OnRPG Shotgun News 8/3: Planetside 2, Cabal, Pirate101, and Much More!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Journalist
PlanetSide 2 Beta Starting Monday
According to John Smedley, the President of SOE Planetside 2 Beta is expected to start on Monday, August 6th. This is according to a tweet from his account yesterday.
Mechwarrior Tactics Beta Keys at GenCon
If you’re lucky enough to be heading to GenCon this year be sure to stop by the Catalyst Game Labs booth early on to get one of the limited beta keys for Mecharrior Tactics.
Shadowrun Online To Be Cross Platform
Shadowrun Online, the Kickstarter project everyone is talking about, will be cross platform. You will be able to play it on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and Ouya. With just 11 days left in it’s Kickstarter fundraiser it’s future may appear a bit uncertain. Should it be successful this tactical action RPG is due to be made available in 2013.
MilMo Developer Junebud Files for Bankruptcy
Swedish developers Junebud have filed for bankruptcy after four years of operation. It is unclear what is expected to happen to their free to play 3D browser game MilMo. The company employed 15 full time staff members.
WoW Down 1 Million Subscribers
The Activision Blizzard earnings report for Q2 2012 have shown that subscriptions to World of Warcraft are down 1.1 million players since last May. This has been put down to Diablo III which has been very popular, selling more than 10 million copies.
Pirate101 Sets Sail Towards Beta Testing
KingIsle Entertainment has announced the start of the closed beta for it’s new Pirate themed game Pirate101. The first round of invitations have gone out and more are planned over the next several weeks. To take part sign up at the official website.
CABAL Online New Free Expansion
Free to play Cabal Online has finished their anniversary events with the announcement of Arcane Trave, a new free expansion coming out this fall. It will feature a new map which is available to players above level 180. A daily boss battle with epic loot and a completely revamped crafting system.