The yearly list of the 100 best selling games on Steam for 2018 as measured by gross revenue has been posted and as usual, a handful MMORPGs have been included. They are the games that made the most revenue on the platform this year. The list is categorized into tiers of Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
Likely due to the Summerset expansion in June and Murkmire/Wolfhunter content, The Elder Scrolls Online climbed from last year’s Gold tier ranking to this year’s Platinum tier, the highest level on the list. ESO is joined by Warframe in the Platinum tier.
2019 is already looking much brighter than 2018 has been for the MMORPG genre on PC. Fans of Western MMOs will have a handful of indie MMOs that have been in development for a long time to finally play and beta test. Publishers like Nexon and Kakao Games have good lineups of promising Eastern MMOs coming too!
Here is a list of the most anticipated upcoming PC MMOs to play or test in the coming new year. This list will be updated with new information such as release dates and schedules when they are revealed.
We are listing these games based on their titles in ascending order.
During the Dungeon & Fighter Carnival Event, Nexon and subsidiary developer company Neople announced a new PC MMORPG project that is currently in development called “Project BBQ“.
Project BBQ is a 3D iteration of the popular Dungeon & Fighter MMORPG and will be an action-packed dungeon fighting game. Many elements such as some classes and some lore will be the same as in Dungeon & Fighter. There will be open fields maps and instanced dungeons. More information will be revealed in the coming months.
Mail.Ru, the Russian Internet giant known for e-mail portals, social networks (ВКонтакте or VK), and online game publishing has been announced as the designated publisher for the new action MMO Lost Ark.
While game developer Smilegate has signed a contract with Mail.Ru, no solid dates have been announced yet as far as an actual release schedule is concerned. However, we know that closed beta testing is scheduled for 2019. Sign ups for betas and Founders Packs (Early Access Kits) are already up on the official Russian Lost Ark site.
Moscow-based developer Enplex Games has recently revealed a new sci-fi survival MMO on the horizon named Population Zero. Below is over 10 minutes of pre-alpha gameplay that shows off several of its features like housing creation, gearing, harvesting, and more.
The game is set in an alien planet called Kepler where players explore and fight for survival of their colonies. Population Zero will be played on PC and is currently in pre-alpha.
The team behind Population Zero is currently recruiting testers for pre-alpha and alpha testing stages. To sign up, visit the official Population Zero site. The game is expected to release late in 2019.
Black Desert on Xbox One will be available for pre-order in the first week of the coming new year! On January 7th, pre-order prices will be announced along with the release date of the actual launch. The game will be downloadable via the Microsoft Store. The final purchase price has yet to be announced for this version of the game.
Just in time for the holidays, indie developer Novaquark has announced that everyone who has contributed money to their crowdfunding campaign of the sci-fisandbox MMODual Universewill be able to play the game’s alpha version very soon. The event will run from December 20th, 14:00 UTC to Monday, January 7th, 14:00 UTC.
According to the most current release roadmap, Dual Universe is still set to have its full release in the second half of 2020, have a beta in the first half of 2020, and two more alphas in 2019.
Blade & Soul: Revolution aims to give a mobile experience that is as close to the PC version as possible. This means that the combat is action-mode and players fight for glory in PvP tournaments and massive 500 vs 500 battles.