Massive worlds, wars, community, and a whole other life to lead! Welcome to the 20 Upcoming PC MMO Games in 2018 & 2019 list! Now, MMORPGs have been hit or miss over the years, some becoming cultural phenomenons to others living and dying in obscurity! Many on this list are promising to revolutionise the genre while others are aiming to return to its routes. Either way, there's a lot to explore, so let's get started!
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1. Ashes of Creation - Intrepid Studios
2. The Saga of Lucimia - Stormhaven Studios
3. Legends of Aria - Citadel Studios
4. Life is Feudal: MMO - Bitbox
5. Ascent: Infinite Realm - Bluehole Studio
6. Worlds Adrift - Bossa Studios
7. City of Titans (Ship of Heroes, Valiance Online) - Missing Worlds Media
8. Identity - Asylum Entertainment
9. Wild West Online - 612 Games
10. Boundless - Wonderstruck
11. Valnir Rok - encurio
12. Conqueror's Blade - Booming Games
13. Bless Online - NEOWIZ BLESS STUDIO
14. Dark and Light - Snail Games USA
15. Darkfall: New Dawn - Ub3rgames
16. Shroud of the Avatar - Portalarium
17. Camelot Unchained - City State Entertainment
18. Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen - Visionary Realms
19. Chronicles of Elyria - Soulbound Studios
20. Crowfall - ArtCraft Entertainment
Age of Wushu 2
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It's the MMO list! So many want to either revolutionise the genre or bring it back to its routes. Some want to do both. Which one looks interesting to you? As a fun fact, *I wrote a total of over 20,000 words* for the scripts for all 6 lists! Hope you enjoy them! Also, what would you recommend to someone who is trying to get into a new MMO? You can also check out more gaming lists here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYVqUDxY6COh7bkuJoBb1koNRX7mAX2yp
life is feudal mmo lol 2.0 to be precised * 1.0 was full of bug but game was ok . Now the only thing they change is the money they'll get from you . in 2.0 There's shit tons of bug too (exemple if you are on a horse and cross a server your horse will desapear and admin won't give shit about you . Been in beta for 7 years now .. Bitbox = scam literraly it's my point of view from them . I don't recommand this game. Like if they go 3.0 you will lose everything from 2.0 like i lost everything from 1.0 they invest more time creating 20$ skin for tools or weapon than fixing fucking bug . I invested 1 month of gaming in 2.0 nothing have changed ... Community are nice tho but everything related to bitbox is shit.
Dark and light is absolute trash. None of the other ones look very promising. As a long time mmorpg fan, I can't help but think the genre is dead. WoW is finally tanking, eve online got bought out by pearl abyss and now features RNG. And the others are just kinda lame and unfulfilling.
Personally, territory control seems like a fun idea, but after playing eve online, I can attest that only massive groups will run that game, making it unplayable for solo and casual players.
As I'm getting older. I really enjoy narrative driven games. But the closest thing we got to that in an MMO was SWTOR and ESO. Which wasn't terrible. It just lacked any real choice.
Personally I wish MMOs took a Skyrim choice system. And allowed you to start faction less and make choices to join specific factions. Think WoW, but instead of races being closed off to faction choice. An orc could be alliance, and a human could be horde.
The only thing players in the MMO series keep complaining about, is choice. And I'm really on the fence with it. Too much choice could lead to what eve online suffers from. Massive corporations running the game and making suggestions for development in their own self interest, instead of the communities interest.
Or not enough choice like WoW, where a massive corporation is paying marketing teams to decide where the direction of the game goes, and completely ignoring community suggestions or twisting those suggestions into profitability, since they know a large group of players would pay for it. Example: Wows last few expansions.
ohh too long i looking for game for have combat like Blade and Soul or Dc Universe Online but for free and more pve content cus hate pvp on dc universe yeah its best combat and pve but u cant play if u not pay minimum 200$ month i tested all mmo and no one have good combat and who have they only pvp fk this game makers
to be fair those that outright failed did so largely due to ignoring their fans - ignore your customers and they will go elsewhere - and no i dont mean the loudest 1% - im talking about the majority - make it clear that you want their input - make it something they get a daily reward for doing aside from a log in reward - kind of like what blade and soul did where you got a servey every few levels and got a reward for doing it - kind of making it worth it to some extent - this would let them hear the peoples voices - if they bother to look at them that is
MMO is the most split in opinion when it comes to what 'massive' means. Check out the discussion and public vote here: https://youtu.be/OKwjE4CNTFU - You can see many don't care about number of players while others need thousands, discounting many games that others consider to be MMO. I have to figure out what's the best for everyone, so the poll is very important.
they should make mmos based off console games like persona 5, sonic , ape escape spyro etc...instead of pulling shit from their ass. :v im tired of seeing realism mmos we need more cartoon based anime mmos that arent grindy and has a storyline that keeps you playing. The characters look awful in the games mentioned
Personally ive grow with MMORPG since i was 14, and still up to today im into MMORPG( 14 years later ) but to be honest i havent seen anything really cool among this titles. each one of them that would have seem to have something good than they disapointed with something else Like graphic or fight style. There is to be said that i never apreaciated crapy looking games such as WoW( Feel free to jugde but that game looks like a bad handraw of a Kid) tho i know its really populated and there is lots of stuff to do in it but thats not enough for me.
Right now i play Blade and Soul and to be honest i find it to be great. It has a great storyline cool gameplay, an awesome graphic, and fight style and fight mechanics are insane. Tho a few reworks would do great to it i belive, like crafting system and a Massive PVP system as unfortunatly pvp in BnS is Hell of a good pvp but it only offers 1v1 , 3v3 and 6v6 pvp system.
if they are to include some old style guild vs guild system to conquer cities or fortress( something similar to Tera or silkroad online for those of you who knows what im talking about ) than this game could become on of gratest MMORPG ever and the upcoming update to Unreal engine 4 is really promising. I hope for the best.
So you would say than were you even watching this video? the answer is ... i was looking for something that looks amazing as BnS or better, with a cool story line behind and that includes massive pvp system ( best for me would be guild vs guild to teake control over cieties or something ).
I wish they would just re-realease a WoW clone with updated graphics and a less colorful more gritty and gorey art-style. Basically Path of Exile's Art Style, modded-Skyrim-quality-textures, WoW Skilltree before it got fucked (so until WotlK I think). Lore-wise they can cram anything in the story so long as the game looks and feels good.
Mmorpg = virtual 3d image of a board game. Go for something new thats cool but when you sway away from what the games are based off of= trash. It's like taking the engine out of a car and hooking a bicycle up to the wheels ... REEEEEEE
Whats up with all the games having like 4 spells? Are they betting on mobilegamers? I want a PVP based MMORPG where i can run around healing and having fun with difficulty. Where classes actually can be customized to fit a playstyle, and LOTS of spells.
Im so fucking mad they cancelled the new warhammer mmorpg a few years ago.. All games are made to easy.. All games are made for one playstyle (so a mage is allways a mage, a rouge is allways a rouge and so on. No unique playstyles). . . Well, i guess its another year of waiting
imo this video did no justice to Ashes of creation other than putting its name out, either the video was just poorly timed in relation to reveal footage being released or what have you, this is just a list for us to start looking into the mmo's given
It's not my job to sell video games. I use whatever footage is officially available at the time and when this video was made there were very price gouging packs available to buy. Since then, what you can purchase has been changed and there is of course more updated footage. And yes, totally, this list is meant to inform for you to continue researching what you might be interested in, which is why everything is linked in the description. It would be impossible to speak of any game with great clarity in the 30-45 second window each game gets. Back to the main point though, I have no obligation to make any game look good or bad and just say facts and provide some basic insight. Ashes of Creation had exorbitant Alpha packages that costed extra when this video was made, which did scare away many players. It's since changed, which is why I make a new video every year to revise any game still in development.
I started playing MMOs when EQ was released nearly 20 years ago. To really get into MMOs I've found them most fun while being in a small close-knit guild/clan. It's when you make those lasting friendships that these kinds of games keep you entertained no matter the style of MMO.
As for the MMOs listed I'm excited about only a handful of them. I've listed them in the order of most to least hyped about.
1. Chronicles of Elyria
2. Ashes of Creation
You put Lost Ark as bonus game...lol...and you included Legends of Aria in the list. Lost Ark is one of the most anticipated and waited game in the west.
Regarding your list, 18 out of 20 will be failed games. From the remaining 2, one is unsure its future (BLESS), because this game is announced since many years and wasnt released yet. It received a lot of hype and i have a feeling that it will be a failed game, like theyr brother game was (BLACK DESERT),due the fact that Bless is developed by a asian developer and we all know how much asians love "cash shop" business model. For sure it will be a fail and everyone will be dissapointed. Asians started to make quite good games,but theyr only issue is this "cash shop" ideology and this "gambling enchant" mode they use in theyr games (fail to uppgrade,enchant,enhance,etc).
The only promising game is CROWFALL, but we still have to wait and see.
+Arkamedix Okay, but yeah, does Lost Ark have a date for Western release yet? This video is from last year's set. I'll be making a new MMO video soon for 2019 and 2020 but if Lost Ark has no indication of a release window I can't list it.
GamerZakh Lost Ark will be released on west. On Koreea it was already released (you van see a lot of videos). This game has almost the same hype like Bless. Also it has one advantage towards other mmorpg's: this game is liked also by Diablo or Path of Exile comunity. Ofc, i dont know how is the monetization, but from what i saw on videos, people praise it a lot.
Black Desert was a huge fail. When they released it,they asked a quite high ammount of money for the game (around 100$ for basic version abd almost 200$ for deluxe) and they (devs), promised that it wont be pay2win. First months was ok, and after that devs decided to put p2w elements in cash shop. After the changes in cash shop, they lost almost 80% of player base. You can check "TheLazyPeon" youtube channel. That guy was a World of Warcraft veteran and became a famous streamer/youtuber by making WoW videos. When BDO was released, he quitted WoW and started to play BDO. He made almost 50+ videos about BDO, praising the game that being the best. But the blow came after a few months of playing. If you watch his latest videos about BDO he explains everything what was wrong with BDO. Its a shame, that game coulded be a WoW-killer, but the stupidity and "fast greed" of the devs ruined the game.
Nowadays, almost all games, especially PC and mobile mmo's, have only p2w gamestyle games. The only games that i know that are not p2w and decent cheap to play are only WoW and GW2. All other games are too expensive to play,even if they follow the "free to play" model,disguised as "cash shop roulette". Its sad, because this mentality ruins games. Thatswhy WoW survived so much time and even now, in his "darkest hour" , is still the most played mmo. All other mmo, except GW2, barely reach 1 mill player base (maby Elder Scrolls has reached that 1 mill limit), but WoW reigns supreme, with a constant player base of over 5 mill players (and all are subscribers), in all thoose years since release.
I wait and i want a WoW-killer, but i think is impossible. I think the only way that someone kills WoW, is only if a few companies like ArenaNet,Trion,Neowizz and so on, make a alliance and develop together a new MMO.
Lost Ark is anticipated yes, but like I said, Western release is unclear. They got a date yet? And yeah, a 10% success rate is the norm in MMOs. If 2 of these games are successful, that's going to be par for the course. Even the best year for MMOs ever only had 4 releases that made it big, but also, you say Black Desert is a failed game? Almost every comment I get about Black Desert nowadays is praise and Steam Charts say it had a 12K concurrent player peak in the last day. Cash shop models aren't only loved by Asians either. Name a recent Western MMO without a cash shop.
wont lie look at TERA then look at these im not sorry but these all are shit sandbox if you want fortnight in a MMORPG GOOD LUCK why i say that look at the age and toxicity fortnight Rust have. you mentioned these wer supported millions of dollars from backing im calling bullllll shit these are not even the slightest of the league to whats out now and seeing this video shows they are running out of ideas .... IKNOW LETS let them build be back in medievile stages slow the content and combat to poor quality and look completely un appealing i hope the developers see these comments learn off them scortch everything start fresh
Pantheon is the only one interesting (in my opinion) !! .
It's between Guild Wars 1 (for me the best mmo) and WoW.
- Old school MMO ( aggro etc..)
- No shit sandbox.
- Old trinity gameplay (tank heal dps)
- Interdependence bewteen classes ( you can't play alone and farm like a lamer)
- You earn what you deserve.
And the main thing... no shit Sandbox !! It's a MMO not a survival Jesus.
I miss so much Guild Wars 1
oh my god all this mmos looks so fking boring...
so slow and clunky....
i wanna play a mmo with nice combat system... with high skillcap, Like BnS... but bns sucks.
No wonder mmos dies i wating 6-7 years for a good mmo and i still wating.
There's been lots of good and popular MMOs in the past 7 years. Whether you like them or not depends, but that's your preference. Guild Wars 2, Black Desert, ArcheAge, and ESO for example. What kind of MMO do you like? Since the only one you mention you said sucks.
LUL MMORPG are in such a bad spot same graphics and exact ideas as previous mmo they cant take the good parts of each of them and make a single game they simply make new runescapes with slightly better graphics and other stuff
If you look at upcoming MMOs from any year they won't look amazing. Even the best year for MMOs only had 4 that turned out successful and lasting. Don't compare the best from the past decade to a snapshot of just 1-2 years.
How do you define an 'mmorpg'? I have a video discussing it where you can vote on the topic here: https://youtu.be/OKwjE4CNTFU
I have heard dozens of conflicting definitions, so if you could prove your definition of what an mmorpg is that would be handy.
Where did I say P2W? I don't make it sound pay to win, I make it sound expensive, which it is. The cheapest package costs 75, which is higher than the standard AAA game, but I'm not sure if you saw what that package was when this video was made? It was just 60 dollar value in the 75 dollar package and they tried to justify charging more than 60 by offering beta access. Most game companies give a discount for pre-ordering, not charge extra, because early money has extra value for multiple reasons. Sure it's up to the consumer's discretion, but I call out price gouging and double dipping when I see it. Now they have added embers as part of the 75 dollar package, which kind of makes it more worth it, but 75 being the cheapest is still very steep when right now when there is plenty of discussion on how the standard 60 dollar game can barely justify its cost anymore. My main point was that the cost would scare away players, and looking at the comments on this video it has.
+djsunji Sure, I'm not saying you're wrong for not being interested in these or questioning your experience with MMOs. I'm just saying many people are interested and enjoying the new MMOs. Me being in the industry of keeping an eye on games, I find it important to be clear with the difference between upcoming games being bad and upcoming games being bad for you. You might not understand why people are into them, but they are, and having been making these lists for over half a decade there's always comments of 'things are so bad now, not like a couple years ago', when a couple years ago people said the exact same thing. Here in 2018 people say they prefer 2014 MMOs. In 2014 people said they preferred 2010 MMOs. I got so many comments from MMO fans and veterans hating on Archeage and Black Desert back when I listed them, but now they seem well loved by most. Same thing will happen to a handful in this list.
For reference, here are a couple comments I can dig up from searching my channel's history from years ago:
"dont invest in archeage the game barely works"
"I F*ING HATE! the Korean look, such as Archeage"
"Black desert is boring"
"I got bad news for you if you're a pve fan when it comes to black desert online..."-continued-"...this game looks like a stinker unless you're really into fighting brain dead world bosses"
+GamerZakh played all of them, actually forgot to mention FF ARR lol. I played so many mmo's I know what I am talking about and looking in a MMO. And the one here posted dont look good or feel good. just look at Chronicles of Elyria the world looks completly dead to me, why release such screenshots ? lol i dont understand, only one which might be intresting is crowfall but i dont like the celshading look
Well 2011-2014 is 4 years especially considering Tera released in January and Black Desert in December, but yeah, and although you might not be into the games listed for these 2 years, some are already quite popular and successful like Crowfall, Chronicles of Elyria, and Pantheon. That doesn't mean the future of MMOs is bad and dark, it's just as usual 1-2 MMOs each year manages to be successful. There are probably plenty of MMOs in the past that were successful that you weren't into either. ESO, Guild Wars 2, Neverwinter, Star Wars: TOR, or Final Fantasy XIV maybe?
The games you mention are from a 10 year span of release window. WoW was 2004 and Black Desert was 2014. This list only talks about a 2 year period, hard to compete with the best of a decade. It's always so easy to think back on the past and only remember the notable good ones. Try remember all the 'wow killers' that didn't make it and you'll see this is just par for the course. Even the best year for MMOs only had like 4 good releases, so if 2-4 of the games mentioned here become successful it will be totally normal.
The only mmorpg to really catch my attention was Black Desert, because of the PVP and how it actually felt openworld.. you could create ar eputation for youreslf and your skill in pvp can be something people talk about around the world ingame. Now.. the game has its own issues but right now i am looking for something that has that open world feeling along with that epic combat.. I just can't find anything sadly.. If someone has any suggestion, feel free to recommend :)
So many upcomming games and mostly only trash ... so sad that there are so many small publisher with no sense of "how to create a useful game". Either bad graphics, rubbish gameplay or less content wont be a way to fix on players. Then mostly that free-to-play shit with ingame ptw stores ... I hate the actual MMORPG time.
Do you mean why do these games look 10 years old? Graphics are the last thing developers work on because they don't want to spend money on graphics for something that will be removed from the game. Plus, making an MMO is very expensive and not many publishers are willing to fund this type of game, so many of these developers are working with not much money.
Based on history, only 1 or 2 MMOs release each year that turn out decent, so we can expect 2-4 of these to be good. Even the best year for MMO only has 4 big releases. You might not like them but there are already thousands of players for games like Crowfall.
Most of those are a NO from me.
I can deal with imbalance or micro-transactions. I dont mind low-rez textures or low-polygon models.
But i just cant stand bad animations. In half of those mmos the characters move like wooden puppets performed by a guy with parkinsons. Darkfall being the worst.
Which genre doesn't? But often when a genre moves on people start demanding it to go back to their roots. Simulation games are going back to the 90s with Two Point Hospital, Rise of Industry, and Parkasaurus. RTS is filled with games trying to recreate the 'golden age of RTS'. RPG is all about that classic isometric style again with Wasteland 3, PoE2, and many more. MMOs look as outdated as any other genre really, especially since we're in an 'age of nostalgia'.
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