We’re taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we head into 2019!
You might think that August, having birthed Battle for Azeroth, would have been the bombshell month for 2018, but you’d be wrong. It was in fact September, which saw the announcement that EVE Online and CCP Games had been bought out by Black Desert’s Pearl Abyss, the news that THQ Nordic had bought the rights to and abandoned MMO Project Copernicus, the revelation that WildStar and Carbine were being shut down, and the report that Daybreak had seen major investment from a benefactor aiming to use it to build mobile games and an e-sports empire.
And that was all just on September 6th! The rest of the month was no slouch either; we learned that another Lord of the Rings MMO is in the works, Boundless launched, Belgium began its criminal investigation over lockboxes, and MassivelyOP itself got a major website overhaul.
Incidentally, we think September 6th, 2018, is now the biggest single news day in MMORPG history to date, followed closely by March 11th, 2016, when Daybreak canceled EverQuest Next, WildStar was hit with mass layoffs, and Colin Johanson left Guild Wars 2, all in the span of a few hours.
Read on for the whole list from September of this past year!
TOP NEWS STORIES OF SEPTEMBER 2018
FAVORITE EDITORIALS OF SEPTEMBER 2018
ALL 2018 YEAR-IN-REVIEW POSTS SO FAR
- Vietnam's public debt increases nearly 15 times over past 15 years
- Lương makes history with fourth Golden Ball
- Real Estate Projects Being Reviewed
- Ministry waxes optimistic with September inflation predictions
- Press exhibition ushers in New Year
- MCST: Presenting films to celebrate great festival days of 30 April, 1 May, 7 May and 19 May
- 100 projects to showcase at HCM City Startup Day
- Yoshino offers Japanese cuisine for New Year
- Pen pals reunited 45 years after being separated by war
- National Micronutrient Day to be held next month