EVE Online developer CCP Games has shed 15 job positions at their North American arm as they re-evaluate the World of Darkness MMO, which is the long-in-the-making Vampire: The Masquerade online RPG.
The studio "remains committed" to the franchise which was originally announced as an MMO project back in November 2006, with the first in-game footage in 2012.
MMO Elder Scrolls Online from Bethesda will be launching worldwide in early April 2014, announces ESO game director Matt Firor. Xbox One and PS4 versions release two months later in June.
All major systems development is complete, revealed Firor, as they no focus solely on polish and game balance. The next few months are dedicated to feedback from testers.
Developer CCP Games has just announced that the 'PLEX for GOOD' campaign has earned $190,890 from the EVE Online community, with the funds donated to the Icelandic Red Cross.
The fundraiser was to aid the Philippines in their recovery after Typhoon Haiyan. Through the 'PLEX for GOOD' program users donate in-game currency for causes.
Square Enix has announced that the company will be celebrating the 11th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI with two new "Return Home to Vana'diel" campaigns, along with a December update.
Neverwinter just released the Shadowmantle expansion, and with it comes a powerful new class, the Hunter Ranger.
Battlestar Galactica Online developer Artplant has now launched their very own space-based MMO IP via the Steam Early Access program. Entropy has an open universe, trading and combat.
The lowest price point is £14.99 which gets you access to Entropy but doesn't preserve your accumulated wealth or experience once the MMO is reset for launch.
EverQuest Next Landmark is a free-to-play sandbox tool that is a companion app for the upcoming MMO Everquest Next, which allows gamers to build their own structures and land that can later be used in the MMO.
According to the latest reports from The Guardian from the Edward Snowden leaks, the NSA and the UK's GCHQ have both committed to gaining footholds in virtual communities like World of Warcraft.
At least that's what analysts said on their expenses and when quizzed why they're in a 15-man raid in Azeroth. Is that Orc Shaman really little Tiffany, or an NSA role-playing spy?
ArenaNet has announced that the Wintersday event will be launching on Guild Wars 2 next week.
Q is back, and he's brought gingerbread for everyone in the new Winter Wonderland update for Star Trek Online.
The Elder Scrolls Online lead designer Nick Konkle hosts a new developer diary, showing off character progression. The upcoming MMO will feature the same style of leveling as the single player games, allowing players a tremendous amount of freedom on how they want to kit out their character.
FunCom has announced a new promotion to coax players into getting some limited time monthly subscriptions for their free-to-play MMO The Secret World.
Turbine has released another humorous "DevSpeak" video for Wildstar, this time showing off the Medic class, which the developer calls "TRON meets neurosurgeon."
Vostok Games has announced that their spiritual sequel to S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Survarium, will be getting a UK release sometime in the second half of 2014.
Bioware has announced that premium subscribers to Star Wars: The Old Republic will be granted early access to enjoy 12 vs 12 space dogfights three weeks before anyone else, with the release of the second major expansion to the MMO, Galactic Starfighter.
There's only so far the current cert system in Planetside 2 can carry players before it runs out of unlocks, and so now the Sony Online team is looking into "personal progression systems" for long-term aspirations.
It's a "tough design challenge," says creative director Matt Higby. They can't "gear out" newcomers and so have to look at other customisation options besides just adding more 'gear to the treadmill'.
An MMO all about gossiping? Ever, Jane has achieved its $100,000 goal and is now on its way to spread societal mischief in Regency Period England. There's no killing, only spinning tall tales at dinner parties.
Gossip is the weapon of choice and it is how rivals are vanquished. A prototype of this Ever, Jane is available
with a 3D village full of bowing, curtsying and backstabbing.
NCSoft has announced that the Valiance expansion for Lineage 2 will be arriving on the 11th December. The expasnion will include new clan halls, new raid bosses and skill system updates.
NCSoft and ArenaNet are giving away 5000 copies of Guild Wars 2, their subscription-free MMORPG, to gamers who pledge their undying loyalty to the game. The contest is part of The Great MMO Migration promotion.
CCP has announced that they're offering a Black Friday deal for EVE Online, a mere 99 cents for the first month.