Lost Ark

Lost Ark is an upcoming MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that offers a non-target action combat system, quarter-view angle isometric point-of-view and stunning 3D graphics. Heroes of myths and legends have disappeared and it’s up to citizens to push back the legions and stop the invasion. Take up arms and fight to save the world from Kazeros’ demon army.

Hype Level: 12345 (57 ratings, average: 4.63 / 5)
Developer:  Smilegate
Publisher:
Smilegate
Type: MMORPG
Model: TBD
Platform: PC
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
Release Date: TBD
Status: Korean OBT

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ArcheAge

ArcheAge is a sandbox MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the world of Erenor, a vast and mysterious world filled with unclaimed land as far as the eye can see. The game offers a variety of unique features such as a judicial and trial system for outlaws, very realistic ocean and water physics, real estate manipulation and more. Other common features prominent in ArcheAge are farming, gliding and trade runs.

Publishing rights to North American and European regions were passed on from Trion Worlds to Gamigo Group in October 2018.

Rating: 12345 (181 ratings, average: 2.71 / 5)
Developer: XL Games
North American and European Publisher: Gamigo Group
Korean Publisher: XL Games
Russian Publisher: Mail.Ru
Chinese Publisher: Tencent Games
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Engine: CryEngine 3
PvP: Duels, Sieges, Events, Arenas, Open-world
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses

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Ascent: Infinite Realm

Ascent: Infinite Realm (A:IR) is the upcoming steam-punk themed open world MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ where gameplay happens both on-land and in the sky with players able to fly briefly with wings and rocket thrusters and for long periods of time with dragons and airships. The game aims to provide the ultimate aerial combat experience with customizable flying mounts and airships used in many gameplay scenarios. Initially the game will launch with five classes and plans to not have gender lock. 

Hype Level: 12345 (65 ratings, average: 4.20 / 5)
Developer: Bluehole Studio Inc.
Korean Publisher: Kakao Games
Western Publisher: Kakao Games Europe
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Battlegrounds, Realm vs. Realm
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, Flight Combat
Release Date: TBD

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Ashes of Creation

Ashes of Creation is an upcoming fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that offers an open world divided into zones and nodes which are points where civilization can develop into villages, cities, and metropolis. Extending the game’s content further and the game’s housing system, politics, and many important features revolve around the node system. Other notable features include no fast travel, castle and node sieges, trade runs and a unique Player killing system.

Hype Level: 12345 (91 ratings, average: 4.13 / 5)
Developer: Intrepid Studios
Publisher: Intrepid Studios
Development Level: Partially Crowdfunded
Type: MMORPG
Model: Subscription
Platform: PC
Engine: Unreal Engine 4
Release Date: TBD Before 2020
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Open-world, Sieges, Node Wars
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses

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Black Desert Mobile

Black Desert Mobile is a mobile MMORPG or ‘mobile massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the same universe as its PC counterpart Black Desert Online. Black Desert Mobile provides the same high quality graphics, intense action combat and vibrant world as Black Desert Online, but with the freedom of playing on mobile devices.

Rating: 12345 (49 ratings, average: 3.08 / 5)
Series: Black Desert
Developer: Pearl Abyss
Publisher: Pearl Abyss
Type: Mobile MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: Mobile Devices
Engine: Black Desert Engine
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Open-world, Guild Wars
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses
Status: Korean Release, Global Release TBA

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Crowfall

Crowfall is deemed as a “thrown war” MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ with an open world setting played across finite and decisive campaigns. During campaigns, player fight for resources and bountiful locations before that campaign is destroyed forever. The game offers player-created ever-lasting hubs called “The Eternal Kingdoms” to make use of the bounties gained from combat campaigns.

Hype Level: 12345 (45 ratings, average: 3.76 / 5)
Developer: ArtCraft Entertainment
Publisher: ArtCraft Entertainment
Director: J. Todd Coleman
Type: MMORPG
Model: Buy-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Unity 5
PvP: Open-field Combat
PvE: Monster Hunting For Resources
Status: Alpha Tests

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Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV is fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the main area of Eorzea, a continent on the planet of Hydaelun. Players adventure as one of the six playable races. Starting the game, players wake with the ability to see the past. The PC version was originally released in September of 2010 and re-released in 2013 after a complete overhaul.

Rating: 12345 (84 ratings, average: 4.29 / 5)
Series: Final Fantasy
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Directors: Nobuaki Komoto, Naoki Yoshida
Type: MMORPG
Model: Buy-to-play, Subscription
Platform: PC, PS4
Engine: Crystal Tools
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Battlegrounds
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses

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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is an MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the fantasy world of Tyria 250 years after the players’ defeat the Great Destroyer in the Eye of the North expansion and now in a time when the Elder Dragons have awoken. Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to the classic MMORPG Guild Wars. The game offers a large variety of events, stories, scenarios and famously difficult puzzles and challenges.

Rating: 12345 (100 ratings, average: 4.06 / 5)
Series: Guild Wars
Developer: ArenaNet
Publisher: NCSOFT
Director: Mike O’Brien
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play, Buy-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Battlegrounds, World vs. World
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses

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Moonlight Blade

Moonlight Blade is an upcoming Wuxia themed MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ in which players choose the path of one of eight distinct clans (five officially announced) to follow in their path by doing tasks like assassinations, create killing, spying and more. The maximum in-game sight view distance is set to a whopping 2,300 meters. Beautiful graphics and the ability to infinitely glide in stylish fashion are often highlighted.

Rating: 12345 (34 ratings, average: 4.15 / 5)
Developer: Tencent Games
Chinese Publisher: QQ Games
Korean Publisher: Nexon
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Quick-silver
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Open-world
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses
Status: Korean and Chinese Release

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