Polish developer Black Eye has announced that their Mount & Blade-inspired MMO Gloria Victis is now undergoing pre-alpha beta testing for VIP members who received a key for their Kickstarter investment.
Wargaming has announced details for the upcoming 8.5 update for World of Tanks. The update will add new medium and light tank for both the German and the Soviet tech tree. Players will also be able to purchase all premium consumables with silver credits.
The original Darkfall was released back in 2009, and the MMO was shut down in November 2012 to make way for an updated version, Darkfall Unholy Wars. The new rebranding has been in beta since then, and is ready to launch on the 16th April.
Mojang has announced that the PC version of Minecraft has reached over 10 million unit sales. The game had reached 9 million back in January.via Twitter that the PC version of the sandbox game has now sold 10 million copies.
Controversial zombie survival MMO The War Z has been the victim of database attacks for both their online forums and the game itself. Compromised data includes email, passwords, IPs and character names.
While passwords are encrypted, OP Productions admits a brute force approach could get through as many users are "not using strong passwords." They advise changing them immediately.
If you're going to make an April Fool's Day joke for your game, why not make it an actual mini-game, as Guild Wars 2's prank is Super Adventure Box, an in-game retro-styled area.
Reloaded Productions has brought All Points Bulletin (APB): Vendetta onto Kickstarter as they seek gamers to vote with their wallets; yay or nay. They'd like $300k with 34 days before the deadline.
To summarise the project quickly it's a "character-driven extreme mobility competitive shooter", which I'm sure just answered all possible questions. Someone has already pledged $2,500.
ArenaNet has announced that the major The Razing event is now live on Guild Wars 2. The developer promises gamers will "meet new allies, face the combined power of the dredge and Flame Legion, and take part in a vastly improved World vs. World experience!"
EVE Online developer CCP, creator of a whole galaxy nonetheless, has marked June 4th in their calendar as the date their 19th free expansion will be releasing - Odyssey. It's a 'love letter to space exploration'.
A lot is changing with Odyssey such as the scanning mechanic being revamped, a fresh UI, rewards for finding hidden treasures among the stars, new ships, graphics updates and more.
Jagex has announced that RuneScape 3 will be coming this Summer 2013. The free-to-play MMO is more of a major update to the venerable title, as player's characters will transfer over entirely.
BioWare has announced that the first premium expansion pack for Star Wars: The Old Republic, titled Rise of the Hutt Cartel, will be released on the 14th April.
Developer Turbine is behind a DC Multiverse MOBA, announces Warner Bros. Interactive. It's a free-to-play mash-up of all DC Comics characters and will be heading for PC this year.
A beta is currently accepting registrations. Warner tease that DC Comics notables have been "reimagined in startling ways." We get to control the likes of Nightmare Batman and Gaslight Catwoman.
The MMORPG Marvel Heroes from Diablo creator David Brevik will officially leave beta June 4th as the game launches. It's a free-to-play MMO in action-RPG style with heroes earned and purchased.
For those in the Founders Program, early access will arrive as soon as May 28th for Ultimate Pack owners, while Premium and Starter Packs receive four and two days early access respectively.
Cryptic Studios has announced that the next major expansion for their licensed MMO Star Trek Online will be Legacy of Romulus, which will finally add the Romulans as a playable faction. The faction will get the mighty Warbird class ships, while Denise Crosby will be reprising her role as Sela, who is now the Empress of Romulus.
BioWare has released a new Star Wars: The Old Republic Insider video which is basically a preview guide for the upcoming Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion.
In the run up to the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic's first expansion, The Rise of the Hutts, BioWare will be running double XP weekends to help users get characters up to level 50 that bit faster.
The new expansion, aside from adding a new planet and faction story line, will be increasing the level cap to 55. These double XP events begin "mid-March and continue through early April."
Sony Online Entertainment has released a new video showing off some of the upcoming additions, changes and fixes coming to PlanetSide 2 in the month of March.
Since going free-to-play, action-RPG MMO Tera has added 500K active subscribers to raise the total to over 1M, according to GameForge.
Wargaming announced today that it's MMO action game World of Tanks has set a new Guinness World Record for the most players online simultaneously on one MMO server. The number of players logged on to one of World of Tank's servers reached 190,541 on 21st January, 2013.
A founding designer for EverQuest has returned to the series having have left it 12 years ago. Brad McQuaid worked at Verant Interactive before Sony Online Entertainment snapped the studio up.
He left in 2001 to form Sigil Games, which was later bought by SOE in 2007. McQuaid has decided to return to the series he helped create, finding it "still very much the EQ I was involved with."