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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...

Improbable clarifies timeline and petitions Unity for ‘clarity’ as the SpatialOS drama continues

Yesterday, news of the tiff between SpatialOS company Improbable and Unity spread like wildfire over the internet, with multiple involved parties adding kindling...
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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....

The MOP Up: TERA opens SEA server and delivers Deathwrack to consoles

It was a pretty big week for action combat MMO TERA, starting with the delivery of the four-dungeon Deathwrack update to Xbox...

Fractured ‘sprints’ toward pre-alpha test, shows off day/night cycle

For those suffering with MMO wanderlust this fall and looking for new territory to explore, Fractured might have a rather unique prospect available...

MMO Business Roundup: Bethsoft Moscow, A:IR publishing, OSU esports, SpatialOS, and Square-Enix

Business business business numbers, is this working?! Let's dip into some of the scattered online gaming business tidbits of the week that might...

Former BioWare GM joins SpatialOS creator Improbable

According to a recent article published by Gamasutra, British tech company Improbable has hired former BioWare General Manager Aaryn Flynn to...

Chinese MMO company NetEase invests $50M into SpatialOS MMO platform

Improbable's SpatialOS is moving on up in the world: The company announced this week that China's NetEase has invested $50 million to acquire...

Interview: Worlds Adrift’s Bossa Studios on giving, griefing, and gittin’ gud

After the launch of Worlds Adrift but prior to E3, we sent off an interview to Bossa Studios and recently received our answers,...

E3 2018: Hands-on with Mavericks, the MMO battle royale hybrid

Automaton Games CEO James Thompson came along with Improbable, Bill Roper, and Mavericks to this year's E3, where I got a second chance...

E3 2018: Bill Roper on gaming’s smoke and mirrors, Worlds Adrift, and building on SpatialOS

For MMO players, Improbable brought some interesting ideas to GDC this past spring. It also brought some games I wasn't expecting, and the ones...

GDC 2018: Ready Player One Now, billion person gaming, and mitigating abuse

It's no surprise that Ready Player One was constantly being referenced at GDC 2018, especially in VR, AR, and MMO panels. It's not just because...

GDC 2018: Exploring SpatialOS with Improbable CCO Bill Roper

SpatialOS: You've probably been seeing this name pop up more and more in the MMO sphere. Worlds Adrift, Mavericks, Fractured, Seed, MetaWorld, and 

GDC 2018: In the crow’s nest with Ship of Heroes’ CEO Casey McGeever

Let me be upfront: I've never gotten into a superhero MMO. I love comics; outside of work, it's probably the only fiction I willingly...

The MOP Up: Path of Exile reads your future in the cards (February 25, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Colony sim Seed aims to simulate life whether you’re logged in or not

What do you get when you mash up Rimworld, The Sims, and EVE Online? Probably a big mess, but adjacent to that mess...

Chronicles of Elyria is dropping virtual world platform SpatialOS

Chronicles of Elyria's latest dev blog is out, and it's more than just a recap of 2017 and look ahead to 2018, although...

Fractured tops 5,000 registrations, progresses toward Kickstarter and alpha

Its team might be miniscule, its alpha more than a year away, and its funding still unsecured, but Fractured is powering ahead as...

MMO veteran Bill Roper joins SpatialOS dev Improbable

MMORPG fans know well the name Bill Roper: He's the former Blizzard developer who went on to helm Flagship's Hellgate: London and Cryptic's...

Colony MMO Seed secures additional funding

Last week we reported that Klang Games is making an interesting-looking colony survival game called Seed that is utilizing SpatialOS to...

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