Co-founder Greg Zeschuk of BioWare has said at the DICE summit in Las Vegas that MMO developers must take critical lessons from World of Warcraft.
That's because if we have standards in the genre, "WoW established them." It's a "touchstone" for BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic.
A new development company has been announced, calling itself Second Star Interactive, which will work on a new online project.
The browser-based space combat MMO Battlestar Galactica Online is now in open beta, allowing anyone to side with the humans or the Cylons in open conflict among the stars.
Mythic has announced that starting on February 9, players on the Iron Rock and Volkar servers of Warhammer Online in North America will be allowed to transfer their characters free to Gorfang, while European gamers are allowed to transfer their toons from Carroberg to Drakenwald for free. This is being done for the purposes of shutting those three servers down and concentrating populations on the remaining servers.
Those of you who want to try out Trion Worlds' new MMO Rift can check out the six day long open beta starting February 15 which will allow gamers to play the full game during that period.
There’s a new subscription deal for “pioneer” subscribers to DC Universe Online launching on Tuesday, December 8. Pioneer subscribers can get a special $29.99 for three months deal, which is a $15 savings for the normal $14.99 per month subscription.
Undead Labs, headed by World of Warcraft co-creator Jeff Strain, explained why 'Class3', the as-of-yet officially titled open world zombie apocalypse game is an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive.
Once more Bethesda has given the reins to another legal team to handle their lawsuit against Interplay over the Fallout license and the MMO in the works.
Interplay meanwhile continues to stick with their single attorney, Jeffrey Gersh. Bethesda say they optioned the license to Interplay but they broke agreements.
ArenaNet defends its previous claims that Guild Wars 2 has no dedicated healer/tank classes, and affirms it "built a combat system that just doesn't allow it."
Designer Jon Peters points to the cross-class features, like dedicated healing slots and being able to revive fallen comrades. Eyes on action, not numbers.
BioWare has explained the purpose of 'Flashpoints' in their sci-fi MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.
While Electronic Arts has sunk a lot of cash into the development of Star Wars: The Old Republic, they claim that they need a minimum of 500,000 subscribers to turn a profit.
The first major content update for DC Universe Online drops in late February, with an episode revolving around Catwoman, as well as a resolution to the conflict between Wonder Woman and Circe.
Funcom has told Strategy Informer that the Montreal Gazette was mistaken in stating the modern day occult-themed MMO The Secret World will be released in a few months.
The Montreal Gazette reports that Funcom's The Secret World, being distributed and marketed by EA, will be launching in a "few months" time.
EA is the "best partner we can have" said Funcom. They're leaving all marketing duties to them, while Funcom stick to the MMO's continued development.
BioWare is dealing with the delicate matter of death in an MMO, as they are working hard to balance the punishment for dying: they have to make sure dying is not a slap on the wrist, but not annoyingly frustrating. In other words, trying for the perfect risk/reward balance, according to the game's chief combat designer.
BioWare has released a new Star Wars: The Old Republic gameplay trailer revolving around the Republic 'Flashpoint' mission storyline on Taral V.
The trailer shows off the interactive mission briefings and the combat as well.
Developer BioWare Mythic has spilled in a 'Producer Letter' what fans can expect to change in Warhammer Online as its first patch 1.4.1 comes online.
The first tweak is the interface for account entitlements as they will no longer arrive by in-game mail. The team also changed the scenario line-up.
Atari has released a trailer for Test Drive Unlimited 2 showing off the Jaguar car models in the game.
Trion Worlds has announced that preorders for their dynamic-world MMO Rift have commenced, and gamers who order early get some bonuses.
One Minecraft user has recreated the Lockout multiplayer map of Halo, complete with Master Chief model and first person shooter action.