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As Ashes of Creation heads towards its first alpha test this month for the first group of its Kickstarter backers, developer Intrepid Studios eagerly share new gameplay footage and answer questions from the game’s community.
Earlier this year, Amazon Game Studios announced that their 17th Century MMORPG New World will no longer follow a free-for-all full loot PvP system. While PvP will still play an important part in the game, players will have to opt-in to take part.
As a response to the current pandemic, Darkpaw Games is encouraging gamers to stay indoors and play more EverQuest! The game’s time-locked progression servers are now open to anyone who wishes to play in them. All TLP servers will be open except for LockJaw and Flippy (they will be merging soon). This is a temporary opportunity that will last until May 8th.
Intrepid Studios Creative Director Steven Sharif has announced that Ashes of Creationwill begin limited alpha one testing in May. Invites will be sent out in waves to the Alpha One backers of the crowd-funded MMO. Their goal is to “have the Alpha One game client ready for full testing in Fall of 2020”.
Last Oasis debuted on Steam as an early access title on March 26th. The post-apocalyptic survival sandbox MMO has since been berated by Steam reviewers for having poor server capacity. Many players reported being unable to play due to long wait times and client crashes.
Bandai Namco has announced that the closed beta testing of the upcoming Japanese anime MMORPG Blue Protocolhas been delayed. Testing was supposed to begin in March 2020. The developer wishes to “prevent the spread of the new coronavirus and to ensure the safety of operation and development staff.”
Previously titled TERA Frontier, TERA Hero (테라 히어로) is the new mobile spin-off of the classic Korean PC MMORPG The Exiled Realms of Arborea (TERA) to be releasing. Developed with Unreal Engine 4, the mobile-only action MMORPG will improve on the PC version’s combat system. TERA HERO will start with 12 playable character classes and add 6 more at a later date for a total of 18 playable classes. Players can create 3-person parties to take on the dungeons and challenges of the game. Check out the video below!
TERA Hero is developed by Krafton subsidiary Red Sahara Studio. The game is set to launch in Korea on March 5th, 2020. It will be available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Korean MMORPG Astellia is set to launch on the Steam platform on January 30th. The buy-to-play game is already downloadable and playable from the web-based service. Players form both the web-based service and Steam platform will be on the same regional servers.