Okay, maybe “shock” is a little strong. Going free-to-play is, after all, what all the cool kids are doing. But it speaks to the future of MMOs if a big-budget, high-profile game like Star Wars: The Old Republic can’t sustain paying subscribers.
Gamers seem to have strong feelings about the upcoming MMO, Marvel Heroes. Let’s see if those feelings are strengthened or changed based on this very first look at the game in action. Plus: a complete list of all playable Marvel heroes that we know about so far.
The legal battle between Bethesda and Interplay over the rights to make an MMO based on the Fallout franchise has at last been resolved. Basically: Bethesda wins, but owes Interplay $2 million.
It was fun while it lasted, but LEGO Universe has announced its curtain call. At the end of January 2012, the LEGO-themed MMO will shutter its doors forever. In case you’re counting, that’s less than a-year-and-a-half of operation. So what went wrong?
It’s been in development for over three years and teased hundreds of times, but LucasArts and BioWare have finally announced a release date for Star Wars The Old Republic, their groundbreaking MMO. At the 2011 Eurogamer Expo in London, BioWare’s founders made it official: TOR will be here just (barely) in time for Christmas.
Sure. Why not. I guess. Why shouldn’t there be a Spongebob Squarepants MMO? Nevermind that it’s a completely frivolous yuk-fest with no built-in structure for ongoing goals – the lifeblood of MMOs.
Because it’s what all the cool kids are doing, Sony Online Entertainment says that DC Universe Online (FG Review: 5 out of 5 stars) is adding a freebie game mode come late October. There will be three tiers of service, in fact, from free up to $15/month, and here’s what you’ll get with each.
There have been plenty of video games set in space, and a not-small portion of MMOs are set in space, too. But you’ve never played one where space exploration and travel are simulated with absolute realism, in the shoes of a NASA astronaut. Until now.
There is a world beneath our own, a hidden world where secret societies pull the strings of world leaders, and where myths, legends, and conspiracies are all true. In April of 2012, you’ll get to explore this Secret World yourself, in an MMO that breaks all the rules.
PAX East kicked off this morning in Boston, bringing gamers together with high profile game developers, so that the public can get its first exposure to hot upcoming titles. Among the game media being debuted this weekend is a brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare’s MMO that’s set a thousand years [...]