The Weekly Raid: Which 2018 MMOs Are You Most Excited For?
Another year has come and gone. 2017 has been a great year in gaming, we've seen newcomers rise to the very top (PUBG), while many older titles have seen massive improvements (Path of Exile, Warframe, Final Fantasy 14.) But while 2017 has been kind to us, 2018 looks like it could be even better!
It seems next year will be the year many crowdfunded MMORPG projects finally bear fruit. There's a lot to look forward to, and we want to hear what you're excited for next year. Shroud of the Avatar has announced its plans to officially release in March of 2018 after spending years in public development. The just announced Korean MMORPG Ascent: Infinite Realm (A:IR) claims it will be ready to take off in the first half of 2018. It will likely be competing head on with fellow Unreal 3 based Korean fantasy MMORPG Bless Online which is scheduled to see a Steam re-launch in the West by 2018. Crowfall is another crowdfunded project that is aiming at a 2018 release, like Albion Online it will offer a PvP focused take on the MMO template.
2018 won't just be a year of new MMORPGs, we're also going to see a surprisingly number of classic MMORPGs either re-released or offering free to play options. Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot are getting official free to play versions though they come with severe restrictions. We might get lucky and see the official World of Warcraft classic server launch in 2018 too, though there has been no release date announced quite yet.
Did we leave anything out? Let us know what games you're excited for in 2018 during our final podcast of the year!