You’d think that there wouldn’t be a lot of MMOs coming out in the future because of the state of games and how they’re being played. But you’d be wrong. 2023 alone has multiple ones coming out. Here are a few of them in no particular order.
#7 ARK: Survival Ascended
Release Date: October 26, 2023
If you enjoyed Ark: Survival Evolved, then check out Ark: Survival Ascended. This is a remake of the 2017 release. Developers have used Unreal Engine 5, so the game looks better than ever. However, the base game is very much the same. Players are trying to survive on a mysterious island full of hostile dinosaurs and other players. It’s an MMO, so you may be against a group seeking to take your precious resources away. Overall, you’ll want to seek resources, craft helpful gear, and make a tribe. It’s a dog-eat-dog kind of world, and you never know who or what will be just around the corner.
Release Date: TBA 2023
Palia throws players into a new fantasy world. In this magical world, the human species disappeared thousands of years ago. No one knows what happened to the human race, but suddenly the world of Palia finds humans returning. Players will be stepping into the role of a human, striving to figure out what happened to the disappearance of the species in the first place. With that said, we know that combat in this game is not the focus here, as players could opt out of combat experiences altogether.
#5 The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom
Platform: PC PS4 Xbox One PS5 XSX|S
Release Date: June 05, 2023
The folks over at Zenimax Media unveiled last year that 2023 would change some things up for The Elder Scrolls Online. We would start seeing shorter chapters released, and now we have Necrom. This is a DLC chapter where players will venture to the Telvanni Peninsula. It’s here where you’ll learn of a secret hidden away from the Daedric Prince that could potentially unravel reality itself. You’ll get new zones to explore, a thrilling storyline, and it’s said that we’ll be getting a new warden along with arcanist class companions.
Platform: PC PS4 Xbox One PS5 XSX|S
Release Date: August 17, 2023
Wayfinder is an action MMO that’s set after a great apocalypse has happened. The world began to collapse when forces clashed, and gods were hunted down. Now players are living in a dying world, and society seeks out whatever scraps of resources might be left. You are just among a few of the survivors, a Wayfinder looking to bring back peace and stability within the land. Since this is a third-person action game, you’ll find the combat to be a bit more fast-paced, and it looks like players will have some say in how their protagonist will enter combat. There will be abilities to unlock as you progress through the various missions, and like other typical MMOs, items are available to uncover or craft, further buffing your character for whatever may come their way.
#3 Life Beyond
- Release date: 2023
- Developer: Darewise Entertainment
- Publisher: Darewise Entertainment
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Life Beyond is a game that believe it or not uses Blockchain and other technologies to help you create your own special part of existence within the title. So make of this what you will.
As for the game itself, you’ll be on an alien world and get to make your own way as you want to. You can go and seek out all that is within this new world, and save it from the various nanoinfections that are trying to take over. Doing so will help you conquer new areas!
Once you take it, transform it into something you want it to be, then team up with others and govern it so you can turn it into a paradise.
- Platform: Microsoft Windows
- Developers: Shiny Shoe, Shiny Shoe LLC
- Publishers: Shiny Shoe, Shiny Shoe LLC
- Release date: May 22, 2023
What happens when the stories of an infinite amount of worlds become unbound and are causing chaos everywhere? Well, you’re going to find out in Inkbound. In this co-op roguelike title you’ll have to team up with your friends in order to fight off the various creatures that are literally becoming unbound from their stories.
You’ll have different classes and abilities that you’ll be able to use to fight back, and by working together, you’ll overcome all sorts of great obstacles in order to save all of these worlds.
Do you have what it takes, and will you and your friends be able to team-up to save everything?
#1 Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen
Release: Pre Alpha Testing 2023
Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game
Developer: Visionary Realms, Inc
Designer: Chris Perkins; Adam Mostel
Director: Chris Rowan; Chris Kronenthal
Platform: Microsoft Windows
Welcome to the world of Terminus, where loyalty and betrayal are common depending on whom you serve, and what you intend to do.
The game itself is large, so large in fact that it notes that the environment itself has a story. To the extent that you’re going to want to pay attention to everything very closely so that you can see for yourself what the lore and history of this land is.
As you travel forth you’ll need to make friends so that you can take on bigger and more powerful threats and terrains. But also, be mindful of whom you scorn, for your enemies might have allies of their own.
Disclaimer: This article was updated on 11/7/23 as we continue to adjust this list with new entries or remove games due to delays or failure to captivate audiences.