Ascent: Infinite Realm

Ascent: Infinite Realm (A:IR) is the upcoming steam-punk themed open world MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ where gameplay happens both on-land and in the sky with players able to fly briefly with wings and rocket thrusters and for long periods of time with dragons and airships. The game aims to provide the ultimate aerial combat experience with customizable flying mounts and airships used in many gameplay scenarios. Initially the game will launch with five classes and plans to not have gender lock. 

Hype Level: 12345 (27 ratings, average: 4.33 / 5)
Developer: Bluehole Studio Inc.
Korean Publisher: Kakao Games
Western Publisher: Kakao Games Europe
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Battlegrounds, Realm vs. Realm
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, Flight Combat
Status: Korean Beta

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Ashes of Creation

Ashes of Creation is an upcoming fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that offers an open world divided into zones and nodes which are points where civilization can develop into villages, cities, and metropolis. Extending the game’s content further and the game’s housing system, politics, and many important features revolve around the node system. Other notable features include no fast travel, castle and node sieges, trade runs and a unique Player killing system.

Hype Level: 12345 (31 ratings, average: 4.06 / 5)
Developer: Intrepid Studios
Publisher: Intrepid Studios
Composer: Bear McCreary
Development Level: Partially Crowdfunded
Type: MMORPG
Model: Subscription
Platform: PC
Engine: Unreal Engine 4
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Open-world, Sieges, Node Wars
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses

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Astellia Online

Astellia Online is an upcoming MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ with a monster card system in which players collect and combine cards to call forth powerful companions into battle. The companions are critical parts gameplay as they determine the style of a player’s combat through the varying buffs, debuffs and abilities that each one can provide like crowd control, tanking, heals and more.

Hype Level: 12345 (10 ratings, average: 4.40 / 5)
Korean Title: 아스텔리아
Developer: Studio 8 and Barunson Games
Publisher: Nexon
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play (Korea)
Platform: PC
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Colosseum, Guild Wars
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses
Status: Korean Closed Beta

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Bless Mobile

Bless Mobile is the upcoming mobile MMORPG or ‘mobile massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the same universe as its PC counterpart Bless Online. The game is set in a fantasy world where two factions fight for ultimate dominance over the world. More information on Bless Mobile is coming soon.

Hype Level: 12345 (10 ratings, average: 4.90 / 5)
Korean Title: 블레스
Series: Bless
Developer: ThinkFun
Publisher: Neowiz Bless Studio
Type: Mobile MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: Mobile Devices
Engine: Unreal Engine 4
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Battlegrounds, Open-world
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses

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Camelot Unchained

Camelot Unchained is an upcoming and in-development fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that is considered by many to be the spiritual successor to Mark Jacob’s (Designer) prior game Dark Age of Camelot. The game will offer a PvP-centric design and will have themes based on Arthurian legends, Norse and Irish mythologies.

Hype Level: 12345 (5 ratings, average: 4.40 / 5)
Series: Spiritual Successor of “Dark Age of Camelot”
Developer: City State Entertainment
Publisher: City State Entertainment
Designer: Mark Jacobs
Development Level: Partially Crowdfunded
Type: MMORPG
Model: Subscription
Platform: PC
Engine: Unchained Engine
Release Date: TBD

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Chronicles of Elyria

Chronicles of Elyria is an upcoming and in-development persistent world MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’. Experience multiple in-game lives as your characters are born into life, age to adulthood and die. The game allows players to make choices that affect a character’s physique and role throughout its life. The game’s publisher defines it as an event-driven story MMO with a gripping narrative.

Hype Level: 12345 (8 ratings, average: 4.63 / 5)
Developer: Soulbound Studios
Publisher: Soulbound Studios
Development Level: Crowdfunded
Type: MMORPG
Model: TBD
Platform: PC
Engine: Soulborn Engine
Release Date: TBD
WorldPersistent Open-world

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Conqueror’s Blade

Conqueror’s Blade is a sandbox massively multiplayer online warfare game that takes inspiration from ancient Eastern and Western civilizations and warfare. The game puts together action combat with tactical movements with a chosen class role and one’s army to command. The gameplay includes controllable medieval teams where players command dozens of powerful and varying troops from Eastern samurai to Western medieval knight of old in large-scale siege-like scenarios of over 1,000 troops in battle.

Hype Level: 12345 (7 ratings, average: 3.57 / 5)
Original Title: War Rage
Developer: Booming Games
Publisher: Netease Games
Type: Action Warfare MMO
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine:  CHAOS Engine
PvP: Battlegrounds
Status: Beta Tests, European CBT Recently Finished
Planned: Steam Launch

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Fractured

Fractured is an upcoming isometric MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ developed by Italian game developer Dynamight Studios. The game will offer a mix of action combat and fully interactable environments to appeal to competitive and cooperative type of gameplay. More information will be released soon for this game as it nears a playable version.

Hype Level: 12345 (8 ratings, average: 3.63 / 5)
Developer:
Dynamight Studios
Publisher: Dynamight Studios
Director: Tim Anderson
Type: MMORPG
Model: Buy-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Unity & SpatialOS
Status: In Development
Release Date: TBA

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KurtzPel

KurtzPel is an upcoming action combat MMO or ‘massively multiplayer online game’ focused on PvP interactions. Many themes, assets and features are reminiscent of classic MMORPGs by the same developer, Grand Chase and Elsword. So far we know that there will be low-scale PvE and small scale PvP arenas.

Hype Level: 12345 (7 ratings, average: 4.71 / 5)
Developer: KOG Games
Publisher: KOG Games
Type: Massively Multiplayer Arena Brawler
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Unreal Engine 4
PvP: Duels, Arenas
PvE: Solo and Small-party Dungeons
Status: In Development
Planned: Testing phases in 2018

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Lost Ark

Lost Ark is an upcoming MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that offers a non-target action combat system, quarter-view angle isometric point-of-view and stunning 3D graphics. Heroes of myths and legends have disappeared and it’s up to citizens to push back the legions and stop the invasion. Take up arms and fight to save the world from Kazeros’ demon army.

Hype Level: 12345 (11 ratings, average: 4.91 / 5)
Developer: Smilegate
Publisher:
Smilegate
Type: MMORPG
Model: TBD
Platform: PC
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
Release Date: TBD
Status: Korean CBT3

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