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]

Pearl Abyss had a strong Q4 2019, but CCP’s EVE-spinoff Project Nova is officially canceled

South Korean gaming giant Pearl Abyss is on the rise once again - and unlike many of its mobile-focused competitors, PC MMORPGs and the...

Acti-Blizzard games vanished from GeForce NOW over a ‘misunderstanding,’ Nvidia says

Last week we reported on the sudden removal of Activision-Blizzard titles from GeForce Now, the streamed games service offered by Nvidia, with barely...

PlanetSide 2’s Escalation update is pushed back to February 26

It would seem that reaction to the recent PTS build of PlanetSide 2's Escalation update is forcing Rogue Planet Games to work...

Wolcen muddles through ongoing online server issues to mixed reviews and an active playerbase

The optional co-op (co-optional?) ARPG Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem, which released on Steam last week, has had a bit of a rough...

Turn-based online RPG Eden Falling resurfaces with new updates and over $1.3 million in funding

Update: Razor Edge Games' claim to funding has been disputed by a representative of the investors and the studio has clarified the nature of...

The Stream Team: Diving blindly into a Conan Exiles dungeon

Did you know there are still dungeons in Conan Exiles that Massively OP's MJ has never explored? Never died in?! Obviously that needs to...

Star Citizen introduces a ‘vehicle experience strike team’ and piloting improvements

On the surface, a "vehicle experience strike team" sounds a bit like a slapped-together cartoon superteam or something as pointless as an ice...
This is what you are.

The IRS deleted guidelines citing Fortnite’s Vbucks as virtual currency like Bitcoin

Every so often you just get to see a news story and think to yourself that this is going to turn into a major issue...

Fallout 76 previews Wastelanders’ C.A.M.P. allies – and teases ‘post-apocalyptic romance’

When Wastelanders finally arrives in Fallout 76 in April - and the game finally jumps to Steam - it's getting a long-delayed...
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Lawful Neutral: Examining the infamous MMO lockbox, 2020 edition

I have a soft spot for paranormal horror. I love movies about demons, ghosts, hauntings, possessions. There's one particular movie from the early aughts...

MMO Business Roundup: Tim Sweeney’s politics gaffe, Nexon’s Q4 2019, and the old BioWare crew

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Politics in games Epic's Tim Sweeney opened this week's DICE Summit with a whopper...

Sea of Thieves discusses quality-of-life features and the Chest of Rage in the February update

Sea of Thieves sure does love cranking out new video series. Yes, there's a new one simply called Sea of Thieves News,...

PlanetSide 2 brings Escalation adjustments to the test server after a brief delay

The much ballyhooed Escalation update due to arrive to PlanetSide 2 got a few notable tweaks yesterday on the test server,...

Warframe of Mind: The creepy charm of Chains of Harrow

Slowly but surely, I have been making my way through Warframe's story missions. And while understandably story and lore may not be...

Star Citizen talks alpha 3.9 and beyond in wake of record-breaking crowdfunding year

The Pillar Talk roundtable video from Star Citizen is all about plans. Plans for 3.9, plans for the new Pyro system, plans for...

Multiplayer-optional ARPG Wolcen just launched on Steam with a huge day-one patch

It's not an MMO, but you might want Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem on your wish-list anyway. It's a new ARPG from WOLCEN Studio,...

Starbase shares work on moon surfaces and advertisements and a new Boltcrackers episode

It's another week of progress notes from Starbase, and just like the last time this one has some shiny new pictures and...
Cataloging.

Path of Exile previews the improvements to its item filter interface

Look... sometimes, improvements to Path of Exile take the form of giving you new ways to make things explode with lightning if you so...

Torchlight III’s latest alpha update focuses on achievements, interface, and polish

The jury is still out on Torchlight III - how MMOsy it'll be in the end, and whether people will like...
Less than punchy.

Previews of Riot’s Project A bring up comparisons to CounterStrike: Global Offensive

So what do all of Riot's spin-off game projects look like? Well, it appears that long-time CounterStrike: Global Offensive commentator HenryG got a...

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