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We all began with good intents.

WildStar’s lead writer is gone too

Over the weekend, former WildStar Product Director Mike Donatelli and Design Director Chris Behrens announced on Twitter that their last day working for...
But robots.

WildStar loses more developers as Donatelli, Behrens depart

Update: We've updated below with Carbine's statement to Massively OP. WildStar appears to have lost more staff this weekend: Both Mike Donatelli and
How are you this way.

Rumor: Wizard101 and Pirate101 developer KingsIsle hit by layoffs [Confirmed]

Industry vets on Twitter have begun sending condolences to KingsIsle employees allegedly hit with "mass" or "massive" layoffs today. KingsIsle is the studio...

Perfect World will publish Motiga’s MOBA Gigantic

Perfect World has just announced that it will be publishing Gigantic, Motiga's upcoming MOBA. "This partnership with Perfect World Entertainment expands the...
Hate the player, not the game! It's not the player's fault that they're in the game as it is.

Former PlanetSide 2 Creative Director Matt Higby snapped up by Ubisoft Massive

Looks like former PlanetSide 2 Creative Director has landed on his feet and then some: He posted on Twitter today that he's...
So that's why this game is like that!

Cryptic Studios is hiring MMORPG producers

It's not uncommon to see calls for engineers, programmers, and even artists for MMORPGs, but it's producers that Cryptic Studios is seeking, according...

TERA’s Secrets & Shadows update arrives next month

This should take some of the sting out of those layoffs: En Masse says TERA has a major update on the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 60: Nostalrius down

Justin and Bree discuss Nostalrius, TERA, Black Desert, SWTOR, DDO, Guild Wars 2, and WoW, with mailbag questions on Kickstarters and Tabula Rasa.
So many colors in the anger rainbow.

TERA interim CEO: ‘TERA and En Masse aren’t going anywhere’

En Masse Interim CEO Sam Kim participated in a Reddit AMA for TERA players today, ostensibly to calm nerves after the...
So many colors in the anger rainbow.

En Masse confirms TERA layoffs

MMORPG.com reports that layoffs have struck TERA's western developer En Masse Entertainment. The official statement from En Masse reads, "The gaming industry is...
It's almost like getting what you were promised, only exactly not.

Sword Coast Legends’ n-Space shutters, but Digital Extremes says the game is OK

We've updated below with the statement issued to us by Digital Extremes. According to former n-Space artist Ben Leary, n-Space is closing down following a...

WildStar’s Chad Moore: ‘There are still exciting days ahead’

Last Friday's announcement from Carbine about its layoffs and WildStar's cancelled China launch was doused in a double-dipping of PR-speak. For those...
Yes, this assuages my nervousness, you bet.

Working As Intended: The fate of the MMORPG genre

I don't think I'm exaggerating to say that this past weekend was a strange one in the MMORPG community, when gamers across the wide expanse...
But robots.

WildStar suffers major round of layoffs

Update: WildStar has allegedly suffered a massive round of layoffs as part of a "reorganization"; some sources suggest as many as 60 70 people...

Ex-Destiny devs on the downsides of big game production

It should almost go without saying that making a successful AAA-type game requires more than throwing money and manpower at a computer screen all...

Activision layoffs likely don’t affect Blizzard’s games

Game Informer is reporting that Activision-Blizzard has suffered layoffs in the wake of its earnings call last week. Don't panic, MMO...
I don't think the bnright side is what you think the bright side is.

Gigantic studio Motiga suffers another round of layoffs

Motiga has announced another round of layoffs for the staff working on MOBA Gigantic. "Our financial situation is such that we are...

The Game Archaeologist: Perpetual’s Star Trek Online

If you're among the legions of Trekkies, then you are almost certainly aware of Cryptic Studios' Star Trek Online. Since early 2010,...
Things are fine.

Heavy Gear Assault’s development may be in trouble

Remember Heavy Gear Assault? Maybe not, but it was announced last year as a satisfyingly stomp-happy arena-based PvP game. It's in early...

The most popular MMORPG articles of 2015

Earlier this week, we posted a rundown of the most popular MMORPG conversations of 2015, calculated by number of comments and then number...

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