Meridian 59

"The first 3D massively multiplayer game"

Announcement / Release
December 15, 1995
Birth Place
United States of America


Meridian 59, abbreviated M59, is an online role-playing video game first published by the now defunct 3DO Company. First launched online in an early form on December 15, 1995 and released commercially on September 27, 1996 with a flat-rate monthly subscription. Meridian 59 is often credited as the first 3D graphical massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Meridian 59 is currently available as open source software and is being run by original developers Andrew Kirmse and Chris Kirmse.

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