Virtual Worlds timeline

  • Meridian 59 Launches

    Meridian 59 was one of the earliest massively-multiplayer online games. It first went online in December, 1995, and it was published in September,... Read more

  • Ultima Online Launches

    Ultima Online (UO) is a graphical massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), released on September 25, 1997, by Origin Systems. It... Read more

  • EverQuest Launches

    EverQuest, often called EQ, is a 3D fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that was released on 16 March 1999. The... Read more

  • Asheron's Call Launches

    Asheron's Call (AC) is a fantasy MMORPG for Microsoft Windows-based PCs, released on November 2, 1999. The land of Dereth and its surrounding... Read more

  • World War II Online Launches

    World War II Online: Battleground Europe, also referred to as WWIIOL:BE, WW2OL or BE is a massively multi-player online first-person shooter... Read more

  • Anarchy Online Launches

    Anarchy Online is an online role playing video game published by Funcom, known for its The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, and Age of Conan titles.... Read more

  • Motor City Online Launches

    Motor City Online was a racing massively multiplayer online computer game released by Electronic Arts on October 10, 2001. The point of the game... Read more

  • Dark Age of Camelot Launches

    Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D medieval fantasy MMORPG that revolves around war between three realms following King Arthur's rule. DAoC includes... Read more

  • Final Fantasy XI Launches

    Final Fantasy XI (ファイナルファンタジーXI Fainaru Fantajī Irebun?), also known as Final Fantasy XI Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing... Read more

  • Earth and Beyond Launches

    Earth & Beyond is a science fiction massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Westwood Studios and published by... Read more

  • Asheron's Call 2 Launches

    Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings was a fantasy MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) for Microsoft Windows-based PCs that was... Read more

  • EVE Online Launches

    EVE Online is a video game by CCP Games. It is a player-driven persistent-world massively multiplayer online game set in a science fiction space... Read more

  • Planetside Launches

    PlanetSide is a massively-multiplayer online first-person-shooter computer game published by Sony Online Entertainment and released on May 20,... Read more

  • Star Wars Galaxies Launches

    The base game, titled Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, was released on 26 June 2003 in the USA and on 7 November, 2003 in Europe. A localized... Read more

  • Horizons: Empire of Istaria Launches

    Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted (formerly Horizons: Empire of Istaria) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by... Read more

  • City of Heroes Launches

    City of Heroes (CoH) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on the superhero comic book genre, developed by Cryptic Studios and... Read more

  • EverQuest II Launches

    EverQuest II is set on the fictional world of Norrath five hundred years after the The Planes of Power storyline of the original EverQuest game.... Read more

  • World of Warcraft Launches

    World of Warcraft, often referred to as WoW, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the... Read more

  • The Matrix Online Launches

    The Matrix Online (also known as Matrix Online) was a massively multiplayer online game developed by Monolith Productions. It was the official... Read more

  • Guild Wars Launches

    Guild Wars is an episodic series of multiplayer online role-playing games developed by ArenaNet and published by NCsoft. Although often defined as... Read more

  • City of Villains Launches

    City of Villains is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on the superhero comic book genre, developed by Cryptic Studios and... Read more

  • Dungeons and Dragons Online Launches

    Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited (abbreviated as "DDO") is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by... Read more

  • Auto Assault Launches

    Auto Assault was a massively multiplayer online game (or MMOG), developed by NetDevil and published by NCsoft. It combined vehicular combat with... Read more

  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Released

    World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the first expansion pack for the MMORPG World of Warcraft. It was released on January 16, 2007 at... Read more

  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Launches

    Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is a high fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) created by Sigil Games Online, and now... Read more