Bluehole Studio News


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Makes Some Major Loot Changes

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2017 8:15am PDT

Those drops are going to come a little less often from now on, for the sake of game balance.


E3 2017: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds an Xbox One Console Exclusive

By John Keefer, Jun 11, 2017 2:40pm PDT

It will come to Xbox One X some time after the XBO launch.


Tera free-to-play launch confirmed for February 5

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm PST

Tera's free-to-play relaunch under the name Tera: Rising will come on February 5, publisher En Masse Entertainment confirmed this morning. The PC MMORPG will be free for everyone to download and play, supported by optional subscriptions and microtransactions for players who ...


Tera going free-to-play in February

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 09, 2013 7:45am PST

As will happen with almost any subscription-based MMO that's not World of Warcraft or EVE Online, Bluehole Studio's Tera is switching to a free-to-play model, barely ten months after launch. Come February, anyone who fancies will be able to download and play the fantasy MMOR...


"I believe reading somewhere that Blizzard admitted the inevitable F2P future of WoW, just a ..."

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Tera merging its 11 servers into 3

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 04, 2012 1:45pm PDT

As is the case with many subscription-based MMOs nowadays, Tera seems to be in a spot of trouble. Only a few weeks after layoffs at developer Bluehole's publishing subsidiary En Masse Entertainment comes word that it's merging the fantasy MMORPG's 11 servers into a mere 3 on...


"I think the repeated failings of all these mmorpgs indicates that the genre is saturated. I know ..."

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En Masse settles Tera suit with NCSoft

By John Keefer, Aug 10, 2012 3:30pm PDT

En Masse has finally settled its lawsuit with NCSoft over whether developer Bluehole Studios had used proprietary material from Lineage 3 in developing its MMO Tera.


Tera publisher En Masse hit with layoffs

By John Keefer, Aug 09, 2012 11:00am PDT

En Masse Entertainment, published of the recently released MMO Tera, has announced the layoffs of an unspecified number of employees to "prepare for the next chapter of our business."


"That's funny, I always thought the point was raiding, PVP, or having large persistent worlds. ..."

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Tera teases 'Argon Queen' update

By Steve Watts, Jul 26, 2012 4:30pm PDT

A free update is set to hit Tera next month, which will tweak some classes and add a variety of new content. En Masse is calling this update its...


"Excellent, my lancer could stand to dodge around a bit better."

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Tera seven-day trial launches

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 14, 2012 6:45am PDT

MMORPG fans, are you looking for a new game to provide you with the goals, structures and satisfaction you cannot find in your daily life? You can now give Tera a go for free, thanks to a new seven-day trial, and see if it fills that gaping void.


"I'm with you. I want to like it because the gameplay sounds interesting but egad their character ..."

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TERA preview

By Steve Watts, Apr 11, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Hands-on impressions of TERA, the upcoming MMORPG that bills itself as a "true action" game.


"The character selections are fucking hilarious! The fact that you can have idealized humans ..."

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TERA pre-order and closed-beta plans revealed

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 03, 2012 5:00pm PST

Pre-order and closed-beta details for Tera, Bluehole Studio's upcoming action-MMO, have been announced.


"since i didn't find SWTOR interesting, i hope this game will keep me entertained until GW2 comes ..."

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Tera blocking whole continents to fight hacking and farming

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 01, 2012 4:30pm PST

Certain corners of the globe are maligned in MMORPGs as havens for hackers and gold farmers, and En Masse Entertainment not only agrees, it's taking action. The North American publisher of Tera plans to outright block great swathes of the world by IP.


"That's pretty ballsy, and I'll admit, and I'm now a little more interested in this game than I ..."

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NCsoft trying to block Tera launch, alleging theft of trade secrets

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 26, 2012 12:30pm PST

NCsoft is taking Tera developer Bluehole Studio to court to try and block the MMORPG's release in North America, claiming it's built upon ideas "looted" from NCsoft when Bluehole's founders worked there on Lineage 3.


"AoC was one of those MMOs that really could've worked and been somewhat different but they just ..."

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TERA eyes May launch for North America, Europe

By Xav de Matos, Jan 17, 2012 4:45pm PST

The upcoming "action MMO title" The Exiled Realm of Arborea (commonly referred to as TERA) has finally been given a release date.


"Ugh. Those animations and combat sameness that look exactly like other MMOs don't help to sell ..."

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Tera to release in 2012, alpha and beta tests teased

By Steve Watts, Aug 03, 2011 8:45am PDT

Tera has been pushed slightly into spring 2012. An alpha test will begin later this year, and a beta test will start early next year.


"Man, this auto-loot pet is fucking retarded. Total waste of $15. It can't loot quest items."

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