Top 8 MMOs to Look Forward to at Gamescom 2015
It’s once again that time of the year when we are getting ready to celebrate the most anticipated games at Gamescom 2015, which will take place in Cologne from 05.08 until 09.08.2015. Below you will find a quick recap of the MMOs that will be showcased there:
Table of content:
1. The Division
2. Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
3. World of Warships
4. Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
5. World of Warcraft - New Expansion
6. Albion Online
8. Torchlight Mobile
1. The Division – Ubisoft (Hall 6.1, space B020)
This year Ubisoft promised to deliver hands-on experiences for games like Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Rainbow Six: Siege, For Honor and Tom Clancy’s The Division. If you didn’t follow this title until now you should know that the beta tests are scheduled for early 2016 (December 2015 for Xbox One, followed by Playstation 4 and PC in 2016), and the full version will be available on March 8, 2016.
With The Division, Ubisoft plans to bring to life a post-apocalyptic urban battleground where you will get the chance to experience your favourite RPG features in a dynamic open world environment, set up in a modern military setting.
Your mission will be to track the source of the virus, restore order and take back New York from the hostile groups that are trying to take advantage of the crisis, by teaming up with other agents. Exploration, player progression and teamwork will be the key to victory.
Even though the game was announced at E3 2013, we still have a ton of questions left unanswered. What we know so far is that the map will be huge, the action will happen in several major cities like Manhattan, Newark, State Island and Brooklyn and Play Magazine reported that we will also get to see the forests and the beaches on the edge of the cities. Besides the streets action, your journey will also take you beneath the city as you adventure through the inner tunnels.
The Division will blend together features from MMOs, RPGs, third person shooters and survival horror games. There will also be a ton of PvP action, but unlike chasing the top spot on a leaderboard, now you will get the chance to fight for something that is of vital importance towards your mission progress, like controlling different territories inside the cities.
As I mentioned earlier we will find several survival elements. In the beginning you will find yourself with little food provisions that will barely keep you alive for a few days, and food will not be your only concern. You will also have to fight for water, ammo and other things that will give you a chance to stay alive in this harsh environment.
Ubisoft Massive is also preparing a deep story that is set to respond to the actions that happen around the world, and if you think about it as a single player feature that may come to an end, fear not, as Ryan Bernard told us that the end of the story will not mark the end of the game as there will be “unlimited gameplay”.
As we are advancing through the mobile era, we will also get to play with an external app that will let players take control of a drone that will help them spot hidden enemies, provide survival packs and even calling in an air assault.
There are still a lot of interesting features to talk about (like the Dark Zone that was showcased at E3, the crafting system and the Echo system), but I hope that I already caught your attention and you will keep an eye on this title when it comes to Gamescom 2015.