We see emulated servers bring back old MMOs as they stood when they were active all the time. Yet these time capsules bringing old games to life may not necessarily attract new players to discover what made them so great. Is there an old, shuttered MMORPG that you'd love to see be brought back to life, but not as a revived version of the old, but a remade version anew?
For me, I've said it before that I regret never playing Star Wars Galaxies when it was live. Back then I was just into different games, and when a major MMO got its hooks into me, it was The Lord of the Rings Online that did so. But Star Wars Galaxies has always had a special fascination for me. I's an MMORPG that still seems to bring older fans out of the woodwork to talk about how great it was during the height of its powers, and it's an MMO many compare newer games to with a hint of nostalgia.
It is also the subject of multiple emulation servers attempting to bring back Galaxies in some form, allowing players to relive old days and new players discover the older MMO.
But I know myself. As much as I want to hopin SWG Legends or the Restoration III server, the visuals and archaic UI likely wouldn't hold my attention very long. I'll admit it, I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to the visuals of games nowadays. While graphics aren't the "end all, be all" for me, meaning a game needn't look photorealistic to keep my attention, it does have to look modern.
This is where I would love to see it remade versus simply revived. While I do love the look of the current Star Wars MMO on the market, Star Wars The Old Republic, that too is aging. I would love to see a studio take SWG and take what was so great about the MMO, but with modern visuals and conveniences to have it stand out in 2022. Maybe a little Unreal Engine 5 Stormtrooper action?
What about you? Is there a shuttered MMORPG that you'd like to see remade? Let us know what - and how you'd like to see it - in the comments below.