Amazon Game Studios Is Working On A Free-to-play MMO Based On The Lord of The Rings

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The multinational tech and e-commerce giant Amazon bought the rights to a multi-season Lord of the Rings TV adaptation back in November of 2017 and now it is taking the epic high fantasy novel series further than ever in the gaming market. Amazon Game Studios has announced that they are creating a new free-to-play MMO game based on the Lord of The Rings. This is not to be confused with the 2007 MMO The Lord of The Rings Online which is currently developed and published by Turbine. According to press information, the game will give “a new immersive experience for epic exploration of the vast world of Tolkien”.

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Phantasy Star Online 2 Is Officially Releasing In The West In 2020 & Will Eventually Launch On All Platforms

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During last week’s E3 Premier, SEGA and Microsoft announced that Phantasy Star Online 2, the lobby-based action-oriented MMORPG will finally launch in English for North America in Spring 2020. The game will launch as free-to-play on both PC and Xbox One with cross-platform support.

Just recently, Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox brand has confirmed that the game will eventually end up on all platforms. Spencer revealed the news to Giant Bomb’s Jeff Gerstmann during the 50-minute interview focused on the PSO2’s exciting Western reveal.

PSO2’s English version has been widely anticipated by fans of the popular Phantasy Star RPG saga since Phantasy Star Online 2 was first released exclusively in Japan nearly seven years ago in July 2012.

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Conqueror’s Blade Celebrates TwitchCon EU With Open Weekend Access For All

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The team behind the upcoming warfare sandbox MMO Conqueror’s Blade is heading to Berlin to take part in TwitchCon Europe. In celebration of the Streamfest, Conqueror’s Blade will be hosting an Open Weekend to which all players are welcome from across the world. This will be followed by a limited-access event that will continue the Open Weekend access for those who have pre-ordered the game.

Conqueror’s Blade’d gameplay consists of controlling medieval teams of 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. The game takes inspiration from ancient Eastern and Western civilizations and warfare.

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En Masse Partners With Twitch Prime To Give Four Months Worth Of Promo Loot To Closers, TERA & Breach Players

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By linking their En Masse account with their Twitch Prime accounts, Twitch Prime members can claim multiple promo packs filled with goodies for three of En Masse’s games (TERA, Closers, Breach) each month for the next four months!

The first En Masse: Action RPG Pack is available from March 22 through April 22 and includes the following items.

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Final Fantasy XIV Gives Twitch Prime Members Starter Edition: 30-Day Free Trial

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Square Enix‘s popular MMO Final Fantasy XIV Online has teamed up with Amazon to provide 30-day free trials of Final Fantasy XIV Online: Starter Edition (valued at $19.99) to all Twitch Prime members. The offer is available from February 4th to May 3rd and only applies to the PC/Mac version, not PS4. Trial players can play all the way through level 50. To play after the trial, you’ll have to pay the $12.99 monthly fee.

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Best Selling Steam Games Of 2018 Includes A Handful Of MMORPGs – Elder Scrolls Online, Warframe, BDO, FFXIV, Bless Online & More

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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.

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ArcheAge, RIFT & Defiance Publisher Trion Worlds Has Been Acquired By Gamigo

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Trion Worlds, known for publishing and developing MMOs such as ArcheAge, Defiance and Rift has been acquired by Gamigo, a Germany-based game publisher known for publishing free-to-play MMOs and browser games. The official statement posted on the Rift forums says that Trion will be under new ownership, but the games they publish will continue on in capable hands.

The acquisition involves letting go of some of Trion’s staff. The full extent and details of the transition has yet to be revealed. For more information, visit the official Rift forums and Trion Worlds site.

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Nexon’s Q1 2018 Earnings Report Reveals Upcoming MMORPGs For Q2 2018 Pipeline (MapleStory 2, AxE, Final Fantasy XI Mobile)

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Pearl Abyss and NCSoft had their turn of revelations and now it’s Nexon’s turn to show us how their games performed in Q1 of 2018 and what they have in line for the months ahead. The Tokyo-based developer and publisher raised a record-breaking ¥90.5 billion in revenue for the quarter that was “primarily driven by strong performance of Dungeon & Fighter in China around the Lunar New Year season”. PC revenue (84%) outperformed mobile revenue (16%) by a mile. China is responsible for a whopping (67%) of their total revenue for this quarter and Korea behind it with (22%). North America and Europe/others are far behind with a whopping (4%) per recognized region.

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Project TL “The Lineage” Closed Beta Tests Will Be In 2018 & Release Is Expected In 2019

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Project TL or Project “The Lineage” is NCSoft’s newest venture with the 20 year old Lineage franchise. The in-development project will be the remake of NCSoft’s unreleased Lineage Eternal game and will act as the sequel to the original Lineage game. While not much is known about Project TL’s gameplay, we know that it will offer a single character system that Lineage Eternal lacked and will be an MMORPG created with Unreal Engine 4.

NCSoft released their first quarterly earnings performance report today which is paired up with a lengthy Earnings conference call. In this quarter’s call, Jae-Soo Yoon, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of NCSoft has stated that Project TL is running very well in terms of development and NCSoft has a very positive evaluation of its development team. As a result of that, they believe that they would be in a position to conduct Closed Beta Testing for Project TL within the second half of 2018! Of course, this will most likely apply to Korean players only.

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