New MMOs are announced and released constantly. The genre is full of unoriginal World of Warcraft clones and overambitious or money-hungry developers who promise to produce an MMO to be proud of -- and usually fall short.
That is the fear, of course: that a game can sound fantastic on paper, but it's unlikely to ever deliver. If a game does release, it may be after years of setbacks and crowdfunding. And still, it can still be underwhelming. There can still be empty promises.
I get it. We're all afraid of getting our wallets emptied and our dreams dashed one more time for supporting -- or simply hoping -- for that one game that's going to change everything. But there's still hope for the MMO genre.
Let us show you why with these eight upcoming MMOs you should definitely be watching.