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Battlefield 2042 confirms Season 7 is the shooter’s last as development focus shifts to the next title

We certainly hope that players of Battlefield 2042 are enjoying last month's Season 7 launch because it's going to be the last: Dice has...

The Crew 2 heads into maintenance mode with this week’s final update

We suspected it was coming, but we can still be sad about it: Ubisoft is putting The Crew 2 into maintenance mode following its...

Tamriel Infinium: The history of Elder Scrolls games (before and after Elder Scrolls Online)

There's nothing quite like that feeling when you first dip your toes into a particular game only to discover that it's part of a...

Vague Patch Notes: What City of Heroes Homecoming means for the wider MMORPG industry

As you have probably noticed from the fact that I have been writing about City of Heroes nonstop since the Homecoming server got its...

Blizzard’s maintenance-moded Heroes of the Storm is getting another patch – with hero buffs

Back in autumn of last year, Blizzard created a minor stir by launching several small patches for its maintenance-moded MOBA Heroes of the Storm....

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Flatty, Starbreak, Discovery Freelancer

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent multiplayer titles you’ve (probably) never heard of! This time around, we're pretty much going...

Minecraft Legends releases its final content update before entering maintenance mode

It hasn't even been a full year since the real-time strategy title Minecraft Legends released on multiple platforms, but unfortunately for fans of the...
Forever and ever.

End-of-Year Eleven: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2024

As I say every single year and several people ignore every single year: This is not a column about the games that are most...
Son armas para usar para herir.

Diablo III Season 30 reruns the Lords of Hell theme on January 12

Regular players of Diablo III were likely already aware that Season 30 would begin de facto maintenance mode as the OARPG would begin re-running...

Project Gorgon’s Sandra Powers on the MMORPG’s features, its fiscal future, and the broader genre

The story of 2023 for Project: Gorgon was a remarkable one to say the least, as it faced possible maintenance mode and serious illness...
Hush up.

Final Fantasy XI’s producer and director confirms that 2024 will feature fewer content updates

The amazingly active maintenance mode that included an entirely new storyline appears to be quietly ending for Final Fantasy XI. Producer and director Yoji...

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2023

This traditional roundup of the best Daily Grinds of the year is actually one of my favorites because it demonstrates just how long we've...

Revelation Online will sunset on March 13, 2024

The year 2023 has a few more things to take from the MMO industry, apparently: Revelation Online is heading to sunset. MY.GAMES and NetEase...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR’s strange and fascinating journey through 2023

There's a shot right at the end of Empire Strikes Back that's always struck me as the most profound in the entire franchise. The...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of our 2023 MMO predictions

We've been offering up an MMO predictions list for Massively Overthinking for years upon years now as our writers and readers prognosticate on the...
Do you hear what I hear?

The MOP Up: How about Final Fantasy XI’s new Vana’Bout?

Final Fantasy XI had a busy week with a November patch, that "includes changes to foes in Normal and Intense Ambuscades, a new battlefield...

Don’t look now but Blizzard has been quietly patching up Heroes of the Storm

When it comes to Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard is putting the "maintenance" back in "maintenance mode" as November 16th saw a new patch...

Project Gorgon, buffered by player donations, has been spared from maintenance mode – for now

The fate of quirky indie MMORPG Project Gorgon has hung in the balance over the last few days following the news that the soft-launched...

The Game Archaeologist: Firefall, an MMO tragedy about more than just a bus

Back when I first started writing for Massively and was energetic enough to go on trips to trade shows, I hit up a PAX...

Whatever happened to the VR MMORPG OrbusVR?

The beginning of this year saw the VR MMORPG OrbusVR herald a year-long fifth anniversary celebration, which would normally be cause for a studio...