During a livestream interview by Twitch and YouTube channel SWTORCentral, Eric Musco (Community Manager) and Charles Boyd (Creative Director) of Bioware confirmed the upcoming 6.0 expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic! They mentioned that a release date has already been decided, but cannot be made public as of yet. When they are ready to do so, we will be hearing about all the changes features to come to SW:TOR. This news should be enough to dismiss the rumors going around in the SW:TOR community that the game will be shutting down soon.
Maewha, the female blader has made her way as the latest playable character in Black Desert Online‘s SEA version. Maewha becomes part of the roster only one week after her male counterpart, Musa was brought in. Both are sword-wielding classes that fight with oriental-styled martial arts to execute chain combos. Maewha is especially powerful in single combat situations.
In celebration of the holidays, Wild Terra, the sandbox open world multiplayer RPG is allowing all players from European regions to freely play on one of its European servers. Granted, this only allows you to try the game’s test client. You will still need to purchase the game to access the live servers and live client. During this time, a 30% discount has been made available.
The indie developer Intrepid Studios will be attending PAX East in Boston and allowing players to experience Ashes of Creation‘s alpha zero build. Similar to the PAX West booth, players will be playing in guided tours across various terrains that are likely different from the areas that were available in PAX West.
For those not able to attend, Intrepid Studios will be streaming live on their Twitch channel from 11am to 4pm EST on a daily basis throughout the entirety of the event (April 5 – 8).
Last month Pearl Abyss started the global costume design contest for Black Desert Online. Players designed outfits in hopes of hefty cash prizes and getting their design recreated in the Black Desert world. What’s your role in all of this? You get to help decide who wins. Now the community is voting on which design submissions will win the global top prize for each region.
One user from each region (total of 10) will receive a cash prize of $3,000 USD. Those ten winners will get to compete for the title of ‘Global BEST‘ and the cash prize of 10,000 USD along with special in-game title and their design recreated as a game costume.
En Masse Entertainment has teamed up with Twitch to promote the newly released console version of TERA (The Exiled Realm of Arborea). All Twitch Prime members will be receiving head start access to the game along with special rewards to help the start their journey.
As a PvP sandbox MMORPG and especially as one with an emphasis on grouping up with others for advantage in open-world PvP, Albion Online relies heavily on having a large player-base for many players to enjoy the game. Luckily Albion Online’s servers seem to be doing well in terms of player population despite the rough start during its initial months of release that were cause by large-scale DDOS attacks.
Now, its developers at Sandbox Interactive have announced that Albion Online is coming to Steam and that the game will be playable through Steam on PC, Mac, and Linux/SteamOS.
Fans of the sci-fi action MMORPG Defiance will be able to play the overhauled reboot of the game, Defiance 2050, next month! This next chapter in the Defiance universe will have its closed beta on April 20 to 22 for PC, Xbox One and PS4 players. The game is still set for a full release in the summer of this year.
What’s that? You want a release date? Nope, nothing more than “possibly this” and “probably that” for now. Last we heard of Peria Chronicles, we were supposed to get some important news in December of last year and so far that’s still a no-show. Worry not however, when a date is finally announced for this game, we will let you know right away and swiftly update our Alphas, Betas and Release Dates page.
Now on to the super smart NPCs. ThingSoft, the developers of Peria Chronicles will be applying an artificial intelligence system that is currently being developed by Nexon Korea to the game’s NPCs. This AI will allow the NPCs to automatically generate missions and other content for players.
Details as to how this will work were not mentioned, but I can guess that these smart NPCs may create based on surrounding player activity. This will be a sweet addition to the list of advanced sand-box features of Peria that include player-made dungeons and player-programmed mechanisms like elevators.