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The 14 Most Anticipated MMOs in Development in 2022

In the MMO world, there are always games in development that we can’t wait to get our hands on. 2022 is no exception, with a number of highly anticipated MMOs set to release or enter alpha/beta in the near future. Whether you’re a fan of action-packed RPGs or epic fantasy worlds, there’s something for everyone in development this year.

Keep your expectations low and still get disappointed! This phrase seems to perfectly capture the essence of MMO release dates.

However, we cannot help not to take a look at The Best MMOs in Development in 2022. They might not release this year, but the developers are hard at work to make these games some of the best MMO experiences.

14. Ember Sword

Developer: Bright Star Studios Limited
Release Date: TBA – Currently in pre-alpha
Platform: PC

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Ember Sword will use NFT technology as part of its player-driven economy.

A fantasy MMORPG with cute graphics and lots of fun activities, Ember Sword promises to deliver a one-of-a-kind MMO experience. The most prized in-game items will not be high level armors or weapons but cosmetics from end-game PvE and PvP. These items can be traded in and outside the game.

Players can pick up any skill – from combat to fishing – and develop their characters as they see fit.

Ember Sword will launch as a free-to-play MMORPG sometime in the future.

13. Reign of Guilds

  • Developer: Atlant Games
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Platform: PC
  • For fans of Everquest, Dark Age of Camelot, The Elder Scrolls, Mortal Online
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Become friends with a bear in Reign of Guilds

Reign of Guilds is an upcoming MMORPG that focuses on player interaction. Don’t they all, you would ask. Yes, but sometimes no, as there are many MMOs with plenty of single-player activities.

Guilds are the core gameplay element here. There’s not much to do as a lone wolf. Some guilds will focus on PvP while others will be more interested in trading and crafting.

The game promises a rewarding experience no matter how you play it.

12. Project Gorgon

  • Developer: Elder Game
  • Release Date: Currently in early access
  • Platform: PC
  • For fans of Everquest, Runescape, Asheron’s Call
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Project Gorgon is currently playable in early access

Project Gorgon caters to the Runescape and Everquest veterans.

The character system is based on skills that players train based on their preferences.

It has old-school questing with no objective map markers.

In addition to boss battles, dungeons also require players to solve puzzles. The gameplay includes many unique and fun features.

The developers are working on player housing, player-owned shops, and story-driven events.

Project Gorgon is already available as an Early Access title on Steam. It has “Very Positive” reviews and a free demo.

11. Star Citizen

  • Developer: Cloud Imperium Games
  • Release Date: TBA – Currently in alpha
  • Platform: PC
  • For fans of Eve Online, Elite Dangerous, No Man’s Sky
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Will Star Citizen ever fully release?

The infamous Star Citizen has now hit its ninth year in development and it’s still a long way off. Yet it seems that people are still throwing their money at it.

Just recently, Star Citizen had passed another crowdfunding milestone with $350 million in the bank.

The premise of this space MMO is amazing and we’d all love to play it at some point. Let’s keep our hopes up and not call it vaporware just yet!

10. City of Titans

  • Developer: Missing Worlds Media
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Platform: PC
  • For fans of City of Heroes/Villians, DC Universe Online, Champions
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City of Titans draws inspiration from the classic MMO City of Heroes

Now, there’s a game that doesn’t mind when people call it a spiritual successor. City of Titans takes inspiration from the beloved City of Heroes.

The development is going slowly but progress is being made. The most recent development diary features updates on the City of Alexandria, the character creation system, and multiplayer features.

Even though the game is in the works for several years, the launch date is still far away.

9. The Wagadu Chronicles

  • Developer: Twin Drums
  • Release Date: 2023 – Currently in alpha
  • Platform: PC
  • For fans of Dungeons & Dragons
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The Wagadu Chronicles looks like a breath of fresh air in the MMO world

Fresh from the Kickstarter oven with more than $60,000 over its initial goal, The Wagadu Chronicles is a role-play-based Afro-fantasy MMO.

The game presents itself as an MMO community focused on role-playing. It caters to those that are interested in discovering the story and interacting with others within the confines of the game’s lore.

The developers aim to create a friendly PvE experience for MMO and role-playing newbies. PvP is not in the plans right now, but it is considered.

8. Ship of Heroes

  • Developer: Heroic Games Corporation
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Platform: PC
  • For fans of City of Heroes/Villians, DC Universe Online, Champions
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Superheroes in space, whats not to like?

Space, superheroes, and a massive world where players can interact with each other. This is the premise of Ship of Heroes MMORPG.

Apotheosis City is in need of heroes! What can you do? Choose one of the five classes and fulfill your potential.

The character customization system gives you the chance to design a unique superhero. Team up with others for challenging content and raise your rank with daily tasks and crafting.

7. The Day Before

  • Developer: FNTASTIC
  • Release Date: 2023
  • Platform: PC, Playstation, Xbox
  • For fans of Fallout, The Division, DayZ
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The Day Before is a MMO for survival fans

The Day Before is a post-apocalyptic open-world MMO. The world has turned into a playground for zombies. Do you have what it takes to make it through the day?

Survival mechanics include scavenging for food, weapons, and fuel.

Players will join colonies of survivors and work to rebuild the world. Teamwork goes a long way but what’s an MMO without PvP? If others get in the way, just give them a taste of your combat skills.

6. Fractured

  • Developer: Dynamight Studios
  • Release Date: 2022 – Currently in beta
  • Platform: PC
  • For fans of Runescape, Path of Exile, Diablo
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Fractured delivers plenty of PvP and PvE action

Fractured is an isometric view MMO that takes place in a dynamic and ever-changing world.

The game features a unique classless system, allowing players to create their own character with any combination of skills and abilities.

Fractured also has a player-driven economy, giving players the opportunity to trade goods and services with each other.

With its innovative gameplay and unique setting, Fractured is one of the most anticipated MMOs of 2022.

5. Camelot Unchained

  • Developer: City State Entertainment
  • Release Date: TBA – Currently in closed beta
  • Platform: PC
  • For fans of Dark Age of Camelot
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Camelot Unchained promises loads of PvP action

It’s the Vikings versus forest faeries versus Arthurian knights in this PvP-focused MMORPG that’s totally not a spiritual successor of Dark Age of Camelot, because Marc Jacobs, the man behind both games, said so.

Call it what you will, Camelot Unchained is shaping up to be an awesome game. It has a dark fantasy setting and challenging content that will appeal to hardcore MMO gamers. The gameplay centers on the tri-realm war.

Camelot Unchained has been in closed beta since 2018.

4. Corepunk

  • Developer: Artificial Core
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Platform: PC
  • For fans of Fallout, Diablo, Albion Online, Lost Ark, League of Legends
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Corepunk marries and isometric view with stylized graphics

An MMORPG with fog of war and top-down perspective? That sounds interesting. Corepunk features a seamless open world with diverse landscapes. The art style blends cyberpunk elements with dark fantasy.

The game comes with all the regular MMORPG PvE and PvP systems, including raids and arenas.

The character system is based on weapon specializations that open up multiple development paths.

Other features include farming, ranked professions, and a Karma system meant to keep aggressive PvPers in check.

3. Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen

  • Developer: Visionary Realms
  • Release Date: TBA – Currently in pre-alpha
  • Platform: PC
  • For fans of Everquest, Vanguard Saga of Heroes
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Pantheon caters to the old school crowd


This high-fantasy MMO caters to hardcore gamers. Challenging dungeons require strategy, skill, class knowledge, and team effort. Dying will have serious consequences so you’d best avoid it.

Players will build their characters by choosing from nine races and 12 classes.

Crafting is one of the key features as many useful items cannot be obtained from other activities.

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen has been in the pre-alpha stage for a while, but the News section on the website features recent development updates. The social media pages are quite busy too.

2. Palia

Developer: Singularity 6, Inc
Release Date: TBA – Currently in alpha
Platform: PC
For fans of Runescape, World of Warcraft

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Welcome to Palia

Palia markets itselft as the cozy MMO, and actually instead of calling itself an MMO, its actually a community simulator.

In Palia, its OK to stay in your house doing decorating, cooking or crafting items. Someone else can go hunt down those pesky monsters.

The team behind Palia consists of several MMO industry veterans from games such as World of Warcraft.

1. Ashes of Creation

  • Developer: Intrepid Studios
  • Release Date: TBA – Currently in alpha
  • Platform: PC
  • For fans of Everquest, The Elder Scrolls Online, World of Warcraft
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Ashes of Creation might be the most highly anticipated MMO at the moment

Ashes of Creation is set in the world of Verra, a dynamic environment that changes based on players’ actions.

Settlements will develop and more quest NPCs will appear depending on what the players decide.

As inhabitants of this ever-changing world, players’ characters will engage in PvE and PvP content. Castle sieges, trading, crafting, guild battles, and more are part of the gameplay.

These are just a few of the MMOs that are in development for 2022. With so many great games to choose from, it’s going to be a great year for MMO fans!

Which MMO are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!

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