Global Chat: Having a blast in Burning Crusade

How's Burning Crusade Classic going for those of you venturing back into Blizzard's past? MMO blog Priest with a Cause is having a great time, thank you for asking. "What has surprised me though has been how compelling it still is. I mean, if you boil it down to the basics it's all just grinding: […]

Frozen Flame introduces spells, adds a recipe book, and updates the Ancient Valley in latest update

The multiplayer survival RPG Frozen Flame is a place of magic. When it's not also a place of danger or a place that is dying, anyway. It would make sense, then, that players should be allowed to wield some of that magic, and that's just what the most recent update is letting players do. Provided […]

Ravendawn shares over 30 minutes of uncut pre-alpha gameplay footage

Are you curious to learn whether the in-development old-school MMORPG Ravendawn is as much of a Tibia lookalike as Redditors claim? Then perhaps you can make up your own mind thanks to 30 minutes of uncut pre-alpha gameplay footage. Or you can just get a look at what this game is all about divorced of […]

Open Perpetuum targets boss camping with time limitations

Open Perpetuum's strongholds have proven to be a popular features for the sandbox MMO, but that doesn't mean that they're perfect. The volunteer dev team acknowledges that there's been some issues with boss spawn camping that's made the experience somewhat miserable for all involved, so some significant changes have been made to address this. Now, […]

Pearl Abyss opens new studios in US and Europe as part of western expansion efforts

Pearl Abyss very clearly has eyes on expanding its reach further into the western market. The publisher/developer of Black Desert has opened up two new studios in the NA and EU regions as part of the company's efforts to that end. The new studios are located in Amsterdam and Los Angeles, and will be used […]

Closers introduces its latest character Eunha with new events and a pre-starter pack

The cast of the side-scrolling action MMO Closers is expanding once more, and this time it's getting a mope-filled scarf-wearing debt collector who loves knives and spouting off LiveJournal-esque witticisms like "scars that aren't healed bear emotions." It's time to say hello to Eunha. Don't expect her to say hello back, though. This new character's […]

Old School RuneScape adjusts to Theatre of Blood feedback, RuneScape announces mobile launch date

It's the start of a new week, and that means another deluge of updates coming out of RuneScape and Old School RuneScape. We'll start with OSRS, which released its two new modes for the Theatre of Blood this past Thursday. Since then, there have been a number of adjustments including tweaks to the encounter's hard […]

Atlas talks post-Tradewinds update plans, introduces buff-granting towers

Now that Atlas has released its Tradewinds update (after a bit of a delay), players are maybe wondering what's next for the seafaring sandbox. Some of those plans were outlined in a recent dev blog, with plans to have the game map separated into different geographical themes, more ship customizations and pre-built ship options, and […]

World War II Online turns 20, tweaks sub, plans Steam launch and UE4 conversion

Cornered Rat Software's MMO World War II Online is 20 years old, believe it or not, and still under development "so as the create the next 20 years," the team says. Over the weekend, the studio made several announcements about the future of the game, including plans for integrated voice comms, a monetization clean-up, a […]

Naoki Yoshida of Final Fantasy XIV considers World of Warcraft a 'mentor' for the game's relaunch

If you need to know the degree of regard that Final Fantasy XIV's director and producer Naoki Yoshida has for World of Warcraft, a recent interview with the man gives a clear picture. Yoshida explains that without Blizzard's MMO, there would not have been a successful relaunch of the game. He goes on to elaborate that as […]

Second Life's CEO, Ebbe Altberg, has passed away

We're terribly sorry to report that Second Life CEO Ebbe Altberg has passed away after a long illness. Linden Lab posted the news to the game's community over the weekend. "Ebbe Altberg started with Linden Lab as our CEO on February 5th, 2014. He took the helm of the company and immediately went to work […]

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating about the mechanics of Final Fantasy XIV's Sage way too early

Here's what we know so far about Final Fantasy XIV's Sage: It'll be a healer. Specifically, it's going to be a barrier healer, as part of the sorting of every healer into two different types, pure healer or barrier healer. And we know… a handful of abilities that it's going to have, which certainly appears […]

Myst Online: Uru Live developer Cyan Worlds has open-sourced even more game assets

MMO veterans probably recall that ages ago Myst Online: Uru Live brought the Myst franchise fully into the MMO space in the mid-aughts, as developer Cyan Worlds put the game online in multiple incarnations attempting to find its audience, even open-sourcing parts of the project a decade ago in order to keep it all going. […]

Not So Massively: Iron Harvest's Operation Eagle expansion soars high

The lead-up to the release of Iron Harvest 1920's first expansion was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me (insomuch as you can ever apply that term to something as trivial as a game release). On the one hand, as is now well-documented in this column, I'm a big fan of the game, and […]

Chronicles of Elyria previews its Kingdoms of Elyria alpha

Progress apparently continues on Chronicles of Elyria spin-off game Kingdoms of Elyria, as outlined in Soulbound Studios' latest dev blog. The studio has recapped everything accomplished – and not accompanished – as of the second milestone. Notably, Soulbound says it succeeded in plans to introduce ambient and UI sound-effects, add Chronicles of Elyria music temporarily, implement […]

Crowfall outlines dates for beta closure and forum maintenance leading into full release

Crowfall is going to be a launched MMO on Tuesday, July 6th. That much is absolutely set in stone. Of course, that does leave up the question of when the game's current beta will be wrapping up, but that question has been answered with a date announcement post that outlines timing for the game's final […]

Craftopia developer announces co-op survival builder Palworld

Prepare for imminent cuteness because Craftopia developer Pocketpair just announced a cel-shaded survival builder slated to come out in 2022. This new project is Palworld, which takes players on a co-op adventure to craft and thrive in an anime-like world. There are activities like farming, dungeon diving, and operating factories to enjoy. The "pal" in […]

40 musicians collab on medley to welcome back Final Fantasy XIV composer Soken

Masayoshi Soken, the composer for Final Fantasy XIV, very clearly loves his work, to the point that he was still creating music for the MMORPG while he was battling cancer. Players of the game very clearly love him, with the outpouring of support for him and the rest of the game's devs after the reveal. […]

The Daily Grind: Do you judge MMOs by the quality of their Discords?

When we covered Palia earlier this month, I noticed multiple commenters, Twitter denizens, and even our own staff talking approvingly of the community Discord. Like the game itself, it's already attracting the most lovely people. It's already a place I enjoy hanging out. You get the community you build for, right? It's a sharp contrast […]

MMO Week in Review: Burning Crusade, Blackwood, Prisms, and Crowfall

One of my favorite "problems" is when we have a week so packed with big MMORPG news that I can't decide what to feature at the end of the week, and that's exactly what we're dealing with tonight. This is a week that was dominated as much by WoW Classic Burning Crusade and Elder Scrolls […]

Battle Bards Episode 194: No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky is a Cinderella story, a turnaround from a project that failed on its promises to exceeding them. But what about its soundtrack? In this episode, the Battle Bards examine this "experimental" score and grapple with how it fits with space exploration theme. Battle Bards is the world's first, best, and only MMO music […]

The MOP Up: Wurm Online's animal update made sheep fluffier

Wurm Online's animal update is upon us, kindly making free-to-play players ride donkeys and mules so we can all point and laugh. I'm kidding. The late-May update likewise added a new animal feeding system, new farm items, new horse shapes, better animal AI, better animal breeding, and a fluffier sheep model. I'm not kidding. And […]

Moonlight Sculptor gets new dungeons, a guild hideout, and a new event on June 8

With roughly two weeks since the game's launch now under its belt, it's time for the mobile MMO Moonlight Sculptor to get its first content update this coming Tuesday, June 8th. Players can look forward to some new content in the form of a 150-floor Mirkhan Tower, a new Twisted Abyss – Sewer Maze dungeon, […]

Ashes of Creation addresses extra player questions on music, election systems, and more

Much as they did last time, the devs of Ashes of Creation saw fit to round up every single question that players have asked recently and collate every single response in one giant list, so if anyone's questions weren't pulled from the forum and addressed in the latest livestream, the answers are here. Also the […]

Mortal Online 2 introduces mounted combat, adds anti-cheat software, and lets players flip each other off

Remember when I said that one of my favorite pastimes in reading Mortal Online 2 patch notes is finding the more unique update features? The game's most recent patch notes offers one right from the very off: "Added FlipOff emote." We are now officially living in the year 2250. Rude gestures aren't the only thing […]

One Shots: Cave rave!

Where do you go when you want to relax in an MMO with friends, a strong drink, and some good atmosphere? This changes depending on the game, but here are a few suggestions from your friendly neighborhood screenshotters. We will start with Fisty, who is getting wild 'n' wooly in World of Warcraft: "This isn't […]

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs when you're on vacation?

As I type this, MOP's Justin is on vacation, though he'll be back by the time you're reading it. And dammit, he deserved it. We all do! Justin is really good at not wasting a good vacation on video games. When he says he's unplugging, he does it. But some folks? I've seen y'all taking […]

Make My MMO: Crowfall cometh

This week in crowdfunded MMOs, the big news was Crowfall – yes, the MMORPG everyone Kickstarted way back in 2015 is has a real launch date, now set for July 6th. Gamers can currently access the beta freely through June 23rd using the code MOPCROWCODE. Meanwhile, Albion Online teased next week's mobile launch and next […]

ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained add Gunslinger Ancestral skills in June 10 update

Players of both ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained who have hit the pinnacle of the recently added Gunslinger skillset are going to have some new heights to climb towards soon. A tweet from the game has announced that an update coming on June 10th will be introducing Ancestral skills for the Gunslinger, as well as revamps […]

Pantheon Rise of the Fallen showcases NPC combat tactics and discusses programming in latest videos

There have been a couple of extremely lengthy videos released by Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, both of which are full of behind-the-scenes goodness for those followers of the developing MMORPG that love their granular details. First, the game's recent livestream provided a close look at how enemies will operate in combat, pointing out a […]

The Stream Team: Heading into ARK's new Genesis 2

With Genesis 2, the conclusion of the ARK story is now here. And while she's been burned by much from the game, Massively OP's MJ has been a part of it from even before the beginning, so she's here to see the end. How is the final world going to look? And how will it […]

Elite Dangerous maps out plans for three more updates in June as another player initiative is binned

At the tail end of May, the devs of Elite: Dangerous promised to share a roadmap of updates to address a number of problems with the Odyssey expansion. That roadmap has since been provided, but what it does share are mostly vague mentions and promise of "many improvements." There are a couple of specific updates […]

New World's latest region tour video features the rain-soaked Mourningdale

Hope you like dreary weather, New World fans, because the latest in the Touring Aeternum video series offers up a look at the rainy region of Mourningdale. This particular area is perpetually drenched in rain as well as filled with creature-infested ruins, but it also promises plenty of beauty to behold as well in the […]

WRUP: Hippo dance texture edition

What is the texture of a hippo dance? To understand this, we first have to understand a few important pieces of information. The first is that hippos are mammals. The second is that when a hippo is wet, it is wet on purpose. The third? Actually, that's the mammal thing again. Hold on. I think […]

The Daily Grind: What MMO music do you listen to out of the game?

The thing about video game music is that some of it is so perfectly attuned to a very specific game that it can feel weird to listen to it outside of that context. I definitely enjoy the soundtrack to a lot of games that I feel no desire to listen to again, for example; there's […]

Betawatch: We want us some Palia

Palia! It exists! We got a whole preview for it, and it looks wonderful, and people will not stop telling us about it and we want it. We all want it. I want it. You want it. Everyone on staff wants it. (Note: Anyone who is reading this and does not want it, you don't […]

The Stream Team: The secret of Zhoom in AdventureQuest 3D

The Sandsea Saga part IV has released in AQ3D, and Massively OP's MJ is raring to go! She's been tasked with wiping out the rebel leader Zhoom to earn Lord Sekt's trust. But is Zhoon really a bad guy? MJ has to find out! Join us live at 7:00 p.m. to uncover more secrets of […]

The sun is setting on Need for Speed's online offerings, Call of Duty Online in China, and multiple SUBA MMOs

I'd like to say that a roundup of impending sunsets is a first on MOP, but this is 2021, the year Gamigo sunsetted a ton of games all at once, so unfortunately it's not. First, Need for Speed World sunsetted back in 2015, but a whole bunch of older Need for Speed online titles are […]

MMOs You've Never Heard Of: Elethor, Astonia, Guardians of Cloudia, Lands of Kehliel

Let's take a peek through some MMOs you've never heard of or have totally forgotten about. The tinier and more obscure, the better, we say! Astonia MMO Fallout put Astonia back on our radar, as we hadn't mentioned it since April of last year. It was originally launched in 1998 and went through several iterations […]

Multiplayer voxelbox Elteria Adventures begins open alpha testing on Steam

Elteria Adventures, the voxel-powered building and exploration sandbox that was first announced in May 2020 and elected to wholly change its visual style in April 2021, has taken its next developmental step forward. As of this past Wednesday, the game has begun open alpha playtesting, allowing anyone to check out the game by simply clicking […]

Hearthstone adds a new mini-set and Book of Mercenaries tale, plans more single-player stories for June

Update 20.4 in Hearthstone is bringing a number of new content updates to the online CCG. As of yesterday, the game has received a new Wailing Caverns mini-set with 35 new cards for players to purchase, along with a new Book of Mercenaries free story featuring the Dranei priestess Xyrella. The update has also added […]

The Repopulation team recreated over 1100 pieces of furniture from earlier builds

Let's be honest, it's never a good sign that I forget about an MMO until I see a developer tweet about it, but in this case, The Repopulation caught my attention with good news. The MMO has been under development for years now under the stewardship of the Hero Engine team Idea Fabrik, which took […]

PlanetSide 2 outlines upcoming NSO faction updates, including opening the group to free players

The Nanite Systems Operative (NSO) faction in PlanetSide 2 has always been a unique choice, as it really isn't its own faction so much as just a set of robots that join the side of the lowest populated empire and was only available to those who have a membership to the game. Those two factors […]

Odin: Valhalla Rising gets a South Korean launch date of June 29, releases a new trailer in English

Back in May of last year we reported on the upcoming title Odin: Valhalla Rising, a new MMORPG for PC and mobile developed by Lionheart Studio and published by Kakao Games with a pretty obvious setting and some extremely kinetic-looking combat. At the time, there weren't many release details, but thanks to Kakao's virtual showcase […]

CS:GO reboots F2P business model, tucking far more behind the paywall

Valve set off a dramabomb last night with its announcement that CounterStrike: Global Offensive would be dramatically changing its business model. The company essentially walked back the free-to-play model it's run in CSGO for the last three years, saying that "bad actors" have abused the free-play content to "hurt the experience of both new and […]

The Soapbox: MMO monetization that complements poor game design makes us all losers

I have a problem: As much as I enjoy games, I can see that many online and multiplayer games are becoming designed more poorly in order to sell themselves as a service, and they're getting better at the selling part without necessarily being worthy of it. With the latter, I'm fine buying DLC or paying […]

ARK Survival Evolved's Genesis Part 2, the 'bridge' to the ARK sequel, is finally live

As promised, ARK Survival Evolved has finally rolled out part two of its massive Genesis update, which essentially puts a capstone on the game's entire plotline; it's being sold as a "narrative bridge" between ARK and ARK II, with new missions, new critters (natch), new loot, and new biomes, including the "innards of the ever-expanding […]

World of Warcraft offers a preview of what will be required for flight in Shadowlands

Patch 9.1 for World of Warcraft will bring with it the coveted ability to fly in the game's expansion areas, but what will be required to get there? Not a whole heck of a lot, really, but you'd better be ready ahead of time by being done with the Covenant campaign and having your Renown already […]

Star Citizen talks about the creation of the Bengal carrier and hosts a competition to celebrate Pride

During the Invictus Launch Week event in Star Citizen, fans were treated to a special arrival as part of the UEE Navy's show of might: the Bengal carrier in all its fully functional glory, which happens to be the focus of this week's episode of Inside Star Citizen. In the video we learn about the […]

Bloomberg takes a look at the growing presence of 'Blizzard 2.0'

By this point everyone has had time to read and analyze that lengthy piece on IGN about Blizzard as a company in turmoil, wracked by changes in leadership and corporate culture over time. But what about the growing force of developers who have left? A new piece on Bloomberg takes a look at what is […]

Here's Every Gaming Event to Put on Your Schedule for E3 2021

We've got a jam-packed schedule ahead of us.

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Out Now in Early Access, The Last Spell Promises Challenging Turn-Based Fun

Available now via Steam Early Access, The Last Spell is a turn-based RPG with roguelike elements that pits players against hordes of enemies.

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The Best PS4 Games Available on PS Now

PS Now offers hundreds of games for you to play on PS4, PS5 or PC. Here are the best games you can play via the service if you subscribe.

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Train Station Renovation Review

Train Station Renovation tasks you with cleaning up neglected train stations but it never really feels like work.

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Let's Build a Zoo is Basically Theme Park With Animal Splicing

Coming to PC later this summer, Let's Build a Zoo is a quaint animal park building simulator with a very dark, animal-splicing twist.

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Dying Light: Hellraid Gets an All New Story Mode

Hellraid's, Dying Light's oddball medieval arcade game, has a new single-player story and more.

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Check Out After the Fall's In-Your-Face Enemies and Combat

Vertigo Games, creator of After the Fall, has given us a closer look at the co-op VR zombie shooter.

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart's Install Size Has Been Revealed

PlayStation 5 action-platformer Ratchet & Clank will reportedly take up between 34GB and 42GB on your console's hard drive.

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Action-RPG Lost Epic Launches into Early Access

Lost Epic, a side-on god-murdering action-RPG from the makers of Earth Wars has entered Steam Early Access.

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There'll Be No Saints Row, Dead Island 2, Metro or TimeSplitters at E3

Deep Silver have confirmed there'll be no Metro, Timesplitters, Dead Island 2 and Saints Row at E3 or Summer Game Fest.

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Everything Shown Off During Guerrilla Collective

Missed the stream? Don't worry - here's everything that was shown off during Guerrilla Collective.

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Play These Warhammer Games For Free This Weekend

Got some free time this weekend and love Warhammer? Why not check out some of these games that you'll be able to play for free?

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Overboard Review

Overboard makes getting away with murder fun.

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The Best Sims 4 Expansion Packs

From owning pets to going on holiday or heading off to university, there are so many great Sims 4 expansion packs out there.

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Post-Apocalyptic Strategy Frostpunk is Free on Epic Games Store

Looking for a cool deal? Frostpunk is now free on the Epic Games Store.

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Viewfinder Makes Our Brains Hurt But in a Good Way

Viewfinder is early in development but it's definitely got our attention.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie is Getting an Extended Cut

It's a-more Mario!

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Techland Launches a New Community Hub for Dying Light 2

TechlandGG, as it's called, will help you learn more about the game and also earn in-game items.

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No Man's Sky's Prisms Update is Out Now

The updates start coming and they don't stop coming

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Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters Announced

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters has been announced. This fast-paced, turn-based tactical RPG will hit PC in 2022.

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition Patch Features Fixes, Rebalances

Mass Effect Legendary Edition got a new patch today that brings a number of bug fixes, balance tweaks, and general improvements. General fixes include fixing errors that resulted in achievements and trophies not popping when they should, turning the lights on in some of the pre-rendered cutscenes (apparently, some of the lights were not on), making spoken English dialogue separate from English subtitles, improving PC performance for various hardware configurations, and several other "calibrations."

The fixes become a little more complicated when you go on a game by game basis. Mass Effect has seen improved eye animations for some male characters, fixed a bug that prevented characters from reaching the max level, and squashed another one that prevented some people from buying tier VII Spectre gear.

Over in Mass Effect 2, Illium's fog got toned down a bit and a character who unintentionally had red eyes in the Overlord DLC has had their eyes fixed. Mass Effect 3 had the fewest fixes, though a bug that prevented certain characters from properly appearing during the Citadel DLC has been fixed. This is by no means an exhaustive list. You can read the full patch notes here.

Loopmancer, 3D Horizontal Roguelite, Announced, Gets Trailer

Beijing-based developer eBrain Studio and publisher Yooreka Studio announced Loopmancer, a 3D horizontal roguelite game today. Loopmancer, which is set in a cyberpunk world, will release on both PC and home consoles. A release date was not announced.

The game is set in Dragon City in the year 2046. While technology has advanced at a rapid pace and is widely available, the gap between rich and poor has only grown. The story follows "Xiang Zixu, a brilliant private eye, [who] is killed while investigating the disappearance of a famous female journalist. Immediately after his death, he wakes up with a start in his apartment bedroom. Before he can process what happened, his phone rings and his colleague at the agency tells him of a new case: the disappearance of a famous female journalist."

Loopmancer features than 7 environments to explore, over 100 weapons to unlock, more than 30 enemies to fight, several skills to unlock, and choices that will actively impact the fates of the characters you encounter as well as the game's ending.

You can watch the announcement trailer below courtesy of IGN:

Elderand, Lovecraftian Metroidvania, Announced

Publisher Graffiti Games and developer Mantra announced Elderland, a Lovecraftian Metroidvania title, for consoles and PC today. Elderland is scheduled to launch in 2022.

According to the publisher, "In Elderand, players will experience a Lovecraftian inspired, story-driven action RPG game that forces players to use skill-based combat to take down deadly creatures. Explore and fight in a rich world to collect bountiful loot."

Elderland promises skill-based combat, a number of items, weapons, shields, relics and potions to discover and master, several lands to explore and master, characters to befriend, and monsters to fight. You'll also be able to haggle with shopkeepers for better items, which is a nice touch. Combine all of that with some truly gorgeous pixel art and, if the trailer is to be believed, a great soundtrack, and Elderland looks to be a winner.

You can watch a trailer for the game below:

The Division Series Won't be at Ubisoft Forward, New Content is on Track

The upcoming Ubisoft Forward presentation is starting to come together with the announcement of Rainbow Six Extraction. However, along with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, Ubisoft Massive's The Division 2 also won't be at E3 2021. In an official tweet, the developer said that it's "still hard at work" and that new content is "on track for the end of the year."

As for The Division Heartland, which saw its gameplay and details leak from a recent closed test, it will more tests available for those interested. More details on the same will be provided when the developer is ready. It's worth noting that the recently leaked BattleCat – a PvP shooter with characters from Ghost Recon Breakpoint, The Division and Splinter Cell – could still be announced at Ubisoft Forward.

Of course, it remains to be seen which development team is working on it so don't get your hopes up. Ubisoft has confirmed that along with Rainbow Six Extraction, Riders Republic and Far Cry 6 will be Ubisoft Forward along with additional content for Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime.

Rainbow Six Extraction Officially Announced, New Teaser and Dev Team Revealed

Months of rumors and leaks later, Ubisoft has revealed the official new name for Rainbow Six QuarantineRainbow Six Extraction. A short teaser showcases the alien parasite that is described as "sentient" and "consuming" as it spreads throughout a facility. The world reveal is slated for June 12th, 12 PM PT at Ubisoft Forward.

A separate video discusses the development team which is "led by a senior team of veterans at Ubisoft Montreal and around the world." Producer Antoine Vimal du Monteil noted that the game has grown "a lot" since the initial announcement. The gameplay involves the tactical shooting of Rainbow Six Siege against an "always evolving" alien threat while the main goal seems to be leaving no one behind.

Previous leaks from the game's technical alpha hinted at the extraction part. Players would use airlocks to transition between different sections in a zone with the difficulty increased in response. Depending on how much intel was gathered, one could extract or locate more (presumably for better rewards). Stay tuned for more details and official gameplay from the title at Ubisoft Forward.

Warner Bros. Games – Upcoming Presentation Consists of Back 4 Blood Only

After the schedule for E3 2021 was revealed, many were excited at seeing Warner Bros. Games present. The company has numerous big games in development, from Hogwarts Legacy to Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad. Previously, it confirmed a PvP showcase for Back 4 Blood on June 13th at 2 PM PT, which seemed to be separate from the main presentation.

Unfortunately, it seems that will be the only Warner Bros. title present at E3 2021. The Summer Game Fest Twitter clarified that, "The Warner. Bros Games presentation is Back 4 Blood, there is not a separate event." So if you've been hoping for any new details, then you'll have to keep hoping (especially since many of Warner Bros. Games' releases have been delayed to 2022).

Hogwarts Legacy, Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad (along with whatever NetherRealm is working on) aren't the only titles that won't be seen in the coming week. Ubisoft recently confirmed that the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake also wouldn't make an appearance. Stay tuned for more information in the meantime as E3 2021 begins on June 12 and ends on June 15th.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Won't be at Ubisoft Forward

Ubisoft is one of the many publishers gearing up for E3 2021 and revealed which titles would be appearing at its Ubisoft Forward showcase. However, one title was missing in the line-up – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake. In an official tweet, the publisher confirmed that it would not be making an appearance at the digital event.

"We are making great progress for our game to release next year but we are not ready to share any additional information just yet. We will share an update as soon as we are ready." The remake was originally slated to release in January 2021 before being delayed to March. It was delayed again to a "later date" and this is the first mention of it releasing next year.

The initial reveal garnered some criticism for allegedly cutting corners on the graphics and presentation (with the developer stating that there had been "no cutbacks" in the budget or timeline). Very little new information or gameplay footage has been provided since the delays and it could be a while before we hear about it again. The remake is in development for Xbox One, PS4 and PC though it may also be in development for Nintendo Switch.

As for Ubisoft Forward, it takes place on June 12th at 12 PM PT. Titles that will be featured include the next Rainbow Six, Riders Republic, Far Cry 6 and more.

Battlefield 6 – Countdown to Reveal Trailer Livestream is Live

After cryptic messages sent to various content creators, various social media platforms glitching and whatnot, a livestream countdown to Battlefield 6's reveal trailer is now available. The game's official Twitter noted that all systems were "offline" and "rebooting" with the current loading at 10 percent. A clip with glitch animations can also be seen.

A recent leak indicated that the next Battlefield is called Battlefield 2042. This would seem in line with the futuristic setting that's been touted in previous rumors and leaked screenshots. Along with 128 player multiplayer modes, there will reportedly be new tools like a grappling hook and wingsuit, "specialists" with unique abilities for each squad and much more.

The reveal trailer is currently slated to go live on June 9th at 7 AM PT so expect even more teases and updates on the "loading progress" in the meantime. An alpha is rumored to be announced and made available at EA Play Live on July 22nd. The game will release in Holiday 2021 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Terra Nil Announced – Broforce Developer's Next Game Focuses on Environmental Restoration

Developer Free Lives, known for violent titles like Broforce and Gorn, has revealed its next game which is decidedly more tranquil. Published by Devolver Digital, Terra Nil is an open-ended strategy title that focuses on restoring the environment. A demo is currently available on Steam – check out the first trailer below.

With procedurally generated maps providing diversity in each playthrough, players are tasks with cleansing the soil, recycling buildings, restoring the climate and rejuvenating their surroundings. Multiple regions are available on the map with different requirements, plants and animals to keep in mind. There are also different weather patterns for each.

The hand painted environments and peaceful soundtrack definitely provide a more chilled out experience (with the developer promising that everything moves and breathes… aside from the rocks, of course). Devolver Digital hasn't provided a release date for Terra Nil (which is listed as "TBA" on Steam) but perhaps we'll learn more during its upcoming Devolver Direct. Stay tuned in the meantime.

Gearbox Teaser Website Seemingly Confirms Borderlands Spinoff "Wonderlands" for June 10 Reveal

Of the more than thirty games that will be shown off at Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live on Thursday, June 10, it's been confirmed that one of them is going to be a new announcement from 2K Games and Gearbox. Gearbox has launched a teaser website for the same – – and it seems that website may have spilled the beans on what that game is going to be.

As reported by VGC, the code for the website has more than a few mentions of the game's name, which is seemingly going to be Wonderlands. So why's that significantly? Well, according to a recent leakBorderlands' spinoff is going to star Tiny Tina, launch later this year, and be announced imminently, so it's quite likely that this is what that was in reference of. According to the leak, Wonderlands is going to have core gameplay similar to the main Borderlands series, and will feature "multiclass heroes."

The game is set to be announced on June 10, so we'll know soon enough what it is. Stay tuned to GamingBolt for more details until then.

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