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Cancellations and Handovers - MMORPG's Quick 5

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Cancellations and Handovers - MMORPG's Quick 5

If you've got five minutes, we've got 5 (ish) stories that you might want to catch up on from the week that was in MMORPG's Quick 5.

This week saw the announcement of the next phase of the Pokemon game series, with Pokemon Legends: Arceus being revealed during yesterday's showcase. We also dove a bit more into last weekend's BlizzConline, sitting down with the developers of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and The Burning Crusade Classic, as well as chatting with the Diablo IV team.

However, the big news of this past week was quite a few games saw their doom put upon them, as Anthem's 2.0 update was officially canceled, sending the game into effectively maintenance mode. Gamigo also canceled quite a few MMOs, with Twin SagaDefiance and Defiance 2050 all sunsetting later this Spring.

This was also a big week for Black Desert Online as Pearl Abyss officially took the reigns of the MMO's publishing in the West. 


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore