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Kakao and XLGAMES reconfirm that ArcheAge 2 is launching in 2024

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If you follow MOP, you already know that ArcheAge 2 has been in the works for quite a while; XLGAMES quietly confirmed it was...
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ArcheAge adjusts hero missions and conflict times as XLGames secures a trademark for ArcheWar

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There's a little something for the present and future prospects of ArcheAge in this news post. We'll start with the present state of affairs,...

End-of-Year Eleven: The top MMOs to watch in 2022

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If 2021 had a problem, it was that we got simply too many MMO releases between new launches, early access, and expansions. This breathtaking...

Eight major unannounced MMO projects that are in the works

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There's nothing more tantalizing nor frustrating than knowing that an MMO or MMORPG is in the works but hasn't been formally announced yet. We...

Kakao Q1 2021 financials: ArcheAge 2 won’t be ready until at least 2024

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As MOP's own Carlo has written at length, Kakao is a massive company with its fingers in many pies - most recently the delicious...
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XLGAMES founder Jake Song shares a few lore and gameplay details for ArcheAge 2

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The news on ArcheAge 2 has been, admittedly, pretty thin, but that's likely a result of the fact that we've only learned of its...

G-Star 2020 confirms developers from ArcheAge 2, NBA 2K21 as key speakers

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Just in case you're not familiar, G-Star is effectively South Korea's E3, so it probably isn't a big surprise that it's drawing in a...

XLGAMES finally confirms ArcheAge 2, a next-gen large-scale AAA MMORPG

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ArcheAge 2 is more than a rumor now - it's a sure thing. The news comes according to Korean website Ruliweb, which reports that...

ArcheAge opens Garden of the Gods PTS as XLGAMES’ Jake Song addresses SEA players

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With ArcheAge's controversial Garden of the Gods update creeping up on us next week, Gamigo has now opened up the game's public test server...
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The Game Archaeologist: Tabula Rasa

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The story of Tabula Rasa begins, as so many others do, with 1997's Ultima Online. Raph Koster and Richard Garriott's online fantasy sandbox proved...

MMO Business Roundup: Kakao’s controlling stake in XLGAMES, Steam’s new record, Xbox’s games-as-a-service

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Kakao Games: Kakao has snapped up a controlling stake in XLGAMES, having acquired 53%...

ArcheAge Unchained delays Steam, beholds mighty queues during launch rollout

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Gamigo's touting it as a "successful launch," but ArcheAge Unchained's slow rollout yesterday was more like a typical MMO launch, beset by queues, crashes,...
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The MOP Up: Diablo III’s anniversary dungeon returns

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Anyone who missed out on Diablo III's anniversary dungeon can get back in on the fun and rewards thanks to its reprise all month...
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XL Games and Gamigo say ArcheAge’s ‘core production team’ is rolling out Relics of Hiram November 13

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The fate of ArcheAge in the west has been up in the air for two weeks now following the collapse of Trion Worlds and...

XL Games’ Jake Song is working with Gamigo to ‘stabilize’ and ‘revitalize’ ArcheAge

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Western ArcheAge players who've been waiting patiently - or impatiently - for news on what exactly is happening with their game in the wake...

ArcheAge, Trove producers address Trion layoffs, tell players not to worry

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Last week's Trion Worlds layoffs appeared to have hit ArcheAge particularly hard, with the loss of a well-known producer to the eliminated positions, on...

ArcheAge creator Jake Song talks about his return to the game

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ArcheAge's recent update is called Legends Return, a title that works on a couple of levels when you consider that the game's creator, Jake...

The Game Archaeologist: Lineage

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If we judged MMOs by their numbers alone -- and I'm not suggesting we do so -- then the original Lineage would be the...

WeMade Entertainment invests in ArcheAge’s XLGAMES

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XLGAMES has received a vote of confidence in the form of some welcome investment from fellow Korean developer (and publisher) WeMade Entertainment. MMO Culture...

The Game Archaeologist: Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds

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I confess that I have a particular fascination for MMOs that came into existence in the 1990s. It's not only the fact that I...

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