citadel studios

Indie studio known primarily for Shards Online.

Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: Is World of Warcraft a good value for the money?

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There are a lot of reasons to not be subscribed to World of Warcraft at the moment, although "the current state of the game...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 354: Catch-up roundtable and state of the site

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Justin, Bree, Tyler, and MJ discuss the 2021 MOP awards, Cryptic and PWE, Magic the Gathering Online, Fractured, Legends of Aria, Crowfall, and Book of Travels, with adventures in New World, Astroneer, Guild Wars 2, Star Trek Online, Albion Online, Star Wars Galaxies, SWTOR, LOTRO, and Elder Scrolls Online, finishing it off with a state of the site recap.
New world, old problems.

End-of-year Eleven: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures going into 2022

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All right, so let's start with the disclaimer that I put right at the start of this article every single year, which at least...

Kickstarted MMO Legends of Aria and its studio just got bought out by an NFT metaverse games company

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Time to add another game to the acquisition heap this week: Blue Monster Games has apparently purchased Citadel Studios and Legends of Aria, along...

Mobile MMO EVE Echoes launches the Yoiul Festival for the winter holiday

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EVE Echoes joins the chorus of MMORPGs getting a holiday event this month, as NetEase and CCP Games announced today that the Yoiul Festival...

The Game Archaeologist: Hero101, the lost KingsIsle superhero MMO

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You do get the sense that KingsIsle once had very grand plans for what is called its "101 Universe." After Wizard101 came out to...

Whatever happened to wizarding survival sandbox Citadel Forged with Fire?

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Since we're in the habit of flipping through the MMO and multiplayer game backlog, we've decided to look back in the direction of Citadel:...

Elyon adds a new clan map in today’s patch, postpones new 10-person raid

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It's patch day over in Elyon, and this one's actually a relatively meaty one for this still-got-that-new-car-smell MMORPG. "With today’s patch we’re bringing a new...

Wakfu’s next big update features a level cap increase and five new adventure islands

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It's not every day when the bizarrest MMORPG in town gets a preview for a major update, but that day arrived this week as...
You got boring real fast.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 344: Elyon’s infinite silence

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Justin and Colin discuss Elyon's launch, Guild Wars 2's elite specs, Fallen Earth, World of Warcraft 9.1.5, and Legends of Aria, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, GW2, and LOTRO, plus mailbag topics on cinematic trailers, MMO hype, and weapons we miss from dead MMOs.
Congratulations. You played yourself.

Legends of Aria announces ‘Aria 2.0’ successor with a new game engine

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It's no secret that Citadel Studio's Kickstarted Legends of Aria has wallowed in near-niche obscurity since its summer 2020 launch. Since then, the studio...
Which hand is my hand?!

Interview: Cryptic untangles Neverwinter’s new battle pass experiment

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Earlier this month, we learned that Cryptic is planning a multi-tiered battle pass for Neverwinter. Echoes of Prophecy will serve as the content campaign...

Lord of the Rings Online’s Fate of Gundabad launches November 10 – preorders have begun

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Standing Stone Games has finally taken the wraps off the Fate of Gundabad expansion for Lord of the Rings Online in today's big preorder...

CODEX, an MMO based on the Shards engine, launches early access today after a brief delay

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Just last week we first reported on CODEX, a project that licensed Legends of Aria's Shards Engine for the purpose of creating an MMO....

Shards-powered CODEX wants to ‘change the way we play massively multiplayer games’

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You may recall that one of the goals of Citadel Studio in creating Legends of Aria was developing the flexible Shards Engine to allow...

TERA PC adds new dungeon content, new gear, and a new armor boon system in Build 108

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PC players of TERA have a few new dungeon things to do with the launch of Build 108, particularly since there are two new...

Legends of Aria dev Citadel Studios will publish CODEX, a ‘seasonal shared world adventure’ MMO

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It would appear that Citadel Studios, the developers of sandbox MMORPG Legends of Aria, has its fingers in a new pie. Readers will recall...

ARK Survival Evolved’s Genesis Part 2, the ‘bridge’ to the ARK sequel, is finally live

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As promised, ARK Survival Evolved has finally rolled out part two of its massive Genesis update, which essentially puts a capstone on the game's...

Flameseeker Chronicles: The disappointing second half of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga

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Welcome to part two of this overview of Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga. Last time, I talked about how the first half of...

TERA Console opens a new dungeon and makes several dungeon adjustments in latest update

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The console version of TERA has gotten a recent update that's almost exclusively about dungeons, which is good news for those who like to...

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