Just released or nearing release this MMOs look fantastic, and best, they have a good go at PvP with their PvE. Just wondering which I will play to tide me over to SWTOR.
Earthrise is a forthcoming science fiction massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) based in a post-apocalyptic setting. Announced on January 23, 2008, it is being developed by an independent Bulgarian-based team, Masthead Studios, which revealed the release date to be somewhere in second quarter of 2010. The game was later delayed until February 2011.
The game is based on a clash involving two factions. One is the corporate government that controls every possible aspect of its citizens’ lives. The other is Noir, a rebel group sworn to oust the authoritarian order. Among other features, a few of note are a skill-based advancement system, a player-driven economy and an emphasis on PvP.
Earthrise takes place on the island of Enterra, where the surviving population has built a new society: the city of Sal Vitas. It is ruled by a totalitarian government called Continoma that rewards citizens who abide by its strict laws. By exercising full control over the cloning process, Sal Vitas’ government decides who will live and who will not. Insurgent forces have accused the city’s rulers of crimes against humanity. Armed factions fight for resources and power within the new system. A rebellion has fomented and formed a shadow government: Noir.
In the not-too-distant future, a strange anomaly opens the gates of the universe for humans. With this new technology, energy, information and atomic size objects can be transported to anywhere in space.
The most intriguing of all new discoveries is an Earth-like planet, where humanity discovers a new source of energy, vital to its unbroken advancement. However, this planet is inhabited by a synthetic, robot-like life form. Their technology and resources are the goal of humanity’s new conquest.
Players may take part in various areas of the project. They may fight on the front lines for new territories, develop the already established infrastructure, trade goods or services, or even set their own goals and set up their own coprorations.
Update: On further investigation, both of theses MMOs have subscription fees (Around 10 Euros per 30 days).