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Sci-fi Project C puts out a call for pre-alpha testers, but getting in won’t be easy

The as-of-yet unnamed Project C isn't letting the lack of a moniker stop it from cultivating a playerbase. In fact, Darewise Entertainment is putting...

Indie MMORPG Oath has successfully funded on Kickstarter at nearly twice its original ask

Oath has been a bit of an anomaly on the Kickstarter scene this spring: Ten days into its campaign, it had raised...

Sandbox MMORPG Oath’s Kickstarter has passed its core crowdfunding goal

Back at the beginning of April - which incidentally seems like a thousand years ago now, but nope - we learned about a brand-new...

Fractured’s second Alpha 1 test brings more housing, a new biome, and spiders this June

By all accounts, the first Alpha 1 test for Fractured was a solid success, barring minor annoyances and login issues. So now it's...

MMO Business Roundup: Funcom financials, NetEase, Improbable’s BioWare roots, and a real-world battle royale

Welcome back to another MMO business roundup! Business business business! If you've been watching Funcom's financial reports since 2017 or so, you know that...

Indie sandbox MMO Fractured will finally enter alpha one this month

Indie sandbox MMO Fractured is moving another step down the development line: It's just announced the start of its alpha next week. "The...

Crowdfunding begins for action combat sandbox MMO Oath

Hello from the land of grand promises and positively roiling cynicism that is Kickstarter! Today we're casting a quick spotlight on Oath, an all...

SpatialOS interview suggests tech can handle 20K MMO players in a ‘relatively low-fidelity but seamless world’

Even SpatialOS seems grim about the outlook for western MMOs. MMO players will recall that Improbable's SpatialOS is a "distributed computing platform for building...

SpatialOS company Improbable reveals new AAA online multiplayer title helmed by SWTOR vet

Back in January, after the dust of the SpatialOS vs. Unity spat had settled, Improbable and Crytek made an intriguing announcement: They were...

Worlds Adrift struggles to grow, changes course to focus on tech

You can hear the frustration bubble out of Worlds Adrift's latest letter to the community, titled "The Path Ahead." In it, the...

MMO industry veteran Bill Roper has departed SpatialOS company Improbable

If you've been around in MMOs a while, you surely know Bill Roper and his pedigree. He's a former Blizzard developer who went on to...

The MOP Up: TERA and PUBG combine unholy forces

TERA sent out a press release this week confirming the end of the world: "Finally, the dream collaboration between TERA and PUBG...

Fractured isn’t letting the Unity/SpatialOS squabble get in the way of alpha testing

The drama between Unity and SpatialOS back in January seemed to hold dire possibilities for MMOs that were using both -- such as...
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Project Genom is quietly restructuring around SpatialOS

Have you been watching Project Genom from the sidelines and noted in the back of your mind that it seems like the game has...

Improbable and Crytek team up for SpatialOS CryEngine integration and new AAA game

Improbable made headlines over the last couple of weeks thanks to its tussle with Unity over SpatialOS's integration and licensing. That tussle's since...

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...
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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....

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