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.
Final Fantasy XIV has reached its fifth year of operation and the folks at Square Enix have released a set of new info-graphics. Wouldn’t you like to know how much Gil has been spent on repairs and how many times over that can repair the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
Some notable numbers to throw regarding Final Fantasy XIV’s current status include a total of 14 million players, 77,200,000 squats performed by the House Fortems Guards and 810,000 km of total flight distance for business trips by Yoshi-P (Naoki Yoshida), director and producer of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn!
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.
Final Fantasy XIV Lodestone has posted a new Developers’ Blog in regards to the upcoming Under the Moonlight update that will come on May 22, 2018. The new update will bring “quality of life improvements that will surely enhance your FFXIV experience”.
- If you’ve ever been locked out of a boss room, then you know how frustrating it can be to stand behind a gate and listen to your team-mates beat the final dungeon boss. Now players will be able to force entry into boss rooms.
- Pets will no longer have the same marker as party member characters and will receive a unique new marker.
- A new Achievements tab will now show any achievements that are near completion and achievements that can be achieved within the character’s location.
- The warning message that is shown when a party leader queues for savage raid content that is past the party member’s raid progression will receive an additional confirmation prompt.
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.
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.