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.
Last July, a 19 year old modder Alexander Velicky produced
a Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mod called "Falskaar", which took him a year to produce. The mod was a land mass a third the size of the game's main continent and included new quests, NPCs and soundtrack.
Square Enix has announced that the first update patch, version 2.1, for Final Fantasy XIV will be arriving on the 17th December.
The better than expected performance of Final Fantasy XIV has resulted in Square Enix revising up their financial forecast, as they now predict more operating income and net income thanks to the relaunched MMO.
Square's arcade machines business did better as well. FF XIV: A Realm Reborn pushed past 1.5 million users within 2 months of launching on PC and PS3.
Why no PC love with Bungie's new sci-fi Destiny? The studio is worried they'd spread themselves a little too thin with a release on PC as well as four other platforms, explains Bungie senior writer Eric Osborne.
They're aware PC gamers "would willingly give us money," but don't want to risk diluting Destiny by overtaxing their team with PC, and so are focusing "right now" on consoles.
Zenimax Online and Bethesda have posted the latest Ask Us Anything for MMO The Elder Scrolls Online, and they spill more details on PvP, weaponry aesthetics and getting mix and match our armour.
Veteran Rank also 'replaces' XP when high enough in level, with increases granting more stats and access to better gear. Skill points are still earned when levelling up veterancy.
If you've bought Square Enix's once again troubled Final Fantasy XIV MMO through the PlayStation Network on either August 27th or the 28th then you'll be getting your funds back, announce Sony.
PSN users will "find the funds in their wallet" to be spent elsewhere. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been hit with crippling server issues due to demand, with free game time offered.
Sony Online Entertainment has announced that, as promised, the Sons of Trigon downloadable content pack for DC Universe Online is now available for PC and PlayStation 3.
The MMO and dynamic nature of The Division means "potentially limitless, unlimited gameplay," remarks Ubisoft Massive's Ryan Bernard. Details on how that could be achieved are 'saved for another time'.
Endgame and player retention is "very important" to the team. While The Division is an RPG, the usual grind-fest will come under fire by emergent gameplay and story.
Server woe betides MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn as millions (of data) clog capacity. Square Enix has decided to grant an "additional seven days" of free game time for those affected (everyone).
The relaunched MMO will be taken offline for emergency maintenance work in a bid to alleviate the troubles. Registering before September 9th expires will net you this extra free 7 days.
Chocks away for War Thunder's new trailer. Russian studio Gaijin Entertainment has released a new CGI tease for their World War 2 combat simulator, which is a free-to-play MMO with tanks, planes and ships.
War Thunder was Greenlit for Steam back in February and is available to download and play now. It's a slow-mo 'oh the humanity' type of trailer, complete with 'feel guilty yet?' soundtrack.
Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed that it has downsized its offices in San Diego and Austin to cut costs.
Square Enix has suspended sales of its relaunched MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. It seems the new incarnation is so popular that servers just can't cope with the influx of users.
Until additional worlds are brought online, Square hopes to lessen the woe for those already committed by stopping new users from clogging the system even further. It's subscription-based.
Square Enix director Naoki Yoshida has revealed on the PlayStation Blog that the developers of Final Fantasy XIV will feature "continuously adding large-scale content" every three months.
Bethesda has posted the 6th "Ask Us Anything" Q&A page, answering six questions posed by fans to the developer on The Elder Scrolls Online, which will be coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Final Fantasy XIV is suffering another problematic launch, but unlike the original game, A Realm Reborn's problems right now are all focused on the servers, not the content (or lack of it.)
A few days ago, it was announced that The Elder Scrolls Online would be a subscription-based MMO at $14.99 USD a month. Bethesda has revealed that there would also be a real-money store as well. However, the store would not be for advantages, making the MMO "pay to win". Rather, it seems it'll just be a shop for cosmetic items.
Square-Enix has released the second "Dungeon Crawl" walkthrough video for their upcoming re-release, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which will be launching on the 30th September 2013.
Linda Carlson, director of global community relations at Sony Online Entertainment, has said developers are now "terrified of players," referring to the surge in 'toxic' feedback and personal attacks.
It leads to "severely demoralised" teams when an update displeases the community, causing volatile threats. However, she says, some of this is partly their own fault.
Trion Worlds has announced the first major add-on pack for their MMO Defiance, the Castithan Charge Pack, for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The add-on pack will be available on the 20th August, and adds new story missions, gameplay rewards, vehicles, and customization enhancements, among other things.