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”.
A new PvE group activity is on its way to Black Desert Online. On July 10th, Level 56+ players of the popular action MMORPG will be able to take part in ‘The Altar of Blood’. Three-man parties will fight to defend an altar from hordes of enemies that get stronger over the course of multiple rounds.
Gameforge has sent word that AION 7.0 has been postponed to arrive on July 24th instead of the original July 10th release date. The large content update will bring two additional instances; Dumaha Region and The Stella Development Laboratory. On top of that, a new class specialization for the Artist class called The Painter will be added.
In celebration of the release of a new unique raid called The Tome of the White Crow and the new gear accompanying it, players of the isometric MMORPG Tree of Savior are now able to freely try out a variety of class combinations.
First announced in E3, the launch on PlayStation 4 will be the second console release for the game. Black Desert became available on Xbox One earlier this year which broke its four year long exclusivity on PC. There are no news yet of any plans for Black Desert to take on the third console giant, the Nintendo Switch.
Bandai Namco has announced a new online action RPG titled Blue Protocol. The game is developed by Project Sky Blue, a team consisting of veteran members from Bandai Namco Online and Bandai Namco Studios.
Indie developer Dynamight Studios has announced that their sandbox action MMORPG Fractured will begin its second Alpha 1 test (Alpha 1 – Testing 2) on Wednesday, July 10, at 4pm CEST (10am EDT).
While Fractured’s Alpha Test 1 in April was focused on collecting mechanics feedback and server stability testing, Alpha Test 2 will focus on adding new content to the game. New content includes new creatures, spells, housing, and crafting. For more details, visit the game’s Test 2 roadmap.
The small, but bold new Shai class is finally playable in Black Desert Online. Equipped with her giant boomerang, Shai supports her teammates in battle and fights from a distance. Shai is the 18th and first true support class to be added in the popular fantasy MMORPG.
In celebration of ArcheAge‘s upcoming Echoes of Hiram content update, the ArcheAge Team is holding an event extravaganza on the game’s PTS (Public Test Server). Testers will be able to explore the new Eastern Hiram Mountains and win event prizes for their characters in the live servers. Festivities begin on June 24th 9AM PDT.