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MMORPG with Open World

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Nowadays, developers are creating less and less linear projects leading players along a conditional path limited to specific quest locations. The game world is expanding; developers fill them with many places for research, NPCs, and random events. You can find the most extensive game maps and the most comprehensive scope for exploration and adventures only in MMORPG with Open World.

8BitMMO

A free-to-play indie 8Bit MMORPG with sandbox gameplay

stein.world

Sandbox fantasy MMORPG with pixel graphics and deep character development

Craftopia

An indie sandbox action RPG featuring the greatest diversity of activities

Bless Unleashed

An open-world player-driven RvR MMORPG in fantasy setting

Ashes of Creation

A sandbox open-world player-driven MMORPG in fantasy setting

ArcheAge: Unchained

A buy-to-play version of ArcheAge with no pay-to-win content

Project V4

A cross-platform Korean fantasy MMORPG developed by Nexon

Wasteland 3

An upcoming multiplayer RPG in postapocalyptic setting

Elteria Adventures

An indie MMORPG featuring vivid cartoon graphics and unique setting

KurtzPel

A fantasy MMORPG in anime stylistic developd by KOG Games

Outriders

A dark sci-fi MMOFPS featuring unique combat mechanics and RPG elements

Profane

A sandbox MMORPG with skill-based character development and vast open world

Gran Saga

A cross-platform fantasy MMORPG developed by NPIXEL

Tower of Fantasy

An upcoming project in setting of sci-fi fantasy developed by Perfect World Games

Ragnarok Online 2

A 3D continuation of fantasy MMORPG inspired by Norse mythology

Perpetuum

Perpetuum was a mech sci-fi MMORPG with player-driven economics.

Dragon’s Dogma Online

Dragon's Dogma Online was an online MMORPG developed by Capcom

Path of Exile 2

A continuation of the famous hack-and-slash action MMO in dark fantasy setting

Trove

A voxel action MMORPG sandbox with light RPG elements

Steambirds Alliance

A dynamic bullet-hell shooter with RPG mechanics

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More About MMORPG with Open World

One of the most significant features of MMORPGs with Open World is that players have unlimited access to every location on the map so that main quests do not restrict the gameplay. In some games, players even can do anything but the main quests and at the same time develop their characters to the highest level. These games provide full freedom of action, with lots of exciting places to explore.

Such profound freedom of character development makes developers look for suitable solutions for the plot that can fit into the picture of such a game and not destroy the logic of the story. One of the most popular decision is elegant and simple at the same time: the world of the game is divided into different areas, restricted by level. It can be annoying and push players to the grind. Still, on the other hand, beginners will most likely be lost in the game or can’t cope with the playthrough if they occasionally get directly to the final location at the beginning of the game.

Another unique feature of MMORPG with Open World is the procedural generation of content. This function is often used to create unique locations and fill the world of the game with random events, occurring regardless of the player’s actions. Sometimes it does not look as smooth and correctly constructed as in games with activities entirely prescribed by the developer. Still, worlds with procedural generation look much more alive and unique.

Games with the open-world often provide players with some sandbox features, and sandbox games most likely to have an open world. The vast scope for exploration encourages players to begin to change the surrounding space, making it more convenient for playing.

Best MMORPG with Open World

  • The Elder Scrolls Online has a broad world map, full of hidden places, exciting side-quests and numerous NPCs. There are many cities to visit, so the exploration of the whole world is a challenging deal.
  • Lord of the Rings Online has an immersive world, full of picturesque locations and grandiose cities.
  • Albion Online is a sandbox MMORPG in the open world. Players fully drive the events of this game.