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Stewart Chisam will replace Erez Goren as CEO of SMITE company Hi-Rez Studios

Multiplayer online game company Hi-Rez Studios is seeing a leadership shuffle this week, as the man who's been CEO for 14 years is...

Breach hits early access with a blend of action combat and MMO dungeon crawling

Snowbound or bored this weekend and looking for something new to do? Breach arrived on Steam early access yesterday, bringing with it...

Atlas just rolled back the North American servers five hours after an admin account was ‘compromised’

In case you needed your daily reminder not to buy early access games that are still neck-deep in testing and problem children, here's your...
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Legends of Aria’s Steam early access launch is now slated for spring

The testing through early access continues for Legends of Aria, and that includes figuring out the schedule for the game's patches and ultimate release....

Modern-fantasy dungeon-crawler Breach enters early access tomorrow

After spending the last few months in alpha testing, multiplayer dungeon-crawler Breach is almost ready to make the leap to early access, allowing...

With the Improbable/Unity dispute lingering on, MMOs like Worlds Adrift are literally adrift

Last week, Improbable and Unity stunned the gaming industry with their ugly spat over SpatialOS integration and licensing, as both companies issued statements about...
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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...

Black Desert’s battle royale mode, Shadow Arena, hits early access for current players today

Black Desert is formally hopping on the battle royale bandwagon this week with the "early access" release of Shadow Arena today. How...

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...

Snap up a Prosperous Universe early access key from Simulogics and MOP!

We took our first look at indie space MMO Prosperous Universe just about a month ago now when German studio Simulogics dropped...

Dark and Light is closing down 70% of its early access servers

Snail Games' early access MMO Dark and Light has suffered a few growing pains during its development. The company originally announced it was

Jukebox Heroes: Bless Online’s soundtrack

You probably wouldn't blame me for the fact that I've dragged my feet on listening to the Bless Online soundtrack over this past...

Grapeshot Games is working to combat Atlas hackers

It's been a bit of a rough start for Grapeshot Games's open-world survival MMO Atlas since it launched late last month, and...

Breach’s demonic Worldshaper class is a fungi at any party

With early access coming next week, Breach is generating a decent amount of buzz for this co-op dungeon brawler. It won't be a...

Exclusive: Legends of Aria previews its first major content of 2019

We've had our eye on Legends of Aria since, well, long before it was called Legends of Aria, meaning we've been watching the...

Daybreak’s new video show how it’s retooling classic weapons and vehicles in PlanetSide Arena

Daybreak's just posted a new video on PlanetSide Arena, this one focusing on the game's vehicles and weapons, and yes, there's plenty of...

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,...

Co-op ARPG Breach hits early access January 17, with packages live now

Co-op ARPG Breach was meant to hit early access before the end of 2018, and as it turns out, it'll be only a...

The best Massively OP MMO community polls of 2018

Polls are a quantitative sort of magic that we don’t often get from our other articles - at least when they aren’t being brigaded...

Pirate MMORPG Atlas steers away from hardcore mechanics with today’s balance patch

Wildcard/Grapeshot's sea-faring pirate MMORPG Atlas is gearing up for a massive patch this afternoon, and if you bought in to the early...

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