The Three Most Anticipated MMOFPS Games
The MMOFPS genre has been one of the fastest growing in recent years. Already there are plenty of high quality free to play MMOFPS games including Combat Arms, WolfTeam, and S4 League. These are all great games with graphics and gameplay that rival retail shooters but in the next month or two we will all be treated to three more entrants to the MMOFPS arena.
Published by: Outspark
Developed by: Vertigo games
Blackshot was originally released in South Korea earlier this year but there have been several legal disputes which have pushed back the North American launch. Outspark has promised that progress is being made and the game will be ready for general consumption soon. To learn more about Blackshot, visit the official page here.
Published by: K2 Network (GamersFirst)
Developed by: Acony
Developed by the German company Acony, Parabellum is a strategy based MMOFPS that takes place in New York City. The game runs the Unreal 3 engine and is being published in North America by K2 Networks, the company behind the popular GamersFirst MMO portal. The game went into closed beta testing in early May 2009 and is still accepting CB sign ups. The game should hit open beta within a few months. You can check out the official site here.
#1: Huxley: The Dystopia
Huxley: The Dystopia is a futuristic MMOFPS that runs on the Unreal 3 engine. Huxley allows players to battle not just on foot but on tanks, hover crafts and other vehicles as well. The game is currently in closed beta testing by ijji and first hand impressions point towards an experience very similar to Unreal Tournament and Quake. Huxley was originally meant to be a cross platform game available for both PC and Xbox360 with a large persistent world but those plans have since been dashed. On the plus side, Huxley: The Dystopia will now be released as a free-to-play game. Find out more about Huxley here.
Well there you have it, three new MMOFPS games to keep you busy fragging in the months to come. I’ve played hundreds of MMOs and some of my favorite to this day are shooters like GunZ: The Duel and the recently released Battlefield Heroes. The genre is very beginner friendly and requires a much smaller time commitment than your average fantasy MMORPG. Hopefully we’ll see even more f2p shooters in the year ahead!
By, Erhan Altay