The Daily Grind: What MMOs are you no longer anticipating at the top of 2024?

I feel a bit bad about my picks for today's Daily Grind, as their inclusion here isn't so much that I don't want the...

End-of-Year Eleven: All the upcoming MMOs to watch in 2024 and beyond

We've said it before, but this time we really mean it: The future of MMORPGs looks amazing. Contrary to years when we've seen only...
I'm fine. We're fine. This is fine. Everything's fine like wine.

Betawatch: Ashes of Creation and Age of Water target next year for more testing

Turns out that this week you were obligated to have some testing plans ready for 2024 if your game title is structured as X...

Corepunk’s latest NDA-free test round sees mixed reviews, early game complaints, and survival annoyances

The latest NDA-free alpha test for OARPG Corepunk is almost wrapped up (it ends this Wednesday, December 20th), but already player impressions are a...
head, shoulders, skull and bones (skull and bones)

Betawatch: Skull and Bones kicks off closed beta, Corepunk launches closed test with no NDA

Apparently Skull and Bones is now in closed beta. According to the game's "official Twitter account" and "sources familiar with the matter," anyhow. Do...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of our 2023 MMO predictions

We've been offering up an MMO predictions list for Massively Overthinking for years upon years now as our writers and readers prognosticate on the...

Corepunk hopes to have early access launched by the end of winter

Momentum is building for Corepunk this season. The long-in-the-coming cyberpunk MMOARPG ran through two limited-scope tests earlier this fall and is gearing up for...

‘We never intended to create a hardcore game’: Corepunk devs recap playtest

Corepunk already shared some initial player feedback from its second playtest - "challenging and punishing" was used a fair bit - but now developer...

Corepunk shares player feedback from its playtest: ‘Challenging and punishing’

Overshadowed by a pretty busy news weekend was the fact that genre hybrid MMO Corepunk ran its second weekend playtest with a little over...

Corepunk plans for its next test phase starting November 4

Good news, Corepunk fans: The game's next phase will be starting pretty soon on November 4th and will have significantly more people involved in...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 439: The upcoming MMO show

Justin and Bree discuss a range of upcoming MMOs - Wagadu Chronicles, Corepunk, Eternal Tombs, BitCraft, Ashes of Creation, and Tarisland - plus a mailbag topic on Wayfinder.

Corepunk’s tiny September alpha test leads to changes for immersion, solo gameplay, and questing

We had a bit of a laugh over Corepunk's 21-person September alpha test on this week's MOP Podcast, but a test is a test, and...
How punk.

Betawatch: Corepunk has begun testing, but you aren’t invited – yet

So we've been waiting a long time for Corepunk to start testing. The good news is that it finally has done so, but considering...

Corepunk is running a tiny preview test this weekend with several more planned ahead of December early access

It's been a long couple of years of waiting - and five delays, several of them due quite literally to the invasion of Ukraine...

Betawatch: Palia gets its first content patch – and plenty of bugs

Palia is finally open to everyone, which feels like it took a while but hasn't really been all that long. Just the same, that...

Corepunk will finally open testing in September: ‘The most interesting exchanges are about to start’

When last we checked in on Corepunk, we noted that the MMORPG had been delayed at least five times, owing heavily to the fact...

The Daily Grind: What are your top three most anticipated MMOs?

Blue Protocol. Throne and Liberty. Wayfinder. Ashes of Creation. Pantheon. Star Citizen. Palia. Ship of Heroes. Corepunk. Soulframe. Dune Awakening. Nightingale. Tarisland. I could keep...

Massively Overthinking: Are we in an ‘MMO hype vacuum’?

James "MMO Folklorist" Crosby recently penned a piece using a term that seems so apt I feel we should all adopt it: the MMO...

Corepunk says beta delay is due to unfinished optimization, but it’s making progress with bots

Corepunk is back in the news today with its May developer update, and with everything this game's been through - including the evacuation of...

Corepunk devs answer 20 questions about NPC swearing, lack of item durability, and more

Artificial Core's top-down fantasy/sci-fi hybrid emerged this week to follow up on the lengthy profession (and gameplay) video that the studio put out last...