So it's getting pretty close to 2012 and as I thinking over what great year 2011 has been, I thought to myself "which games have the most buzz?" What are the most highly anticipated upcoming MMORPGs?
Star Wars: The Old Republic
This game is really on top of the list. While the other games are well-known to MMO fans, SWTOR is one that even non-MMO gamers are excited about. I have seen SWTOR threads even in non-gaming forums. That's how much people are looking forward to this game.
Guild Wars 2
Although masses of people are interested in SWTOR the most, for many older MMO players, GW 2 seems to be the most intensely watched upcoming MMORPG. I personally am more excited over this than SWTOR, partly because I do prefer fantasy settings but also because it will probably be cheaper since it will entail just one payment and no monthly subscription.
The Secret World
I am not sure if everyone in MMORPG.com has heard of this but it looks like it is going to be great. I think there is less buzz over this than SWTOR or GW2 but it is definitely a game that many MMO fans are looking forward to playing, myself included. Official website is at http://www.thesecretworld.com/
World of Darkness
The WoD MMO will be out 2012 at the earliest the last I read some news about it so it does qualify for this list. Not too much news about it since presumably the release is farther off than the other games listed here but this is one game that I think old school RPG players will find interesting. It might be for adults only as there may be adult content like gore and nudity.