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”.
World of Warcraft Classic has finally been given a release date; August 26th for NA and August 27th for most other places. World of Warcraft Classic is a polished replica of World of Warcraft’s patch 1.12 version from 2006 before the launch of the game’s first expansion, The Burning Crusade. Eager players can begin claiming their character names on August 13th.
With World of Warcraft‘s Battle for Azeroth expansion in full swing, Blizzard is inviting old players to re-join the front lines. From March 21st to 24th, all inactive World of Warcraft accounts will be upgraded, “granting returning players full access to the game and all their characters”. All returning players will be able to play even if they do not own the Battle for Azeroth expansion.
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is currently on sale for $29.99 (orig. $49.99) for the Standard Edition, and $49.99 (orig. $69.99) for the Digital Deluxe Edition. For more information on the Welcome Back Weekend and sales, visit the official World of Warcraft site.
World of Warcraft is releasing its newest raid, Battle of Dazar’alor on January 22nd. Each faction will have a unique viewpoint of this new raid on Zandalar, but players will be allowed to transform into members of the opposite faction to experience both of the Alliance and Horde versions.
Horde players will defend against an invasion in the northern jungle of Zuldazar while Alliance players will launch an attack on the docks of Dazar’alor in an attempt to cut the ties between the Zandalari and the Horde.
2019 is already looking much brighter than 2018 has been for the MMORPG genre on PC. Fans of Western MMOs will have a handful of indie MMOs that have been in development for a long time to finally play and beta test. Publishers like Nexon and Kakao Games have good lineups of promising Eastern MMOs coming too!
Here is a list of the most anticipated upcoming PC MMOs to play or test in the coming new year. This list will be updated with new information such as release dates and schedules when they are revealed.
We are listing these games based on their titles in ascending order.
World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth Pre-patch 8.0 Is Live – Warbringers Animated Shorts Are Coming Ahead Of BfA
Blizzard has revealed that three World of Warcraft animated short movies will be released before the Battle for Azeroth expansion goes live next month. Meanwhile, the pre-expansion feature patch a.k.a. “Patch 8.0” is now live with plenty of content for players to investigate.
The animated shorts will feature Jaina Proudmoore, Sylvanas Windrunner and Queen Azshara.
The World of Warcraft game client will no longer support 32-bit operating systems when the Battle for Azeroth expansion goes live on August 14th. Blizzard Entertainment states that the vast majority of players run the game client on 64-bit systems and the change will allow them to focus on the 64-bit version’s stability and efficiency. If you’re using a 32-bit OS, you’ll need to upgrade to keep playing. For most operating systems, this option is available for free.
Blizzard announced that Battle for Azeroth, the next World of Warcraft expansion will be released on August 14, 2018. A new trailer showcasing previews of the story behind the continuation of the fight between The Horde and The Alliance after the events in the Burning Legion.
World of Warcraft celebrates Easter by activating the yearly celebrated feast of Noblegarden, an in-game event in which lords and nobles from each race hide coins, candy and treasures within eggs painted to look like wildflowers. Citizens are encouraged to scour through major cities to find them.