Entries in 'mmo' (240)

Need For Speed World goes live in July

Need For Speed World goes live in July

EA’s massively multiplayer online racer Need For Speed World will launch on July 20th.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 28th 2010 at 5:25PM in News
SWTOR breaks EA funding records

SWTOR breaks EA funding records

It’s one of the most bankable franchises in the world of entertainment, and such is EA’s faith in BioWare’s upcoming MMO Star Wars: the Old Republic that it has spent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 27th 2010 at 12:37PM in News
Bethesda taking its time over MMO plans

Bethesda taking its time over MMO plans

It’s over two years since Bethesda’s path into the MMO sector began to take shape, but with no imminent sign of activity on the horizon MCV asked global VP ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 5:36PM in News
What’s on the way from THQ

What’s on the way from THQ

Following a year of stabilisation, publisher THQ has outlined the games that it hopes will drive growth for the company over the next two years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2010 at 12:01PM in News

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Warner Bros buys Turbine

Warner Bros buys Turbine

Warner Bros. has acquired indie MMO developer Turbine in what is reported to be a $160 million deal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2010 at 3:05PM in News
'Free' Runescape earns Jagex £38m

'Free' Runescape earns Jagex £38m

Free-to-play MMO Runescape earned its developer-publisher Jagex over £38 million in revenues in the 12 months leading up to March 2009. That's a profit of £18 million, according to records ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2010 at 12:57PM in News
Brits spend £195m on MMOs

Brits spend £195m on MMOs

UK players of massively multiplayer online games spent £195m on them last year, a report has found.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2010 at 3:12PM in News
BioWare rules out Xbox SWTOR

BioWare rules out Xbox SWTOR

Acclaimed RPG developer BioWare has moved to scupper any lingering hopes that in-the-works MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is also lining up a secret arrival on Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2010 at 2:41PM in News

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Old Republic heading to Xbox 360?

Old Republic heading to Xbox 360?

BioWare’s MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is being lined up for a release on Xbox 360 – that’s the claim of VG247, which reports to have obtained a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2010 at 6:35PM in News
No Champions Online for console

No Champions Online for console

After more than a year of 'will they, won't they', Cryptic Studios and Atari have backed away from bringing Champions Online to consoles.

by Colin Campbell
on Mar 25th 2010 at 12:42AM in News
NFS World closed beta kicks off

NFS World closed beta kicks off

EA has officially kicked off the closed beta for experimental online MMO racer Need for Speed World and is welcoming applications from potential new members.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 2:19PM in News
Old Republic is BioWare's biggest

Old Republic is BioWare's biggest

Star Wars: The Old Republic will be BioWare’s biggest title to date, eclipsing recent RPGs Mass Effect and Dragon Age.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 12th 2010 at 9:56AM in News

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Brits spend £200m on MMOs

Brits spend £200m on MMOs

British gamers spent £195m on MMO games last year, ahead of Germany and France, with £165m and £145m respectively, according to a new report.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 9th 2010 at 1:15PM in News
EA resurrects Ultima franchise

EA resurrects Ultima franchise

The digital aspirations of publisher EA have received another boost with the release of a brand new free-to-play browser title based on the legendary MMO IP Ultima Online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2010 at 4:10PM in News
FEATURE: MMO Roundtable

FEATURE: MMO Roundtable

The MMO is potentially the most lucrative genre in the world. There are over 11.5 million subscribers to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, while the Chinese MMO market is expected to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2010 at 1:37PM in News
World of Warcraft 'will not be beaten’

World of Warcraft 'will not be beaten’

MMO specialists have told MCV that predicting the fall of World of Warcraft is ‘futile’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2010 at 3:50PM in News

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Monster Hunter MMO for Xbox

Monster Hunter MMO for Xbox

Its Western impact may remain limited for the time being, but Monster Hunter is one of gaming’s key franchises in Japan – and hot on the heels of the brand’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2010 at 10:23AM in News
Square Enix brings free MMO to West

Square Enix brings free MMO to West

The Western aspirations of Japanese giant Square Enix have been demonstrated once again with news that it is to bring its successful Eastern free-to-play MMO Fantasy Earth Zero to the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2010 at 4:45PM in News
Sony and MS 'keen on subscription-MMOs’

Sony and MS 'keen on subscription-MMOs’

Seattle-based startup studio Undead Labs has revealed its new zombie MMO game for consoles will “almost certainly” employ subscription charges.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2009 at 4:55PM in News
Wiimote's ‘staggering’ MMO opportunities

Wiimote's ‘staggering’ MMO opportunities

Nintendo’s Wii remote offers a ‘staggering’ number of possibilities for developing MMO games, according to a former NCsoft and Blizzard developer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2009 at 10:05AM in News
CoD MMO reports intensify

CoD MMO reports intensify

A lengthy feature in The Los Angeles Times yesterday covered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's astounding commercial success, once again framing the game's $550 million five-day revenues against ...

by Colin Campbell
on Nov 19th 2009 at 12:52AM in News
MMOs fill 15% of game time

MMOs fill 15% of game time

Today’s Gamers MMO Focus Report says gamers in the U.S. and Europe spend over five hours a week playing MMOs - or 15% of total play time. The report includes ...

by Colin Campbell
on Nov 19th 2009 at 12:14AM in News
World of Warcraft's Schizophrenia

World of Warcraft's Schizophrenia

Five years on, WoW's designers are working through what they see as the mistakes of the past.

by Colin Campbell
on Nov 13th 2009 at 8:09PM in News
Aion 'will be major MMO force'

Aion 'will be major MMO force'

NCsoft expects new title Aion can join Warcraft in dominating the MMO genre after its release this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2009 at 4:58PM in News
Turbine working on console MMO

Turbine working on console MMO

Developer Turbine has stated that it currently has an Xbox 360 and PS3 MMO in the works, bringing hope to those who still believe that this generation of machines can ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2009 at 11:24AM in News