Today’s the day Final Fantasy 14 gets a console upgrade…or at least the beginning of one. The open beta for the Playstation 5 version of the game has launched, and you can play it even if you don’t technically own the game. By downloading the Free Trial version any PS5 owner can take the enhanced FF14 for a spin, while the open beta period lasts. (You WILL need a PS5, and we can’t help you there.)
For quite a while, Sega’s MMO Phantasy Star Online 2 has been available on PCs through Steam and the Windows 10 Store. The only place you can’t buy it for PC is the Epic Game Store, but that will only be true for a few more hours. Sega is bringing the game to a new marketplace.
We’ve got a new patch for Final Fantasy XIV Online! Patch 5.45 is now available on all versions of the game (PC, Mac and PS4). The feature attraction of this update is the new chapter in the “Save The Queen” multi-part quest series written by Yasumi Matsuno. The battle for the Bozjan southern front continues, and also introduces Delubrum Reginae — a new large-scale battle set in the ruins of Queen Gunnhildr’s kingdom.
Sega is about to unleash a massive update for Phantasy Star Online 2 next Wednesday, February 3. The story will be updated, for one thing. Sega describes the impending plot developments this way: “The battle lines have been drawn, and the Armada of Annihilation continues to gather its forces around the Mothership. The time to strike is now, before any more Luminmech can be created. Sacrifices may be required as it’s going to take an all-out, coordinated attack by ARKS to annihilate Shiva – and the fate of the universe depends on the outcome.” So what does that mean?
Sega announced today that they’ve added some new content to their long-running MMORPG Plantasy Star Online 2. Starting this week, anyone who logs into PSO2 will receive a Gold Bonus Key each day through January 20. Those who log in enough times within that period will get a Rainbow Bonus Key, an IDOLA poster and other items.
We’ve received a new progress update from the team working on Ship Of Heroes, the superhero-based MMO scheduled to reach completion in 2021….and they brought along a Halloween-themed special video.
Developer Solid Clouds has been running its MMORTS Starborne in open beta for the last six months. Last weekend the first major content update, subtitled Dissidence, hit the servers.
Late last month, the superhero-based MMO Ship of Heroes conducted what it called a series of “Invasion Tests.” At certain points, the game was dumped with as many enemies as the server could possibly handle. Because a high volume was needed to properly judge how well the game would hold up under such conditions, this was the first Ship of Heroes beta test that everyone was allowed to join.
Canadian dev studio Novaquark has been slowly building up their space MMORPG Dual Universe since 2018, holding closed alpha tests (which you can still join) and gearing up for a hoped-for 2021 full release. This summer, they’ll be moving to beta testing and adding a feature that’s been anticipated from the beginning: PvP battles.
Ship of Heroes is an upcoming superhero-based MMO that’s a lot like City of Heroes, except it is centered around a large ship. You ride the ship to various locales, beat up the bad guys in every city, and then travel to the next one. Heroic Games, the team behind Ship of Heroes, has been conducting alpha and beta tests since 2017, and their most recent test was their biggest ever…the Community Event, where anyone who asked could join in.
Zulong Games announced today its new mobile MMORPG, Dragon Raja, is now available worldwide. Versions of the game have now launched in North America, South America and Europe.
In 2015, developer Fincon first released the action RPG Angel Stone to mobile platforms. In the post-apocalyptic supernatural setting, you choose one of three classes (Berserker, Gunslinger, or Shadow Mage) and fight with angels against a demonic army. The game supports co-op and PvP modes, and multiplayer is cross-platform across all devices Angel Stone plays on (iOS, Android, and technically PC but it’s really a Facebook canvas).