The gaming world just doesn’t stop, with some exciting news every week. New releases and updates are something we all look forward to. And while most news these days seem to be about the upcoming Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, you’re not here for that. MMO fans know that there are new games to play in the current generation and on PC upcoming, and we are here to help you with your search of upcomming MMOs. Additionally we are hear to point out the many classics out there available to play still, that are still pretty active.
2020 has been quite a bizarre year, but it still holds many months ahead, and there are plenty of MMO coming. While the MMO genre is dominated by big names like World of Warcraft, there are many more great titles out there with huge fan bases.
There are many upcomming MMOs coming in the next few months, but we are here to discuss only the most relevant of them. There will be varied options for both PC and consoles, so you can rest assured that there will be something here for you. Not only new games are coming soon, but there are also new updates on existing games. Even though there are so many great MMO games coming soon, we’re here to make things easier for you. So we reduced the list to just one, as well as a list of the top 5 MMOs of the past which you can decide for yourself. Just remember, these games are listed in no particular order.
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While New World is a complete newcomer into the massively multiplayer online game world. You don’t have to feel bad if you’ve never played any game from the developer since it’s not one of the usual suspects. This upcomming MMO is not a simple fantasy-set title, but more of a historic-fantasy game. Developed by Amazon Game Studios is set to be a subscription-free game, with the obvious in-game purchases.
What makes this game really stand out from many other MMO is that it’s set in the mid-1600s in semi-realistic land. All the characters in the game are humans so don’t expect monsters, orcs or fairies around. You play as a colonizer arriving at a fictitious land, based on British America, located in the Atlantic Ocean.
Missions are about scavenging resources, fighting other players and crafting materials. It’s another one of the PVP massively multiplayer games. Throughout the years of development, the game has changed a lot of the mechanics involved. But it has never changed the focus on the PVP and massive territory battles with 100 players divided into teams.
While it’s drifting away from MMORPG, it’s still a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game, but faster. This is the first game developed by Amazon, so it-s exciting to see what they can do. Especially since the company has become one of the biggest companies in the world. From what we’ve seen so far, New World promises to be one of the best-looking MMO games ever. The beautiful designs and cinematic look of the game are already exciting enough. This is expected to be one of the most thrilling player-driven massively multiplayer online games in the last years.
The game is not out yet, but it’s expected to release somewhere around August 2020. But an open beta is expected sometime in April.
- Overcome the brutal legions of The Corrupted and draw battle lines with competing players in this land of danger and opportunity.
- Combine skill and strength in melee combat, attack at range with precision, or master arcane attacks.
- Bend the wilds to your will by hunting fierce beasts for food and crafting materials, and harvesting valuable resources from the land to fuel your ascent to power.
- The Deluxe Edition includes the Woodsman armor skin, Woodsman hatchet skin, Mastiff house pet, Rock/Paper/Scissors emote set, and the New World digital art book.
- Pre-order before New World launches to secure Closed Beta access when it is available and get Isabella’s amulet, the Fist Bump emote, a guild crest set, and the “Expedition One” unique title.
Best MMOs Ever – Our Top 5
Released a few years ago, Final Fantasy XIV still remains relevant as one of the most popular MMORPGs out there. Even though the Final Fantasy saga is not known for this genre of games they really made it with Final Fantasy XIV.
It wouldn’t have been easy to recommend at launch, and with all the expensive expansions it seemed way too expensive. Not only this, but the game was also slow and really not so good. The Final Fantasy fanbase wasn’t happy at all with the game, so Square Enix took action into this. Getting an entire team to basically remake the game. This ended up with amazing results and an incredible game.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is one of the most compelling MMORPGs you can play right now. With the amazing lore of the Final Fantasy series taken into a new world. The character design and world-building are beautiful. Stunning visuals and tons of customization are just a couple of the things this game got right.
And with the new expansion packs that keep coming up, new content is constantly added into the game. Not that many MMORPG receive so much amazing story content year after year. The main story quest in this game is simply stunning. And there are incentives for the players to stay active, new classes, missions, races and more. If you had to play just one MMO this year, make sure it’s Final Fantasy XIV
- A new adventure awaits in Norvrandt
- New jobs, including Gunbreaker and Dancer
- New Playable races: Viera and Hrothgar
- Level cap increase from 70 to 80
- New cities to explore: The Crystarium and Eulmore
2. The Elder Scrolls Online – Highest Rated MMO
You’re probably surprised to see this name here. Just like Final Fantasy XIV, the beginning of this game was also rocky, to say the least. Terrible reviews and fan complaints were pretty common back then. But the game has improved a lot over the years, now not only is it not bad, but it is actually a great MMORPG.
Now, don’t go into this game expecting to play a massively multiplayer online version of Skyrim. This is a very different game, its setting is a thousand years before the events in Skyrim, and eight hundred years before Morrowind and Oblivion.
The game is filled with all the amazing lore you’d expect from an Elder Scrolls game. The quality of the designs and world-building is stunning. And even without getting the expansions, the world is huge. It gets even bigger after getting the different expansion packs or paying the extra membership.
What makes The Elder Scrolls online feel so alive is that it’s an ever-expanding game. They keep adding new content into the game and the world keeps getting bigger and bigger. Each new DLC adds classes, species, worlds, dungeons, quests and much more. Battle monsters, explore dungeons, complete quests alone or with your team. This isn’t like Skyrim, but it’s great in its own different way
- Unlimited Adventures, No Subscription Required
- The Fight for Tamriel Begins: Three alliances vie for control of the Empire. As these powers battle for supremacy, darker forces move to destroy the world.
- Play the Way You Like: Battle, craft, fish, steal, siege, or explore. The choice is yours to make in a persistent Elder Scrolls world.
- A Multiplayer RPG: Adventure alone, quest with friends, or join an army of hundreds in epic PVP battles.
- Tell Your Own Story: Discover the secrets of Tamriel as you quest to regain your lost soul and save the world from Oblivion.
3. World of Warcraft – Most Popular MMO
Any list of the best massively multiplayer games would be incomplete without mentioning World of Warcraft. Released over a decade ago it’s still the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game there is. The game has changed a lot through the years, and now it’s a very different experience. While it’s still the most traditional MMO around, and basically the one who started it all, Blizzard has changed a lot of stuff.
There isn’t much to say about World of Warcraft that you haven’t heard a thousand times before. There’s even a South Park episode based on the game. Customize your character, choose classes and races and get on an adventure. Still, it remains better than most upcomming MMOs and brings in a lot of money for Blizzard.
The immense game-world of World of Warcraft is still expanding to this day, and some of the mechanics have changed. The addition of player-controlled NPCs you can send on missions and more is there. But the basic mechanics of the game are still the same. There’s something nostalgic about this game. It probably isn’t still the best MMO, but it continues to be the king in terms of popularity.
- World of Warcraft Game
- Includes Expansion Packs: The Burnings Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, and Mists of Pandaria
- 30 days of free game time included
- Includes levels 1 through 90
- Subscription, Internet connection, and Battle.net registration required
Yes, this is an old title, not as old as World of Warcraft, but it’s still a little outdated. The visuals can’t be compared to more modern MMO like Black Desert or Final Fantasy XIV but there’s still something special about Lord of the Rings Online.
If you’re a fan of the massively multiplayer online genre and enjoy fantasy, then this game is for you. Tolkien’s Middle Earth is one of the best-developed fantasy worlds ever created. If it has ever been your dream to explore this vast land, this is possibly the best option you have.
With all the mechanics you’d expect from a nice massively multiplayer online game and the world of Tolkien, this game still has a lot to it. Choose between one of the four classes: Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits. Then get ready for an adventure, gather a team to make things more fun and balanced. Beware, there’s a lot of dangerous places in Middle Earth, and fights can be tough if you’re alone.
While it’s free-to-play, we highly recommend you get the quad-starter pack. It includes expansions and a lot of in-game benefits you can enjoy. It’s an excellent game, and if you’re a Tolkien fan, this game is made just for you.
5. Fallout 76
We’re closing the list with another surprising title, once again from Bethesda. Remember how The Elder Scrolls Online isn’t supposed to be like Skyrim or any other Elder Scrolls game? Well, Fallout 76 was actually supposed to be something similar to a Fallout 4 online, except that it isn’t.
After a terrible launch, with some of the worst numbers in a Fallout game ever, the game has improved a bit. It’s not like it’s the best MMO game you can play, but it’s a pretty unique one. With new expansions and updates, the game has been growing a lot since its original release.
The new DLC Wastelanders adds new quests and finally NPCs into the game, making it a much more enjoyable experience. There are tons of new quests and new equipment to survive the wasteland. It finally implements the reputation and karma mechanics that we are so used to see in Fallout games.
The game is slowly but surely getting closer to the experience it was always meant to be. Even though it had a terrible start, it’s time to give it a chance. Who knows, it might just end up becoming one of the best MMO out there. Only time will tell, but as of now, it is much better than in its early days and I am sure that there will be upcomming MMOs released within the series.
- New Main Quest: Uncover the secrets of West Virginia by playing through an all-new main quest, starting from the moment you leave Vault 76.
- Human NPCs: Befriend or betray new neighbors who have come to rebuild, and experience Appalachia through the eyes of its residents.
- New Creatures and Gear: Take down newly mutated creatures finding their way to the region and earn the highest tier of weapons and armor.
- Choices and Reputation: Alter the fates of those you meet with dialogue trees. Decisions affect your standing with each faction through an all-new reputation system.
Final Thoughts on Upcomming MMOs
We love video games here at D3HEAD, so it is no surprise that we are excited about some of the upcomming MMOs to be released later this year. Still, there are plenty of hours to be spent on some of the past MMOs that we mention is our top 5 list, that remain popular even today. If you think we missed one, let us know and we can add it! Thank you for reading.