Carrie Fisher To Be Memorialized In Elite: Dangerous

Elite: Dangerous

Carrie Fisher’s incredible career touched the heart of millions. From her famous roles in the Star Wars franchise to influences stretching into the video-game industry. It seems only fitting that both industries pay tribute as Elite: Dangerous developers today announced their upcoming tribute to the star. The news comes from Executive Producer Michael Brookes on … Read more

Experience Points & Leveling Completely Removed From Rust

Rust

Facepunch Studios’ sandbox MMO, Rust, continues to struggle with cementing its identity in the gaming space as once again the developers backtrack and remove a huge aspect of the game, this time opting to remove the experience points and leveling system entirely. When Rust originally released back in 2013 the game featured radiation zones and … Read more

Fear Has Evolved In Halloween ARK Celebrations

ARK: Survival Evolved

The Jurassic environment of ARK: Survival Evolved darkens as developers Studio Wildcard announce a selection of exciting events this Halloween including spooky quests, a DodoWyvern, the legendary Dino Skeletons and Clowns. The ultimate Halloween event from last year returns as Fear Evolved 2 brings similar content from 2015s event and mixes it up with a … Read more

New Sandbox MMORPG Dogma: Eternal Night Fails To Impress On Kickstarter

Dogma Eternal Night

Prelude Games Factory were hoping for an early start to the festive cheers this year but it appears their vision may have fallen short as the supernatural creature themed Dogma: Eternal Night faces a severe struggle if it hopes to meet its $100,000 goal within the next 4 hours. On paper the game sounded like … Read more

Community Vie To See Return Of Original Darkfall Online

Darkfall Unholy Wars

Typically a community is excited to explore a vastly “improved” re-release of their current MMO of choice but that’s not how the community of Darkfall Online feels as they’ve banded together with the hopes of seeing the game restored to past versions. Currently operating under a different title, Darkfall: Unholy Wars was the result of … Read more

Top 10 Sandbox MMORPGs for 2015

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Today we are going to take a look at the top 10 best MMO sandbox games that are coming out this year, 2015!  These games are going to be open world, and give you a huge amount of freedom, including: creation mechanics, player-housing, destruction mechanics and more.  The point of these games are that they are a huge open world and offer you a great amount of freedom.  With that in mind, we are going to rank these by which games will give you the most polish, the most freedom and all the tools that you would want in a sandbox.  Here’s our top 10 best sandbox MMOs for 2015!

[heading]H1Z1[/heading]Let’s start the list by talking about H1Z1, because we already know what it’s like, and we know that it lacks a lot of polish at this point.  But in the end, it’s really a good, genre-defining game, at least for being free to play.  The aesthetic of the game is not ground-breaking by any means, but in the end it gives us a huge amount of craftables, a lot of depth and the freedom to create fortresses, building, traps and more.

[heading]Crowfall[/heading]Here we have Crowfall, which looks like it will be similar to Albion Online, except far more immersive and will also be using a shard system (similar to Shards Online), so you will have a home-world and also other shards to go and explore.  It seems like the game will be similar oriented to open world PvP in World of Warcraft, except done right!  It will have voxel destruction, guilds, action combat and much more.

[heading]Albion Online[/heading]Albion Online has made it to a couple of top 10 lists that we have done in the past, mostly because it really is going to be genre-defining, as well as playable on many devices, like browser and mobile.  But really for a pure sandbox game it will be very polished and give you all the tools you want in a sandbox game.

[heading]Survarium[/heading]Survarium will be a little different from our usual open-world survival MMOs, because that’s going to be only one component of the game.  Which can be good or really bad.  Survarium will have instanced PvP battles as well as a co-op section, and also an open world area to play as a survival MMO.

[heading]The Repopulation[/heading]This game might not be for everyone, it will probably onlyl be for the most hardcore of player.  It will be a sci-fi shooter, but without any real shooting mechanics, playing more like your standard MMO.  The best part of the game will be the huge amount of content, but will probably not be for the casual gamer.  Those of you with a huge amount of patience, and willingness to try out a hardcore MMO game will be into The Repopulation.

[heading]The Division[/heading]The Division has a lot of potential, but so did Destiny!  With Ubisoft’s current track record, a lot of people are losing some of their hype and hope, but I’ve got my fingers crossed.  The main questions are how much freedom will we have, what are some of the limitations will there be.  The Division definitely looks great, which is mainly why people are excited about.  The story, RPG mechanics and sheer immersion are what may make The Division one of the best sandbox MMOs for the year.

[heading]Shards Online[/heading]There are a lot of really interesting sandboxers out there, but Shards Online will allow you to create your own little universe, which will be one of the most unique aspects of the game.  Traversing different players shards will give everyone a chance to try out many different ways that people are playing the game.

[heading]Reign of Kings[/heading]Currently in early access, the game will be released later this year and is looking really great and polished.  Think a mix of Skyrim and Minecraft.  The goal of the game is to own the throne and become the king and be able to do things like tax people on the server.  Even the lower level of gameplay seems fun and different.

[heading]Black Desert Online[/heading]Black Desert Online, from Pearl Abyss, will borrow a ton of things from some of our most favorite sandbox games like: open-world PvP, player-housing, a player-driven economy, an open-ended economy and more!  This mixed with the typical MMO and MMORPG archetypes will make this one a great choice for players who like hardcore sandbox games, as well as those who are typically RPG players.

[heading]Star Citizen[/heading]Our number one spot goes to Star Citizen, it’s got so much hype right now that I think you probably could have guessed it.  The risk and reward gameplay is something we love about sandbox games, and Star Citizen promises to bring just that, with a huge universe and a huge amount of options.  This will be the next generation of sandbox games and we’re super excited to get into this game and fully immerse ourselves in the universe.

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Das Tal Weekend Stress Test Event Announced

Das Tal News

Fairytale Distillery today announced that supports of the upcoming open sandbox MMORPG, Das Tal, and other invitees will have the opportunity to get involved in a special stress test event scheduled to take place this Saturday, November 22nd. The test session even will begin on Saturday at 8PM CET and run through until midnight CET. … Read more

Trion’s Voxel Based MMO Trove Enters Closed Beta Next Week

Trove News

Trion Worlds today announced that their voxel-based free-to-play online MMO game, Trove, will soon be making the transition to the next stage of development and testing with the upcoming release of open beta. The game has already amassed a huge following with its unique take on the voxel-based game world and that following is sure … Read more

Community Inspires Huge List Of Changes For Albion Online

Albion Online News

As pre-release testing phases become more about marketing and hype than testing one developer stands above the rest as Sandbox Interactive today released a massive list of upcoming changes based purely on the feedback and reports from the Albion Online community. In the coming months the team at Sandbox Interactive have planned a list of … Read more

Trion Takes On The Dark Side Of ArcheAge Community Head On

ArcheAge News

Having recovered from the traditionally rocky launch expected from today’s MMO the publishers of ArcheAge, Trion Worlds, have turned their attention to addressing the huge level of problems caused by the rampant real money trading elements of the community. Since the games launch the developers have been attempting to combat the huge influx of bots … Read more

Hardcore Medieval Survival Sandbox “Life Is Feudal” Ships 100,000 Copies In Early Access

Life Is Feudal News

The survival MMO genre remains surrounded in controversy but there’s still plenty of players hoping a developer can deliver the experience they so crave as Bitbox announce that the medieval themed survival MMO, Life is Feudal, has sold over 100,000 copies since its debut on Steam Early Access last month. Life is Feudal takes a … Read more