We hunted ourselves.

Fractured opens up a porting test weekend ahead of Alpha 2 in November

How long do projects take in software development? The old standby is that you should take your most realistic estimate and double it, but...

Perfect Ten: MMOs of the apocalypse

It's the end of the world as we know it -- and for some reason, we are still gaming. I guess that your investment...

Make My MMO: Shroud of the Avatar’s R67, Destiny’s Sword’s successful Kickstarter

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Shroud of the Avatar released its 67th update. In the release instructions, the devs note the update was intended...

Fractured’s second alpha begins in July with a focus on new content

It's been a while since we heard anything out of one of the more tantalizing MMORPG sandboxes on our horizon, the SpatialOS-based Fractured, but...

Make My MMO: City of Titans’ enemy mob design, Oath’s Kickstarter, and Star Citizen 3.5

This week in MMO crowdfunding, it's been superhero insanity, and I don't even mean City of Heroes. We got updates from Ship of Heroes...

Fractured’s second Alpha 1 test brings more housing, a new biome, and spiders this June

By all accounts, the first Alpha 1 test for Fractured was a solid success, barring minor annoyances and login issues. So now it's full...
Everything old is... well, it's actually still old.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 216: Star Wars frenzy

Justin and Bree discuss big SWTOR expansion news, plus news from WoW, Blizzard, Guild Wars 2, Skyforge, TERA, Albion, Blade & Soul, and DDO, with a mailbag question on MMO expansion difficulty.

The Stream Team: Taking a first look at Fractured

Psst. Hey, you. Yah, you over there. Come here a moment. Want to see something? How about taking a little peek at a new...

The Stream Team: A Path of Exile mega Memory Nexus map run

Massively OP's MJ has filled her Path of Exile Nexus Map queue with fragments, which means she needs to make many map runs to...

Make My MMO: Oath is the latest MMORPG to launch on Kickstarter

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, a new Kickstarter contender has entered the ring! The game is called Oath, and Ready-Up Studios is asking...
I'm fine. We're fine. This is fine. Everything's fine like wine.

Betawatch: Ashes of Creation shares notes on nodes

The developers behind Ashes of Creation aren't about to let a little thing like delays prevent them from telling you a bunch of details...

Indie sandbox MMO Fractured will finally enter alpha one this month

Indie sandbox MMO Fractured is moving another step down the development line: It's just announced the start of its alpha next week. "The first testing...
Balance that mine.

Path of Exile is already mapping out big buffs and changes for Synthesis League

Path of Exile is patch city right about now. This week, Grinding Gear Games rolled out 3.6.2, with dozens of bug fixes, of course,...

The Survivalist: When survival sandboxes are more MMO than actual MMORPGs

Ever since Life is Feudal announced at the end of last month its dedication to developing a deep roleplay-focused server, I haven't been able...

Make My MMO: Chronicles of Elyria’s armor, Shroud of the Avatar’s R62

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Chronicles of Elyria dropped its latest community journal, which highlighted new armor sculpts and concept art and promises inventory...

Fractured isn’t letting the Unity/SpatialOS squabble get in the way of alpha testing

The drama between Unity and SpatialOS back in January seemed to hold dire possibilities for MMOs that were using both -- such as the...

Massively Overthinking: The boring MMO development between bookends of hype

If you watch MMOs being developed for long enough, one truth becomes evident: It's kinda boring. I started thinking a bit about this last week...

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 their...

LOTRO Legendarium: A requiem for trait lines

Back in last October when Standing Stone Games announced that it would be launching the legendary server type, one of the most contentious points...
For a given definition of drift.

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....