Make My MMO: Elite Dangerous betas Commanders 2.3 next month (January 28, 2017)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Frontier announced that the beta for Elite Dangerous' 2.3 update, dubbed Commanders, will release to Horizons beta players on February 26th. "Elite Dangerous: The Commanders (2.3) will come with features such as Multicrew and Commander Creator, as well as a number of other improvements and changes," the studio declared. "Bring your friends or invite new crew mates to pack that extra punch you might need in key situations, and add more personality to your Commander with an all-new visual upgrade."

Meanwhile, Albion Online is running a tourney this weekend, Shroud of the Avatar released its 38th update, and Worlds Adrift revealed... biomes!

Read on for more on what's up with MMO crowdfunding over the last few weeks and the regular roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we've got our eye on!

Elite: Dangerous

Recent MMO crowdfunding news

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Worlds Adrift biomes

SOTA costumery

Campaigns and crowdfunded MMOs we're watching

3001SQ (Société des Mondes Virtuels) - Kickstarter unsuccessful. Work continues.
AdventureQuest 3D (Artix Entertainment) - Raised 368k; beta began Oct 2016.
Antraxx (Team Antraxx) - Kickstarter canceled.
Ascent: The Space Game (Fluffy Kitten Studios) - Successful KS. Fully launched 2016.
Camelot Unchained
(City State) - Kickstarter successful; open donations/packages.
Caribbean Conquest (Invenio) - Kickstarter canceled (site offline).
Contested Space (Zon)
Crowfall (ArtCraft) - Kickstarter win, open packages, Indiegogo crowdfunding ongoing.
Chronicles of Elyria (Soulbound) - Kickstarter successful, open packages.
Citadel of Sorcery (MMO Magic, Inc.) - Open donations.
City of Titans (Missing Worlds Media) - Successful KS; launch planned for fall 2018.
Descent Underground (Descendent Studios) - Successful KS.
Divergence Online (Stained Glass Llama) - Three campaigns; now in KS early access.
Dogma: Eternal Night
(Prelude Games Factory): Kickstarter overdonor preorder packs.
Dragon of Legends (Thrive Games) - Successful Kickstarter.
Dual Universe (Novaquark) - Kickstarter funded, now has donor platform.
Eco (Strange Loop Games) - Funded, now in alpha.
Edengrad (Huckleberry Games) - Kickstarter funded; now in pre-alpha.
Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments) - Funded and launched.
Empyrion Online (Eleon) - Kickstarter canceled; launched on Steam early access.
Epic Space (EpicSpace.net)
Ever, Jane (3 Turn Productions) - Now in open beta.
Gloria Victis (Black Eye Games) - Open donations, no end date; in early access.
Greed Monger (Greed Monger) - Abandoned, multiple times now.
Grim Dawn (Crate Entertainment) - Funded and launched.
Guns of Icarus (Muse) - Funded and launched.
Hero's Song (Pixelmage) - KS canceled; Indiegogo. Canceled w/ refunds.
Infinity: Battlescape (I-Novae Studios)
HEX (HEX Entertainment) - Funded and launched.
Life is Feudal (Bitbox): Indiegogo ended.
LUX (Chimera) - Kickstarter canceled.
Midair (Archetype Studios) - Kickstarter successful.
Nebula Online (Mizar Games) Kickstarter canceled; launched in November.
Neo's Land (NeoJac Entertainment) - Open donations, no end date.
Novus AEterno (Taitale Studios)
Overpower (Hydrant Games) - Kickstarter unfunded; heading to early access.
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen (Visionary Realms) - Open donations, no end date.
Pathfinder Online (GoblinWorks) - Doom, mostly.
Planet Nomads (Craneballs) - Successful Kickstarter.
Pixel Starships (SavySoda)
Project Gorgon (Elder Game) - Kickstarted in three tries + Indiegogo. In alpha.
Pumpkin Online (Monique) - Downgrading from MMORPG.
The Exiled (Fairytale Distillery) - fka Das Tal. Steam early access February 2017.
The Realm: Reawakened (Stephen Nichols) - Ongoing GoFundMe.
The Repopulation (Idea Fabrik) - Kickstarted twice by A&B. Relaunch Q1 2017.
ROKH (Darewise) - Kickstarter canceled; early access delayed to 2017.
The Stomping Land (Alex Fundora) - Abandoned.
Sacrament (Ferocity Unbound) - Kickstarter failed; Patreon ongoing.
Shadow's Kiss (Clockwork Throne) - Ongoing Patreon.
Shards Online (Citadel Studios) - Kickstarted. Currently in alpha.
Shroud of the Avatar (Portalarium) - Successful KS. Soft launch July 2016.
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium) - Ongoing donations/packages.
TUG (Nerd Kingdom) - In middle of year-long revamp after funding surge.
Vigor Roads (NeuronHaze) - Kickstarter unsuccessful; early access planned for 2017.

Elite: Dangerous discoveries

Thanks, Cotic and Colin!

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