Top Upcoming MMO Video Games of 2018

Note: Article updated in August of 2018.

2018 is quickly approaching and with it will come a slew of new video game titles to look forward to playing. With that said, now’s a good time to start marking down what video games to keep an eye on when they officially launch next year. Let us lend a hand, in this list, in particular, we’re going over the top MMO video games launching in 2018.


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Sea of Thieves

  • Developer: Rare
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XB1
  • Release: March 20, 2018

Sea of Thieves is all about being a pirate with a crew. Scavenge for treasure, loot islands, take to the open sea, and battle against other crews that are unfortunate enough to come across your pathway.

User-generated content is a big feature for Sea of Thieves as well. Players will be able to craft their own custom stories using the various in-game tools. From there, these campaigns can be uploaded online for other players to download and enjoy on their own.

 


Dual Universe

  • Developer: Novaquark
  • Publisher: TBD
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release Date: 2018

This is an upcoming title that very well might not officially release within 2017 as developers hope to release an alpha version next year. Overall, Dual Universe seems to be quite ambitious and even said to combine elements from Minecraft, No Man’s Sky, Eve Online, Star Citizen, and Space Engineers.

Players will share a massive single universe with the ability to edit game worlds by adding structures, altering terrain, along with creating ship scripts and constructs. Dual Universe will focus on collective gameplay with gamers exploring, mining, trading, crafting, and creating in-game politics.

 


Camelot Unchained

  • Developer: City State Entertainment
  • Publisher: City State Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2018

Camelot Unchained is an upcoming title that is considered to be a spiritual successor to Dark Age of Camelot. Overall this fantasy world players will be dwelling within has been nearly destroyed leaving where gamers will be put into the shoes as part of the remaining survivors of the world.

Developers City State Entertainment emphasize that the story and adventure for players will be one that will reclaim the world. Furthermore, this RvR game will be a player-driven economy with no real-world money shops available for gamers to quickly buff and enhance their characters.

 


Wild West Online

  • Developer: 612 Games
  • Publisher: 612 Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2018

If you enjoyed Red Dead Redemption and are looking for a strictly online game similar to the Rockstar Games franchise, then keep tabs on Wild West Online.

This is an upcoming MMO open world video game set in the 19th century. Players will be one of the many cowboys and outlaws in the old west. Developers have stated that the game will be available for both first person and third person view.

Likewise, the game is said to include a wide range of activities such as farming, RP servers and quests. However, some of the finer details on what the overall ideas in the works is still kept away from the public.

 


Fallout 76

  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: November 14, 2018

Fallout 76 is the latest upcoming installment to the Fallout franchise though it will be quite a bit different in comparison to past main installments. Bethesda has developed Fallout 76 to be an online multiplayer title that takes place before previous Fallout games.

Within the game, players take on a member from Vault 76 where their goal is to help rebuild the wasteland when the vault opens twenty-five years after the nuclear war. While this is still an action RPG, the gameplay is centered on building up and maintaining settlements.

From we have gathered so far, players will not be seeing any NPCs but instead, the game will feature other live players enjoying the game. As a result, there won’t be any quests to take on which means you’ll be crafting your own story.

This is also a rather large game with the map being four times the size of Fallout 4. While you can stumble upon other random players, the game will allow for online cooperative gameplay. Unfortunately, this online cooperative party mode will only limit players to three players, but you can at least join up with friends if you wish to explore and work together within the Wasteland.

 


Boundless

  • Developer: Wonderstruck Games
  • Publisher: Wonderstruck Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: September 11, 2018

Boundless is a procedurally generated title where players can explore countless planets. The game is made up of block-shaped resources, similar to Minecraft, though you’ll be joined with players all over the world. Players are encouraged to explore, build, hunt, trade, and craft items.

Players are also encouraged to band together and help build up settlements within planets. Otherwise, you can be an explorer where you set off to discover new locations, creatures, and resources to use. This is an always changing universe being procedurally generated making exploring a bit endless.

The game has been out since 2014 through Early Access on Steam but it finally has an official release date attached to the project. Gamers will be able to purchase the full game on September 11, 2018.

 


Total War: Arena

  • Developer: Creative Assembly
  • Publisher:  Wargaming, Sega
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: February 22, 2018

If you enjoy the Total War series then we suggest checking out Total War: Arena. This is a free-to-play title where players are tossed into an epic battle that’s typically a 10v10 style team. The game match puts players in control of commanders and must work together with your team to defeat the opposing force completely or capture the enemy base.

Battles will have hundreds of warriors to command though matches never take very long to complete. Players will essentially spend ten to twenty minutes per match and if you’re not looking to go head to head with other players then there is an AI bot mode so you can hone your skills a bit.

Being that this game is a free-to-play title, there is an incentive to spend some cash on content within the game. However, you can save up your in-game currency if you wish to grind through the game a bit instead of spending your hard earned money.

 


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