Tag Archives: mmo

World of Warcraft: Legion sales prove the classic MMO still has it

Having been on the go for over a decade, Blizzard’s pioneering MMO World of Warcraft is still capable of delivering the goods. The developer has revealed that the game’s latest expansion, Legion, had by its official launch on August 30th sold 3.3m units, matching the previous best expansion in the …

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Final Fantasy XIV’s Neverending Story: Three years on from A Realm Reborn’s release

Three years ago, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn achieved two impossible feats: it reversed the critical failings of its 2010 predecessor and proved that the MMO genre is alive and kicking. Producer and director Naoki Yoshida retraces the title’s evolution to discover how the studio perfected things second time around

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BioWare: ‘The MMO market has never been bigger’

The director of Star Wars: The Old Republic insists that the MMO market is more popular than ever. The MMO sector has seen declines amongst its traditional big hitters, such as Blizzard’s World of Warcraft. Yet James Ohlen tells MCV that the recent success of Activision’s Destiny and Ubisoft’s The …

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What’s NXT for Runescape? A closer look at Jagex’s new engine

15 years after it originally hit computer screens, Jagex’s free MMO has received its first major engine overhaul, bringing with it a sea of big changes. Develop checks in with technology manager Mathew Burnett and lead graphics developer David Gillham to see what’s new in NXT

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