cryptic studios

A PWE studio known primarily for Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, and Champions Online.

The MOP Up: WildStar suffers another indignity

Miss WildStar? Well at least there's the soundtrack to listen to on various sites, right? Nope! Apparently NCsoft pulled the acclaimed score...

PSA: Grab three free Star Trek Online ships right now

Kicking off a week of free giveaways ahead for Star Trek Online, Cryptic's made a trio of Tier 5 (T5) starships available...
In we go.

Global Chat: The big question mark of Anthem

What's the biggest gaming unknown for you going into 2019? For MMO blogger Cary at Virtual Bastion, it's whether or not BioWare is going...

Finger guns and Vulcan ships target Star Trek Online’s ninth birthday

Pew pew! The noises by themselves aren't enough; you need the full finger gun action to really make an impression on everyone else. It's...
mmm whatchu saaaaay

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2019

Working in this field has given me something of a sense of how a lot of the industry is going to play out. Take...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s Battle at the Binary Stars heats up

Star Trek Online has a serious crush on Discovery right now -- and why not, since the show has propeled the franchise back...

Star Trek Online prepares for new featured episodes in Mirror of Discovery

The Mirror Universe is exactly like the main universe in Star Trek Online, except it's all evil. You might think that would provide a...

Star Trek Online introduces account-based progression for its 9th anniversary

Stuck at the max level without anything meaningful to do in the notoriously slow-to-update Star Trek Online? Cryptic is introducing a whole...

Craig Zinkievich’s Aliens shooter is looking more and more like an MMOFPS after all

A couple of years ago, several key devs who once built MMOs for Cryptic - Craig Zinkievich, Shannon Posniewski, and Matt Highison - announced...

Global Chat: How do we fight early access disasters?

With the year in MMOs ending on a sour note due to the botched rollouts of both Fallout 76 and Atlas, blogger...
Kerstab.

Perfect Ten: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2018

A not-inconsequential part of me misses the days when every MMO would pump out boxed expansions. I like buying boxes of stuff I like...
Dropping an album.

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO freebie you’ve ever gotten?

I, like 99.99% of the world's population, loves free swag. I love me dorky t-shirts I'll never wear, I crave stress balls that pop...

The Stream Team: Enjoying Neverwinter’s Winter Festival of Simril

It's past December 25th? Well, Christmas is not over, not as long as there are celebrations to attend! So says Massively OP's MJ as...

One Shots: Christmas delivery

We all know that Amazon delivers pretty much everywhere with its crazy two-day shipping, but did you realize that the company could do so...

The Stream Team: Q is for Christmas in Star Trek Online

Even after the last couple of years, Massively OP's MJ does not think she has manages to participate in everything Star Trek Online's Christmas...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v2.0

While The Game Archaeologist columns take up the most time of any project I do here at Massively OP, I absolutely love doing...
And on and on and on...

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the best value going into 2019

Here we go, here we go, here we go again. This one is always an interesting column to write because there's a certain amount...

The Daily Grind: Do you start over when you come back to an MMO?

In looking over my history with MMORPGs this year, one trend leaps out at me: In pretty much every old favorite that I returned...

The MOP Up: Echo of Soul returns

Korean MMO Echo of Soul is now back on Steam early access after the title was shut down back around 2015 and...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

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