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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...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 204: SpatialOS spasms

Justin and Bree discuss the Unity vs. SpatialOS showdown, the Destiny 2 Activision split and investigation, Elite's massive event, big updates for Guild Wars 2, FFXIV, and LOTRO, plus our adventures in ESO, LOTRO, SWG, and DDO, and reader mail on games that don't click with you, the MMOs we'd like to see built, and video game eyeballs.

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...

Blizzard and Netease will be cranking out games together at least until 2023

Chinese gaming giant Netease has popped up in the news over and over this past year. It poured money into SpatialOS and is...
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....

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2018

Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's regular recap of what's going on in crowdfunded MMOs, which we do...

Project C promises ‘meaningful persistency’ in a single game world

It's been a while since we last checked in on the SpatialOS-powered Project C, which is being developed by ROKH studio Darewise....

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...

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...

Nostos is Netease’s ‘open-world multiplayer VR game’ – and it’s built with SpatialOS

Nostos is one of the more interesting things to come out of Gamescom this year. As Upload VR writes, the Netease title...
We all live in a potentially messy world.

CCP calls NetEase EVE Online partnership a ‘new era for internet spaceships in China’

NetEase is making bold moves this summer. First it threatened to sue battle royale clones in retaliation for PUBG Corp.'s lawsuit. Then...

Seed gives its first development update since January

Hot on the heels of its pre-alpha teaser, the sandbox space colony MMO Seed is celebrating the progress that it has made...

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...

MMORPG sandbox Fractured’s Kickstarter has just fully funded at over $130,000

Phew! A few weeks ago, I was not confident that Fractured's Kickstarter was going to make it, but it cleared its goal with...

Colony simulation MMO Seed blasts you into space in its brand-new pre-alpha teaser

We've been keeping an eye on Klang Games' MMO Seed since at least last year, when the studio revealed its single-shard

Interview: ArtCraft’s J. Todd Coleman on prepping Crowfall’s Artisan Engine for the broader industry

Yesterday, Crowfall studio ArtCraft announced it was spinning off a brand-new company dubbed ArtCraft Technologies that would basically turn Crowfall's engine...
Well, I'll take it, but I won't pay much for it.

Crowfall studio ArtCraft spins off new company to license its MMORPG-oriented Artisan Engine

Well now things just got interesting over in the land of Kickstarted Crowfall. ArtCraft announced this morning that it's spinning off a "new division"...

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,...

Worlds Adrift postpones this week’s patch, The Guardian compares it to Fortnite

Don't expect a patch this week in Worlds Adrift: Bossa's delayed it to July 3rd. In its latest dev blog, the studio...

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