battle royale

Fall Guys developer Mediatonic ‘hit very hard’ by Epic Games’ mass-layoff – but not shuttered

Epic's mass-layoff of 830 workers (and offloading of 250 more to spun-out companies) yesterday may have been characterized by the company as largely outside...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO things you can just stop waiting for

Sooner or later we all have to face facts and accept that something we wanted at one point is never actually going to happen....

NCsoft’s mythological battle royale, Battle Crush, is launching next spring with CBT signups open now

You wouldn't normally look to Nintendo Direct for news on NCsoft multiplayer titles, but 2023 is still pumping out surprises. Today, NCsoft announced that...

Lost Ark’s jump-start servers arrive tomorrow with the Jump to the Endgame patch

Are you over last month's massive Lost Ark outage that kept the servers offline for a whole day following the EU region merge? With...

Tencent’s battle royale shooter Ring of Elysium will sunset in December

The battle royale bandwagon continues to prove its inability to bear the weight of too many games, it seems. Readers might recall the existence...
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Epic Games job posting offers first word of a Fortnite ‘open world survival crafting game’

If segments of the technology sector have proved anything, it's that it likes to try to spin old things as brand-new. That argument could...

Lost Ark interview: Amazon talks jump-start servers, battle royale, dodging power creep, and more

Lost Ark has had a whirlwind August, first with the release of a major roadmap for the game, then with the launch of the...

Dark and Darker is getting a mobile version thanks to a licensing partnership with Krafton

The PvPvE dungeon crawler Dark and Darker continues to write surprising headlines even as developer Ironmace faces a copyright fight with Nexon - and...

The Stream Team: A charge at the crown in Fall Guys

It's time once again for MOP's Chris to run the gauntlet! That can only mean one thing: It's Fall Guys time! Join him today...

A Fortnite player has made an MMORPG-like raid boss fight within the shooter’s creative mode

We weren't very sure that there was much overlap between MMORPG fans and Fortnite players, but we're glad to be proven wrong in at...

Diablo Immortal launches a PvP event, temporarily changes gem drop rates, and makes its PC release

Today marks another update for Diablo Immortal that brings a host of events and updates for the mobile OARPG. Or at least the formerly...

Lost Ark’s August-December roadmap heralds new continents, jump-start servers, and more

Yesterday, when Amazon finally put a date on the release of Lost Ark's Aeromancer, it also teased more information en route. That info is...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the best way a studio can save a struggling mid-size MMO?

Temtem's Crema Games raised eyebrows earlier this week when it admitted that in spite of Temtem's successful launch, the game is having trouble; the...

Vague Patch Notes: Contemplating the origin of the Big Five in the MMO space

A few weeks back, I talked about the various tiers of MMORPGs, and that included a discussion of what we call the Big Five...

Grab an Eternal Return character and skin duo key from Kakao and MOP

Kakao's Eternal Return is just a few weeks out of the gate from early access to live, and already it's releasing its first big...

‘Anime battle royale MOBA’ Eternal Return makes its full release after nearly three years of early access

We're happy to report that another game hatchling has made its way across the sands of early access into the full launch ocean: Eternal...

ArcheAge introduces the Stillwater Gulf ship-based battle royale mode in newest patch

Sure, you've played battle royale, but what if it was battle royale but ships? That's what is effectively being offered by ArcheAge with the...

Melee-focused battle royale Naraka Bladepoint goes free-to-play, celebrates two years, and launches on PS5

This week is a pretty big one for the melee-centric battle royale Naraka: Bladepoint, with a second anniversary celebration, a launch on the PlayStation...

Theorycraft Games’ Project Loki gets its first gameplay preview and plans a PC playtest this weekend

For the past couple of years we've reported on Theorycraft Games, a studio first unveiled in 2021 made up of multiple devs whose collective...

The Cycle Frontier will sunset in September owing to financial inviability

Five years ago next month, we learned about a new PvEvP "shooter with a twist" that was supposed to incorporate battle royale elements without...