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Our occasional roundup and deep-dive of MMOs that may have fallen of your radar. [Follow this series’ RSS feed]

Whatever happened to Space Punks, ReWorld Online, and Shattered Galaxy?

Welcome back to another trio of games that needs a second look here in Whatever Happened To! Space Punks: Space Punks is the Jagex-published looter-shooter...

Sandbox space sim Starbase’s development has been almost non-existent for a year now

Why go to (virtual) outer space when you can send robots to handle all of the peril for you? That's the thinking behind the...

Whatever happened to Project Genom, Inferna, and KurtzPel?

Welcome back to another edition of Whatever Happened To, a recap of MMOs we'd forgotten about but deserve some probing. Project Genom: Get your F...

Whatever happened to Osiris New Dawn, Cinderstone Online, and Magnificent 5?

Welcome back to a fresh edition of Whatever Happened To, the randomly occurring column in which we realize some MMOs have fallen off our...

Whatever happened to Legends of Aria aka Britaria? (2023 edition)

We turn our gaze away for just a little bit and suddenly a tire fire has sprung forth, and that tire fire is named...

Whatever happened to Digimon Masters, the Digimon MMO?

The Digimon franchise always feels like a third chair to the Pokemon behemoth, but it still has fans enough to warrant new games and...

Whatever happened to Kickstarted sci-fi PvP sandbox Dual Universe?

It's time once more for all of us to collectively recall a title, wonder whatever happened to it, and then root around for answers...

2019 indie MMO Slay Together resurfaces with a crafting update

Way back in 2019, we covered a brand-new teeny-tiny MMORPG dubbed Slay Together, an early access MMORPG with a simple gameplay loop and reasonable...

Swords of Legends Online continues to focus its updates on cash shop items instead of content

At the top of this year we wondered whatever happened to Swords of Legends Online and found that the answer was a continually updating...

Whatever happened to vampire MMO Shadow’s Kiss?

You are totally excused from having to remember that a somewhat obscure vampire MMO named Shadow's Kiss was the first (early access) release of...

Whatever happened to multiplayer sandbox Samutale?

When we first covered cutesy samurai-themed sandbox MMORPG Samutale on the pages of MassivelyOP, it was 2016, and it had already been in development...

Whatever happened to PixArk, Ship of Fools, and Justice Online?

Welcome back to another edition of Whatever Happened To, our intermittent roundup on MMOs and multiplayer games that have somehow slipped off our radar...

Whatever happened to Creativerse? For starters, it went fully buy-to-play

It's been a terribly long time since we checked in on Creativerse, a cutesy multiplayer voxelbox that launched out of early access way back...

War of Dragnorox talks UE5 upgrade, monetization, and ‘dangerous’ and ‘highly intellectual’ combat

Back in December 2021, we reported on War of Dragnorox, a developing sandbox MMORPG from Triune Studios that hung its hat on having "dynamic...

Whatever happened to Swords of Legends Online?

A funny thing happened as we were moving through our news room today. Bree noted out of the blue that we hadn't seen any...

Pirates of the Burning Sea heads toward Steam as it sails past its 15th anniversary

With the 15th anniversary of Pirates of the Burning Sea sailing into port, we thought it was time to touch base with this fascinating...

Whatever happened to NetEase’s DarkBind?

Last spring we got word of a new NetEase mobile MMO in the works called DarkBind. The studio promoted the game's attractive graphics, hardcore...

Whatever happened to Skyforge?

With the new year, it's probably time to touch base with the fantasy/sci-fi hybrid Skyforge -- especially following the game's parent company being sold...

Ryzom takes players on a flythrough its classic vistas in latest video

Ryzom: It's Still Around!™ That's the cheerful takeaway for the game's most recent video, which grants veterans and potential players a flythrough several of...

Whatever happened to Masangsoft’s reboot of RaiderZ?

RaiderZ is something of an old and spectral name among the minds of MMORPG veterans and is very possibly unheard of among genre neophytes,...