Best New UNREAL ENGINE 5 MMORPG Releasing in 2023 and 2024
We’re almost half way through 2023 – and with 2024 right around the corner, we have an enormous selection of MMOs on the immediate horizon. Most notable are the titles built using Unreal Engine 5 – potentially bringing us some of the most stunning, genre-defining games of this generation.
The “WoW” of the 2020s as it were. Much like Final Fantasy XIV in the 2010s.
But let’s not waste time – and jump right into the selection of games we have coming over the course of 2023 and 2024.
Throne & Liberty
Throne & Liberty is an open-world upcoming hybrid action MMORPG developed by NCSoft and published by Amazon Game Studios.
Throne & Liberty will be releasing on to PC and console, completely cross-platform compatible, with Korean players confirming it’s playable via the Purple Platform, providing access to mobile players interested.
Throne & Liberty will be releasing in 2023.
Dune: Awakening is an ambitious open-world action survival MMO, much in the same vein as Conan Exiles, developed by Nukklear, and published by Funcom.
Dune: Awakening is launching fully cross-platform on PC and consoles.
According to various sources online, Dune: Awakening will be releasing into Early Access at some point in late 2023 or early 2024, with test phases coming very soon.
World of Jade Dynasty
World of Jade Dynasty is an open-world hybrid action MMORPG developed and published by Perfect World Entertainment.
World of Jade Dynasty is confirmed to feature full cross-platform functionality, releasing on to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series.
World of Jade Dynasty doesn’t have a confirmed 2023 release date, but is speculated to release after Perfect New World, likely in early to mid 2024.
Pax Dei is an action social sandbox MMORPG developed and published by Mainframe Industries, with a team comprised of ex-EVE Online developers.
Pax Dei is being developed as a cloud-native title, meaning that it will be fully cross-platform compatible between PC, mobile and consoles.
Pax Dei is currently in the process of Alpha testing, with Beta tests coming soon.
Soulframe is an enormous open-world action MMORPG developed and published by Digital Extremes, the same studio behind the popular Warframe action game.
Unlike Warframe, which is available on all major platforms, Soulframe is at present slated to remain a PC exclusive. Which could change between now and its release.
Soulframe is speculated to release at some point in 2024 to 2025.
Ashes of Creation
Ashes of Creation is an open-world hybrid action MMORPG developed and published by Intrepid Studios.
Ashes of Creation is a PC exclusive MMO as of 2023, with no signs of cross-platform functionality at this time.
Ashes of Creation has been in active development for 8 years, with Alpha testing currently ongoing, and a speculated release date of 2024 – if the internet is to be believed.
Night Crows is an open-world tab-target MMORPG developed and published by WEMADE.
Night Crows is currently released in South Korea, with a release date slated for Global players later in the year.
Night Crows is released in Korea on PC and mobile, completely cross-platform, with Global receiving the game on the same platforms.
PIONER is an open-world survival action MMORPG developed by GFA Games.
PIONER has confirmed full cross-play functionality between PC and PlayStation platforms, incorporating third-person action and shooter elements.
PIONER has a confirmed release date in 2023, although given we’re approaching the middle of the year, it’s likely to see a release in the second half of 2023.
Chrono Odyssey is an open-world action MMO, developed by Gameplex and published by NPIXEL.
Unlike NPIXEL’s singular other MMO, GRAN SAGA – a mobile and PC cross-platform title, Chrono Odyssey will be releasing on to PC and console, with full cross-play functionality disregarding mobile entirely.
Chrono Odyssey is expected to release at some point in 2024.
Legend of Ymir
Legend of Ymir is an open-world MMORPG developed and published by WEMADE.
It is currently unconfirmed specifically what type of combat style it will utilize, however, Legend of Ymir will be releasing cross-platform across both PC and mobile.
Legend of Ymir will be releasing at some point in 2023.
Perfect New World
Perfect New World is an open-world hybrid action MMORPG developed and published by Iron Core Game Studios.
Perfect New World is going to feature full cross-platform functionality between PC and consoles, disconnected from any and all mobile ports of the game.
Perfect New World is confirmed to be releasing in 2023. Likely the second half.
Nightingale is an open-world survival action MMO that was originally developed as an MMO but has undergone a multitude of changes, moving away from the “massively multiplayer” aspect of the game yet retaining a degree of MMO-functionality.
Nightingale is developed by and published by Inflexion Games, with a release slated for PC exclusively.
Nightingale will be releasing very soon – as it was confirmed to have a “first-half of 2023” release date.
Bellatores is an open-world action MMORPG developed and published by NYOU.
Bellatores is confirmed to be a PC exclusive MMORPG, despite the studio having an extensive history with mobile games.
Bellatores was scheduled to release in 2022, but after making alterations to the game, have decided to push the release date back to some point in 2023.
ArcheAge 2 is the spiritual successor to the popular ArcheAge MMO, developed by XLGames and published by Kakao Games, featuring a large open world and full action combat.
Unlike ArcheAge, which was a PC exclusive with multiple mobile spin-offs, ArcheAge 2 will be releasing on to PC and console – PlayStation and Xbox both.
ArcheAge 2 is confirmed to be releasing in 2024.
Into The Echo
Into The Echo is an open-world action MMORPG developed and published by Etlok Studios.
Into The Echo will be releasing fully cross-platform between PC and console, although not next-gen consoles like PS5 and Xbox series, instead, the PS4 and Xbox one.
Into The Echo is already holding test phases, with a release date slated for some point towards the end of 2023, beginning of 2024.
ARK 2 is an open-world action survival MMO developed by Grove Street Games and published by Studio Wildcard.
Much like its predecessor, ARK 2 will be releasing on to PC and console platforms, but as an Xbox exclusive due to their exclusivity deal with Microsoft.
ARK 2 is confirmed to be releasing in 2024, after suffering several delays.
The Day Before
And that’s everything. Every Unreal Engine 5 powered MMO on the horizon over the next year. Hopefully you have a few new titles to look forward to
The Day Before is an open-world survival action MMO developed and published by Fntastic – and I use the term “developed and published” very loosely here, given its history and the drama surrounding it.
The Day Before features full cross-platform functionality between PC and console.
Unfortunately, due to the drama the studio is embroiled within, it’s unconfirmed specifically when the game will release. It was supposed to launch in 2023, for reference.