In the fall of 2018, Pearl Abyss, makers of Black Desert games acquired CCP Games, the Icelandic developing company behind the space-based sandbox MMORPG EVE Online. Now it has been officially announced that a Korean-localized version of EVE Online will launch in Q4 2019 (fourth quarter)! Players from the Republic of Korea will be joining the global EVE Online community. More information will be sent out as we get closer to a release date.
With the acquisition of CCP Games, the launch of Black Desert on Xbox One for North America and Europe, and the planned global release of Black Desert Mobile in the first half 2019, Pearl Abyss’ global reach is growing steadily.
Population Zero, the upcoming MMO survival game is set to launch its first closed alpha testing. Backers at the Commander and Sentinel tiers will be able to participate.
The servers will be open from 9am PST to 1pm PST and again from 5pm PST to 9pm PST.
Snail Games will have a new survival MMO to offer in two weeks! A new publishing division called Wandering Wizard has been announced to bring the new ‘Outlaws of the Old West’ to gamers world-wide through the Steam platform. The open world sandbox survival game is developed by Virtual Basement and aims to offer “the ultimate Western experience”.
Outlaw of the Old West is set in the Old American Wild West of the 19th century. The game will offer role-playing, PvE and PvP features, a morality system, and a player-driven economy.
Snail Games has announced that the price of the the early access of Dark and Light has now been adjusted to $17.99 on the Steam store across all regions. This is not a temporary sale. It’s the new permanent price for the early access. Snail Games states that the “new price (will) better reflect what players are looking for when browsing the huge selection of games available on Steam.” The announcement includes news regarding the game’s full release as stated below.
Cryptic Studios is on a roll with content updates for their free-to-play action MMORPG Neverwinter. Coming this Spring, the game’s “largest expansion ever” titled ‘Undermountain’ will bring a massive dungeon under the Waterdeep, an increase in the level cap, a new end-game dungeon, new Adventure Zones, and more.
- Increased level cap to Lvl. 80
- Social hub in Yawning Portal Tavern
- Lair of the Mad Mage end-game dungeon
- Overhaul of class powers
- 5 new Adventure Zones
- New expeditions system
- Fixed level scaling in earlier zones
Undermountain will first release on PC, with the release on console devices (Xbox One & PS4) sometime after. For more information, visit the official Neverwinter site.
Indie developer Juvty Worlds has announced that Wild Terra Online, the previously buy-to-play sandbox survival MMORPG will become a free-to-play title on February 12th. Those who purchased the game will receive a Veteran Pack with a unique cloak, premium bonuses, and more. The transition to free-to-play will happen without a server wipe, so all properties of existing players will remain. For more information, visit the Wild Terra Online Steam page.
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse invites all to play the game for an open stress test. On February 7th, from 1:00 pm Pacific to 6:00 pm Pacific, players will be able to login and play the battle royale standalone game.
Intrepid Studios states that the purpose of the test is primarily for optimization and stress testing, so there will not be any patch notes. Nevertheless, reporting bugs is encouraged. To join, register for the open beta and download the latest patch.
The isometric fantasy MMORPG Record of Lodoss War Online wadawd is now playable through the Steam platform. The free-to-play game based on a Japanese fantasy novel and anime by the same name was first released and playable only with its own client in April of 2017. Visit the official Record of Lodoss War Online Steam page to play the game and watch the video below for an introduction to the gameplay.