Development for Old School Runescape Mobile seems to be on track with more than 5,000 beta invites recently sent out by Jagex. Runescape, the classic fantasy MMORPG currently has two versions. The modern version of the game uses a new and more powerful engine with modern eye-pleasing graphics and updated combat and skill system. In 2013, Jagex released a 2007 version of the game known as Old School Runescape (2007scape) to please players who prefer the game in its original state before major core gameplay updates. Both will come out with mobile versions, but Old School Runescape Mobile will be launching first.
Dave Haddock, the man behind much of the fictional world of the upcoming crowdfunded sci-fi MMORPG Star Citizen guest stars in this week’s latest episode of Star Citizen: Around the Verse. The episode overviews the development work on recently released content such as the new character customizer, new weapons, quality of life improvements and more. Upcoming content in regards to mining on Planetary Boundaries and group content are also highlighted. The attention to detail with the mining mechanics and sound effects are impressive.
Final Fantasy XIV is set to have a major content update called Under the Moonlight (Patch 4.3) in the later part of May 2018. Yep, no dates as of yet, but we know what’s coming! This update will include the next chapter of the main scenario regarding the peace negotiations between Doma and the Empire and the new dungeon called The Swallow’s Compass. A trailer for Under the Moonlight will be released in the near future.
The rumors floating around the MapleStory 2 communities were true! Today Nexon has announced that MapleStory 2, the 3D counter-part of the old-school side-scroll MMORPG MapleStory will have an English release soon and Closed Beta is just around the corner. All wheels have begun turning as MapleStory 2’s official site and social media profiles become publicly available.
When and how can I participate?
MapleStory 2’s Closed Beta will begin on May 9, 2018 and end on May 16, 2018 (one week). Sign up is open from April 14, 2018 until May 6, 2018.
TERA‘s PC version has received constant updates since its launch in 2012 and now another major update is on its way. On Tuesday, April 17th, TERA players will face dragon-fire and their inner demons with the new Godsfall update. New story elements are coming along with the addition of the Apex Skills for seven classes; Berserker, Brawler, Lancer, Warrior, Mystic, Priest, and Slayer. Apex Skills will be applied to more classes in future updates later this year.
We’ve combed through all of the MMORPGs that has shown up in the past two decades and chosen the most eye-pleasing games with the best graphics and beautifully rendered assets to offer.
We have and will only add MMORPGs that are already or nearly playable in the West to this list. However, keep in mind that this is an on-going list, so upcoming MMOs that would otherwise be on this list like Ashes of Creation, Peria Chronicles, Moonlight Blade or any other games that deserve to be listed will be added when they are fully released in English.
We are listing these games based on release dates in descending order.
Last month, fans and players from all across the globe had a chance to vote on the Global Top 10 designs for Black Desert Online‘s Costume Design Contest. The top #1 spot is claimed by an entry from Thailand called “JUNGLE TERROR” for the Berserker character.
The artist behind the entry will be receiving the grand-prize of $10,000 USD. Their design will also be made into an actual in-game costume in the Black Desert universe in the future. Of course, the developers will not take the exact design of the winning artist and make alterations to fit Black Desert’s aesthetics.
Phoenix Labs announced that Dauntless, the upcoming multiplayer co-op monster hunting game will head into open beta on May 24th of this year. The Vancouver based indie developer has got their hands full at the moment showcasing Dauntless to gamers in Boston for PAX East 2018.
The studio states that over 100,000 players have already participated in the game’s closed beta and an additional 700,000 players are pre-registered in preparation for the open beta. The game’s open beta was previously expected to come in the later part of 2017, so it’s had time to build up a nice list of players excited to slice tails off of giant lizard beasts.