Ascent: Infinite Realm (A:IR) is a 3D fantasy MMORPG with a strong steampunk aesthetic. Battle on land or soar through the sky on airships to take on even greater challenges!
Publisher: Kakao Games Playerbase: TBD Type: Fantasy MMORPG PvP: Airship Battles, Guild Wars & More Release Date: 2018 Pros: +Unique aesthetic. +Variety of gameplay options. +Multiple social features like housing. Cons: -Dated, unoptimized engine causes stutters during busy scenes. -Limited information available.
Black Desert Mobile is the mobile version of the innovative Korean MMORPG Black Desert. Players can enjoy similar high fidelity graphics, fast paced combat, and a variety of life skills right on their smartphones!
Publisher: Pearl Abyss Playerbase: TBD Type: Sandbox MMORPG PvP: TBD Release Date: 2018 (estimate) Pros: +Visuals look great. +Fast paced combat. +Crafting, gathering, fishing, and other non-combat activities. +Boss battles & other group content. Cons: -Limited information available.
If you’re looking for an MMORPG to play on your VR gear, OrbusVR might just be right up your alley. Ad Alternum Game Studios concluded their OrbusVR Closed Alpha testing last week during which more than 450 players racked up over 3,000 hours of game time. According to the studio's press release, they are now gearing up for a 60-hour free Open Alpha period which will kick off on July 28th at 12pm CT. All you have to do is register for a free account.
“Our communty’s passion for the game has been amazing,” says Lead Developer Riley Dutton. “We know that everyone who joins us for the Open Alpha test will find a welcoming group of players eager to help them experience the best the game has to offer.”
OrbusVR is set to transition into Beta in August 2017 and into Early Access in the final quarter of 2017. Meanwhile, check out the game’s Open Alpha Trailer just after the jump.
The latest Blade and Soul Producer’s Letter from Jonathan Lien gives fans a brief account of what the team has been working on during the first half of 2017. The letter also contained a few important announcements, not the least of which is the merging of servers.
“To help all players have the ability to experience the new raids, we are consolidating servers on August 9. This will affect both North American and European servers—the end result being that all players will be transferred to two realms for North America (Yura and Zulia) and three for Europe (Jinsoyun, Eisenherz, and Naksun). We’ll have more details in the next few days, but to prepare for this, we’ll be disabling server transfers after the July 26 maintenance.”
Lien also talks about future updates, the upcoming Fortune Falls update, which includes a new event dungeon, and a major update called Dark Origins which will roll out in August. The Dark Origins update will continue the current story quests and will feature two new high level raids, a new dungeon, new cosmetic items and gear, and a number of system updates. The producer also hinted at a new class, although no other details were given on what the class will be or when the it will come out.
Lien also took the opportunity to thank the players who helped fund the Golden Lotus prize pool for the Blade and Soul Regional Championships which will soon be coming to a close. The EU Regional Championships will be held at gamescom on August 24th and the NA Championships at PAX West on September 3rd. Blade and Soul also held a North America Wildcard Tournament last July 22nd. You can catch the full tournament stream right after the break.
Mabinogi Mobile is an upcoming animated MMORPG playable right on your smartphone! Like its PC predessor, Mabinogi Mobile focuses on community activities and life skills like hunting, gathering, crafting, and writing music.
Publisher: Nexon Playerbase: TBD Type: Anime MMORPG PvP: TBD Release Date: 2018 Pros: +Visuals & music retain charm of original. +Tons of life skills and community driven activities. +Full scale MMORPG with dungeons, bosses, and more. Cons: -Limited information available. -No Western release announced. -Portrait-mode view leaves wasted screen space.
Fractured is an upcoming open world sandbox MMORPG with fully interactive environments and action oriented combat that rewards player skill. Gather resources, craft, trade, and start a settlement with your guild!