Massive Multiplayer Online games, or MMOs, are some of the most widely played games in the world. The global MMO market reached a peak of $30.7 billion and accounts for 31% of all video game market revenues. These games allow players from anywhere in the world to come together and play against (or with) one another online. Here the Best MMO Games Developers of 2018
With such a saturated MMO market, which companies are doing the best job? Some are newbies to the game and others are long-standing giants. If you’re looking who to keep an eye on, here are five of the very best developers.
Electronic Arts have been a long-standing gaming giant ever since they rose to popularity in the 1990s. They’ve reportedly spent a whopping $2.9 billion since 1992 on just ten of their biggest titles and currently hold over $6.3 billion in assets. Some of their most popular titles include the Battlefield series, first-person shooter (FPS) games where gamers play as soldiers. They also developed the hugely successful FIFA Online games franchise where gamers pay as soccer players and must strive to win the match.
Plarium is a game developer which keeps on getting better and impressing the gaming public with their choices. Some of their most popular titles include Vikings: War of Clans, an MMO where players must reclaim the northern territories from the Vikings. It doesn’t stop there, this year they have continued to add to their collection of games with titles such as Soldiers Inc, a war-based game, and Pirates: Tides of Fortune. We can’t wait to see them go from strength to strength in the future.
Wonderstruck is a new player in the world of MMO gaming. They hail from the UK and are dipping their toes into the world of game development. In September this year, they are set to release a brand new MMO called Boundless. This is a sci-fi game where players roam around an entire galaxy with free reign to do whatever they want. It’s set to be released on PlayStation 4 and PC and will be published by Square Enix, publishers of other popular MMOs such as the hugely popular Final Fantasy series. There is some big hype around the upcoming release of Boundless, but only time will tell how popular it will be.
Blizzard is known as one of the most famous MMO games in history: World of Warcraft. World of Warcraft. It’s estimated to have 4.46 million worldwide subscribers by the year 2023 as people still cannot get enough. While they’ve earned most of their revenue from WoW, they haven’t gleaned much success from other MMO games. They’ve created a huge range of standalone games for many consoles, including titles like Diablo and Hearthstone, but WoW continues to be their biggest MMO release to date.
Activision consistently releases incredible popular video games. With titles like Destiny 2 and Skylanders, their hit games rise to popularity very quickly. Their most popular MMO is the Call of Duty franchise. This war-based game has something for everyone, a great single player, local play multiplayer, even Nazi Zombies! But their online multiplayer is one of the best MMOs on the market. Players design their character, guns, and perks to battle on different maps to come out on top. Each game is more popular than the last. It’s not unlikely to hear people say that Activision is kings of the MMO world right now.
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