasis: the game's next update is going to...

Star Citizen shows off alpha 3.13’s big new caves and previews new vehicle-based mining tools

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CIG is very proud that it's made holes in the ground. That's the rather acerbic takeaway from this week's video update from Star Citizen,...
Army.

MMO company Perfect World Entertainment is working on a new game according to hiring post

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So what does Perfect World Entertainment have in the works right now? We don't know, but it appears to be something new happening. A new...
Artificial.

Valve ends Artifact’s reboot dreams and shoves it into maintenance mode

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BioWare isn't the only studio throwing in the towel after attempting a reboot of a promising title. Fans of Valve's digital card game Artifact...

Valheim players create a PvP tourney and take down a boss with 50 wolves as game sales hit 5M

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While major content updates to the early access Viking survival sandbox Valheim haven't come out yet, that definitely hasn't stopped players from making their...
Outfall.

Fallout 76 plans to open its test server for the next major update in mid-March

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Eager to try out the next major patch for Fallout 76? Well, you can't. Not yet, anyway... but soon. The latest dispatch from the development...

Star Citizen shares new enemy NPC behaviors, continued work on Orison, and new weapon progress

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The February development report for Star Citizen is now available and is once again full of updates for features and improvements the team at...

Titan Reach shows off crafting stations and NPC creation, promises servers are ‘ready to launch’

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The devs of Titan Reach sound like they're inching closer to the game's early access launch as the most recent development blog has a...

Massively on the Go: Getting the most out of your Animal Crossing Warp Pipes

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As I mentioned in our Nintendo Direct February recap, the Mario-item crossover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons included functional warp-pipes, bringing fast travel to...
Gosh, torchums.

Zynga bought up Torchlight III developer Echtra Games

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Gaming powerhouse Zynga is best known for FarmVille, which made the company a household name a decade ago, though it had wild revenue swings...

Epic Games snatches up Fall Guys studio for an undisclosed sum

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Do you remember Fall Guys? It was that wacky multiplayer title that everyone was all hot for about two gaming crazes ago. Well apparently...

Conan Exiles applies a laundry list of bug fixes to its testlive build

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This is pretty much what a public testing environment was meant for. The most recent PTS build of Conan Exiles has gotten a whole...

Blankos Block Party makes more shooting and racing changes and improves the Party Bus feature

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The open beta for the multiplayer game-building title Blankos Block Party has gotten another update full of improvements to racing and shooting parties among...
I'm on a boat.

Atlas explains the logic behind its new ship system

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Boats are kind of important in Atlas, since that's the main way that players sail between islands and generally engage in piratical operations. The game's new...
megends

Magic: Legends explains how its ramping difficulty mechanics work

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Do you want to make life harder for yourself in Magic: Legends? There are good reasons to do so, as outlined in the game's latest...

Cold Iron’s Alien game is finally happening: It’s a co-op shooter called Aliens Fireteam, under the Daybreak banner

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One of the more confusing stories we've covered over the past few years is the story of Cold Iron Studios: It's the group run...

Blizzard puts out new job calls for unannounced multiplayer projects

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We're back with another bit of pondering and theorycrafting spawned by game dev job postings. This time we're looking at Blizzard's careers site, which...

The Daily Grind: Are you going to play Diablo 2 Resurrected?

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One of the most interesting bits of BlizzConline 2021 to me was the reveal of Diablo 2 Resurrected. Yes, the rumors had ensured we...

The Stream Team: Returning to Ritual in Path of Exile

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Many things have been distracting Massively OP's MJ from Path of Exile's latest league, from real life to the call of the Atlas in...

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