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Kakao Q1 2024: ArcheAge 2 and Chrono Odyssey are apparently back on track for 2025

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Kakao Games' first financial report covering 2024 is out today, and perhaps not surprisingly, Q1 wasn't particularly great or garbage for the Korean gaming...

Massively Overthinking: The loss of ArcheAge

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Last week's admission from Kakao that XLGAMES is pulling the plug on ArcheAge really hit me, and I'm still trying to process why because...

Kakao’s western version of ArcheAge is sunsetting in June

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I'm sorry to report this morning that the western version of ArcheAge is apparently shutting down: While we were sleeping, Kakao announced that it...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 463: WoW’s pirates storm the gangplank

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Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV Dawntrail, the Riot MMO, WoW Plunderstorm, the state of Cryptic and its MMOs (Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, Champions Online), ArcheAge 2's delay, Path of Exile 2's beta delay, and New World's next season, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, The Sims 4, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on rekindling the social magic of old MMORPGs.
Cool, I guess.

Betawatch: Chrono Odyssey gets a publisher but no dates

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Good news, Chrono Odyssey fans! Or... well, speculative fans. There's not a game yet to be a fan of; there's just a promise that...

Kakao Q4 2023: ArcheAge 2 has been delayed (again), now to some point in or after 2025

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Our eyes must have glazed over the Q4 2023 investor report from Kakao when it dropped a few weeks ago, but it contained some...

End-of-Year Eleven: All the upcoming MMOs to watch in 2024 and beyond

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We've said it before, but this time we really mean it: The future of MMORPGs looks amazing. Contrary to years when we've seen only...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2024

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It's time once again for the MOP staff and readers to engage in our favorite end-of-the-year MMO: collectively guessing what's going to happen next...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of our 2023 MMO predictions

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We've been offering up an MMO predictions list for Massively Overthinking for years upon years now as our writers and readers prognosticate on the...

ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained officially merged this morning, sending Unchained into its last sunset

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The great failed experiment that was ArcheAge Unchained is officially over. This week, Kakao merged the alternate business model version of the game into...

ArcheAge 2 confirms another delay and a focus from large-scale factional PvP to small group PvE and guild PvP

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It appears that servers aren't the only things constricting in ArcheAge: The game's sequel is also going to be shrinking its general focus, as...

The 12-server ArcheAge Unchained/ArcheAge merge is still on track for November 30

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Back in August, Kakao and XLGAMES announced that it would be merging ArcheAge Unchained into the regular ArcheAge production servers. The move followed Korean...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 432: Palia breaks through to the other side

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Justin and Bree discuss Palia's soft launch, WoW Classic hardcore realms, ArcheAge 2, ArcheAge's future, Ashfall, and Nightingale, with adventures in LOTRO, STO, SWG Legends, and Palia, plus a mailbag topic on mundane but enjoyable MMO activities.

Kakao Games Q2 2023: ArcheAge 2 targets second half of 2024, Ares Rise of Guardians launches in Korea

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Kakao Games is just one segment of the booming Kakao corporation, but the games segment isn't driving those figures. According to the company's Q2...

Kakao partially denies report that ArcheAge will sunset following XLGAMES restructure

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Korea's Money Today News has a disturbing scoop on turmoil at XLGAMES that appears to mean layoffs inside the studio - and a closure...

Massively Overthinking: Are we in an ‘MMO hype vacuum’?

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James "MMO Folklorist" Crosby recently penned a piece using a term that seems so apt I feel we should all adopt it: the MMO...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2023

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Nobody can see the future, but it sure is fun guessing, and that's exactly what we're going to do for (to?) the MMO genre...
Oh no.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 397: What we have here is a failure to negotiate

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Justin and Bree discussion WoW China's sunset, the Blizzard/Netease debacle, LOTRO's mini-expansion, EverQuest II, Frozen Flame, and ArcheAge 2, with adventures in WoW, LOTRO, New World, SWG Legends, and Marvel Snap, plus a mailbag topic on boss taunting in MMOs.

ArcheAge 2 confirms PC and console versions, action combat, and non-linear progression

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In case the earlier gameplay video from ArcheAge 2 wasn't already a clue, the developing MMORPG will have a pretty wide open space and...

ArcheAge 2 teaser introduces you to a vibrant world that needs smashing

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Your peepers deserve a treat today, so slap them on the brand-new teaser video that just dropped for ArcheAge 2. XLGAMES' sequel to the...

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