The world is one vast, open playground. It is in real-life, and that fact only becomes more drastically true as we look at today's gaming culture. Constantly spoiled by these open spaces with developers constantly trying to build one larger than the last, it's time to look back at what makes these sandbox environments so gripping. And four of the leading development teams will be doing just that at PDXCON 2017 next month.
Never settling on the way they offer up Tamriel to potential players, Zenimax and Bethesda are opening up The Elder Scroll Online for free over the next few days.
Are you a fan of both steam and hammers in their traditional use? Well, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, Big Way Games is ready to offer up Beta access to its upcoming mix of the two Steam Hammer.
There's still no solid word on when we can expect Phoenix Labs to fire up their Dauntless Closed Beta test servers for monster hunter hopefuls to fill - but there's a less cost-effective way to squeeze yourself in when they do go live.
Spiralling uncontrollably to a planned July release, Albion Online is readying some more major system shake-ups following on from the impressive Galahad release just a few weeks back.
Starting to feel like your blades and clubs aren't so effective when trying to break into an enemy stronghold in Conan Exiles? You'll soon be able to rely on more than just your Avatar to do some serious siege damage.
People awoke this fine morning with expecting a Destiny 2 reveal. They got it - but through a leak. Several hours later, the confirmation came through from Bungie themselves. Destiny 2 releases September 8 - and PC players are formally invited.
We heard about their plans through Funcom's Year End earnings report, but it's finally time to hear the real deal. The Secret World is relaunching as Secret World Legends this Spring.
With Stormblood certainly official and most definitely coming as the third - or second - major expansion to Final Fantasy XIV, it's time to wrap things up in Ishgard as we pack our backs ready for the somewhat warmer climates of Doma and Ala Mhigo.
Closing in on the weekend means it about time we start looking for things to fill that time that isn't just more work. The Exiled wants to fill that gap.