Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: MMO

MechWarrior Online launches on Steam, gets new Faction Play mode

MechWarrior Online (PC) Steam Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Steam has added Piranha Games’ MechWarrior Online to its catalog. Also, starting today, players can access Faction Play to battle for the Inner Sphere in Clan Invasions. But that’s not all, robot jox, as more announcements will be made tomorrow during a livestream from Piranha’s HQ in Vancouver, set to run from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. (CST). On top of news on upcoming developments, 100 players will be on-site for streamed matches.

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Final Fantasy XI final big update launched, Seekers of Adoulin

Final Fantasy XI (PC) Seekers of Adoulin Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix is capping off 14 years of Final Fantasy XI with one final update. Seekers of Adoulin adds a new area, Reisenjima, where players will battle to secure Vana’diel. To celebrate, all accounts inactive as of October 23 will be able to play the ending chapter for free from November 13 through 24, and all previous releases are also being discounted. The Seekers of Adoulin expansion pack will be $4.99 (from $9.99) and the all-in-one Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition will be $9.99 (from $39.99) from tomorrow until November 30. World Transfers have also been reduced from $18.00 to $9.00. Additional details about the discounts can be found here.

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – Orsinium DLC detailed

The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited  (Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One) Orsinium DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bethesda has detailed and previewed the latest downloadable pack for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, Orsinium. The add-on will expand the realm with two public dungeons for solo and group play (Old Orsinium, Rkindaleft), a nine-ring arena challenge with two difficulty levels (The Maelstrom Arena), and the Orcs’ ancestral home, Orsinium, in the Wrothgar Mountains. New gear, unique crafting skills, and quests are also being added, all of which is estimated to add over 20 hours of play time. PC gamers are getting a chance to play the Orsinium later today when it goes up for testing on the Public Test Server.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition

(PlayStation 4 Review) Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition

“… a great buy for both newcomers and returning players who skipped out on the early expansions.”

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Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited gets Imperial City DLC for PC

The Elder Scrolls Online (Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One) Imperial City DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first download pack for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, Imperial City, has gone live for Mac and Windows PC. Console gamers will be able to download it on September 16. The expansion finds the Imperial City overrun by the Daedric forces of Prince Molag Bal and all three alliances facing off to regain the city for themselves. The add-on features six Imperial Districts offering areas for player-versus-player and player-versus-environment combat; new dungeons, with the Imperial Sewers for small groups of player-versus-player and player-versus-environment challenges, and White-Gold Tower and Imperial Prison for player-versus-environment challenges; new quests and enemies; and a new form of currency, Tel Var Stones, along with Veteran Rank 16 weapons and kit. Players can also explore to find an assortment of new costumes, mounts, pets, and polymorphs.

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited out for PS4, Xbox One

The Elder Scrolls Online (Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One) Patch 1 Announcement - Screenshot 4

Bethesda has released The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for PS4 and Xbox One. The MMO, set in the world made famous by Morrowind and Skyrim, has recently transitioned from a subscription-based to a single-purchase model, with $59.99 buying the original game along with all content updates and additions. However, the game does feature optional in-game purchases for customization and convenience items. An ESO Plus subscription is also on offer for those who want access to all downloadable content packs, exclusive in-game perks, and a monthly stipend of crowns. To learn more about what awaits in Tamriel, check out this video on choice and this video on activities.

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PlanetSide 2 to officially launch for PS4 on June 23

PlanetSide2 (PC, PS4) PS4 Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Daybreak has announced that PlanetSide 2 will be deploying for PS4 on June 23. The free-to-play title has been in closed beta since January, and has been available for PC since 2012. All players will have access to the massively multiplayer first-person shooter, which is supported by in-game purchases as well as an optional membership that costs $14.99 a month. Members receive Battle Cash, discounts in the marketplace, access to exclusive promotions and double experience weekends, plus boosts for experience, certs, and resources. Director of development Andy Sites wrote up more about the impending launch at the PS Blog.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited video highlights activities

Bethesda has released the second video in their This is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited series. The first video covered the amount of choice in options and play styles, while the latest details the possible activities for players to partake in, such as dungeons world bosses, Trials, and the Alliance War in Cyrodiil. Castle sieges, large-scale battles, and hulking bosses are all on display during the three-minute run time.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited trailer highlights choice

Bethesda has released a new video for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. Titled Freedom and Choice in Tamriel, the footage focuses on the extensive options available to players, such as the classes and races they can choose from to the playstyles made possible by the extensive amount of ability specialization options. Tamriel Unlimited includes all of the content from the original ESO, plus all subsequent patches and content updates, but without the subscription fee.

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Daybreak launches website, kicks off livestreams and contests

Daybreak (Company) Launch - Screenshot 1 (H1Z1)

The recently rebranded Daybreak Game Company has revealed their new website as well as celebration plans. Beginning today, the studio will be hosting a week of livestreams of titles from their days as Sony Online Entertainment, including DC Universe Online, EverQuest, Landmark, and PlanetSide. In addition to the streams, the studio will also be giving away goodies and announcing other activities. The full schedule is available below.

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