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NosTale prepares for more Undercity, specialist card tweaks, and possible server merges in the first half of 2024

Yes, even a smaller MMO like NosTale is kicking out roadmap jams here in the first months of 2024, which makes for a very...

‘Supermax open world survival’ title SCUM removes garage locks, releases vehicle skins, and seeks player opinons

One of the things we always ask for in our Betawatch column is for readers to let us know if a game in testing...

Whatever happened to Citadel Forged with Fire?

It's been a while since survival sandbox Citadel: Forged with Fire dropped off our radar following its November 2019 release. So what's been going...

Whatever happened to EverQuest Online Adventures’ rogue servers?

Rogue servers are on the brain right now, particularly since a certain superhero MMORPG got its rubber stamping, which brings us to look toward...
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Whatever happened to Allods Online? Let’s check in at the top of 2024

Once a highly favorable free alternative to World of Warcraft, Allods Online isn't the kind of MMO that's mentioned too often these days, especially...
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Job listings suggest Sony’s Horizon MMO aka Project Skyline is actually happening

It was a little over a year ago that we first reported that Sony and NCsoft possibly were teaming up to create an MMORPG...

Coreborn Nations of the Ultracore launches a holiday event as its studio reaffirms the game isn’t its sole focus

Good news! Coreborn: Nations of the Ultracore is still seeing updates! Bad news, the developer Blankhans is still repeating its earlier intention of focusing...

Whatever happened to EA’s 3v3 arena shooter Rocket Arena?

Do you remember Rocket Arena? It was a 3v3 arena shooter all about firing rockets at one another (surprise), though it was less about...

Legends of Aria’s crypto-spinoff nearly loses IP rights, promises pre-alpha this year

Yep, this one's back on our collective radar again. We're sorry. However, while we don't cover crypto games as a general rule, readers may...

Whatever happened to the pirate-themed survival sandbox Atlas?

The last time Atlas, the survival sandbox wearing a pirate costume, made any sort of public noise was on Friday, June 30th, when developer...

Whatever happened to the VR MMORPG OrbusVR?

The beginning of this year saw the VR MMORPG OrbusVR herald a year-long fifth anniversary celebration, which would normally be cause for a studio...

Whatever happened to the indie sandbox MMORPG Ethyrial Echoes of Yore?

Regular readers and genre fans are likely familiar with the fate of Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore, the old school-styled indie sandbox MMORPG that launched...

Riders of Icarus launches Magmapora patch and roadmap, followed by P2E-to-coin conversion

Valofe's Riders of Icarus has been a rollercoaster of chaos the last couple of years. It had already fallen off most MMO gamers' radars...

Whatever happened to the strange survival sandbox Chimeraland?

Some things are just too weird to survive. Thus is the fate of Chimeraland, the oddball survival sandbox that had the primary hook of...

Whatever happened to the re-released MMO Eden Eternal?

Back in the beginning of May, we covered the re-release of Eden Eternal, an MMORPG that was axed by Gamigo in 2021 and then...

Whatever happened to early access VR MMO Neon Exile?

Back in May 2021, the early access VR MMO Neon Exile broke its two-year-long bout of radio silence with word of an upcoming PvP...

Whatever happened to Eco, Odd Giants (Glitch), and Istaria?

Welcome back to Whatever Happened To, our intermittent check-in on MMOs that may have fallen off your - and our - radar! Odd Giants Odd Giants...

Whatever happened to Space Punks, ReWorld Online, and Shattered Galaxy?

Welcome back to another trio of games that needs a second look here in Whatever Happened To! Space Punks: Space Punks is the Jagex-published looter-shooter...

Sandbox space sim Starbase’s development has been almost non-existent for a year now

Why go to (virtual) outer space when you can send robots to handle all of the peril for you? That's the thinking behind the...

Whatever happened to Project Genom, Inferna, and KurtzPel?

Welcome back to another edition of Whatever Happened To, a recap of MMOs we'd forgotten about but deserve some probing. Project Genom: Get your F...