OnRPG Shotgun News 11/20: Planetside 2, Blizzard, RIFT, and District 187
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Journalist
PlanetSide 2 Launches
A day more than three years in the making has finally arrived. After countless beta tests Sony Online Entertainment has released the highly anticipated sequel to MMOFPS Planetside. The free to play game uses SOE’s newly created Forgelight Engine which will also be used for Everquest Next. Right now the PlanetSide 2 website is nothing more than a countdown which shows down to the millisecond how much time remains until the game officially goes live.
World of Warcraft Celebrating 8 Years
One of the most successful MMOs of all time is turning 8 years old. And when an MMO has a birthday the players are the ones to get the gifts. This year is no different. Players who log in to World of Warcraft before December 1st will get treated to the Feat of Strength Achievement, a celebration package complete with fireworks, a tabard, and an 8% bonus to experience and reputation gains.
District 187: Sin Streets Launches
There’s more than one launch happening today. CJ Games Global’s free to play FPS District 187: Sin Streets has also thrust itself into the world. With it comes four new maps to enjoy, new weapons and the addition of the in game cash shop.
Rift Comes to PointMMO Platform
Trion’s hit MMORPG Rift is now available on the free to play platform PointMMO. PointMMO members also get a free pair of in game goggles for installing Rift from their platform.
Blizzard CEO Wins Entrepreneur of the Year award in Technology
Mike Morhaime, the CEO and co founder of Blizzard has been awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award in Technology by Ernst & Young. This year he was the only MMO figure who was part of the finalists for the award.