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NCsoft West mobile studio Iron Tiger hit with layoffs ahead of Aion Legions of War launch

Remember back at the end of 2015 when NCsoft was talking up its reinvestment in western franchises and studios? One of its plans included...
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WoW Factor: No, Activision is not the reason you’re unhappy with World of Warcraft

There's a narrative that's been making the rounds for a little while now among the World of Warcraft community, buoyed a lot by the...

Elder Scrolls Online will launch Elsweyr and Necromancer in June, Wrathstone DLC in February

ZeniMax has just revealed that Elsweyr, homeland of the Khajiit, is indeed Elder Scrolls Online's next chapter. The devs kicked off their stream...

Interview: Astellia’s western team on pay-to-win, themeparks, and dodging early access and battle royale

Yesterday we covered the news that South Korean born MMORPG Astellia is heading westward in 2019, with its holy trinity classes, solid PvE...

South Korean MMO Astellia is coming westward in 2019, vows to steer clear of P2W

It's official: Astellia is launching in the west this year. "Let the Stars Guide You this Summer 2019," the official site says. As...
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Guild Wars 2 Game Director Crystin Cox has departed ArenaNet

During research on an entirely unrelated article, we noticed that ArenaNet Game Director Crystin Cox has apparently moved on from her role on...
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Epic and Improbable pledge $25M to rescue MMO studios affected by Unity’s SpatialOS license suspension

We've continued updating this post at the end as more events unfold, including Unity's rebuttal and Unreal's intervention. The original post from 9:55 a.m....

Black Desert is launching a battle royale mode called Shadow Arena as part of a year focused on systems clarity

Pearl Abyss spent 2018 busy busy busy with its projects, among them Black Desert. To sum all that up and tease the future,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s All or Nothing

One amazing trailer and a day of hype later, Guild Wars 2’s All or Nothing will be live this afternoon for us to...

Black Desert launches on Xbox One March 4, with preorders opening today

We knew this day was coming: It's time to buckle up for Black Desert's Xbox One debut, as preorders for the...

Massively OP’s complete 2018 awards debrief and annual recap

As we did in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 - it's becoming a real tradition here! - today I'm going to recap...

Fallen Earth team vows to rebuild the game — which could involve a ‘complete reboot’

Is it sad or inspiring that a game like Fallen Earth gets more direct developer communication than many larger and more mainstream MMOs?...

Daybreak found another 6000 $300 lifetime subs to sell, somehow

A week before Christmas, Daybreak announced that it was selling a $300 lifetime sub for its current stable of MMORPGs: a new version...

The continuing early access launch saga of Wildcard’s new pirate MMO Atlas

(We're updating this post at the bottom as the drama unfolds!) Marking its third delay since its announcement just two weeks ago, Wildcard's pirate MMO...

Hands-on: Dipping into Ashes of Creation’s Apocalypse battle royale

The first question we need to ask is: What am I, the sheepiest of all PvE sheep, doing in a PvP battle royale game?...

Star Citizen ATV, Squadron 42’s projected 2020 beta, and Cloud Imperium’s $46M private investment

This week's Around the Verse does touch on the 3.4 release of Star Citizen, but the big news is definitely from

Interview: New World’s Rich Lawrence on solving PvP problems and defining the sandbox

I think it's fair to say that New World is the biggest MMO currently under production in the west, at least among those...

Wildcard’s new pirate MMO Atlas has been delayed yet again

If you've been refreshing Atlas' Steam page all day today (guilty), you might have noticed that it didn't actually launch into early access...

Guild Wars 2’s next living story episode ‘All or Nothing’ launches January 8th

Guild Wars 2 players won't be surprised that ArenaNet has just revealed the key details of its next living story and its trailer,...

Daybreak’s new game is PlanetSide Arena, and yes, it’s a battle royale

Earlier this week, Daybreak began sending emails to players and former players teasing a new game being worked on within the studio's walls and...

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