NCsoft is delivering its biggest in-game environment change to-date with Aion 2.1, hitting PTS today, November 11, and then the live servers November 17. Aion 2.1 brings players significantly increased drop rates along with a consistent in-game event schedules (Dredgion and Fortress Siege times) ensuring more meaningful and rewarding play experiences.
Paragon Studios and NCSoft will soon be releasing Issue 19: Alpha Strike for City of Heroes.
Champions Online, which is currently in testing for a move to a freemium subscription/f2p hybrid model like Lord of The Rings Online and DDO, has announced the free to play archetypes that all new players will be restricted to.
Perpetuum Online is set to release this November. Avatar Creations, a Hungarian games company, will be bringing it's mmo offering, dubbed by some to be a cross between EVE and Mechwarrior, to gamers on the the 25th of November, 2010.
Dynasty Warriors fans new and old are going to be in heaven as Aeria Games have announced that Dynasty Warriors Online will be making its way to both US and EU regions. Dynasty Warriors Online (DWO) is the MMO installment to the long running hack n' slash game series that started way back in the early days of the PS2.
GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that K2 Network, the company behind free-to-play service GamersFirst, has bought the APB intellectual property from defunct studio Realtime Worlds for somewhere in the region of £1.5million.
MMO development is fraught with twists and turns. A strong intellectual property can suddenly just be canned because it doesn't suit the investors. A well hyped and well documented game can flop because it just wasn't as good as it was sold. One game that has had more than its fair share of ups and downs is of course Stargate Worlds.
OnRPG recently had a chance to sit down with Vincent Douvier (Executive Producer at Gala Networks Europe Ltd) about Allods Online and all the fun and exciting things coming up for players. The interview shall be available soon but in the meantime we have carried back a message from the crew of Allods.
Heroes of Might and Magic Online (Writer's note: I'll call the game heroes online from this point on) is the MMO spin-off of the turn-based fantasy-themed franchise, Heroes of Might and Magic. For those who are unfamiliar with the franchise, the game's premise is that you're a hero of a certain race, and through your strategic prowess both in military and economic management of your kingdom you eventually become the leader feared by all.
Many people have been asking the ever important question of when they'll be able to convert their existing characters into Goblins or Worgen after Cataclysm hits shelves on December 7th. It was previously believed that there would be a month or two delay to prohibit players gaining the race first achievements, but that isn't the case afterall!
K.O.S or Kill on Sight: Secret Operations is a free FPS (first person shooter). What makes this game special is that it runs on the Source engine. This engine was used to power games like Counter Strike and features things like advanced shading and physics. Due to this, you can expect this game to function similar to other games using the Source engine.