Betawatch: Chronicles of Elyria hit with sizable layoffs (January 19, 2018)

So it looks like things are not all roses and light behind the scenes for Chronicles of Elyria, as the studio has apparently let several of its team members go. How many? We don’t have an exact number, just a knowledge that the team had apparently doubled in sized and is now notably reduced. Here’s hoping for the best for the people affected by the layoffs.

Other beta news? Perhaps even happier news? Sure thing. We can do that.

We can’t promise that our list below is all good news. It’s a list. It organizes entries in list format. But you can still take a look at it, and if something on that list is inaccurate, you can let us know and we can fix it. Is that good news? Maybe!

As always, we consider an MMO to be in open testing if it features free, public signups and will server wipe prior to launch. An MMO is marked in closed testing if it’s running a private test phase that cannot freely be accessed by the general public; it’s usually under NDA as well. Early access and crowdfunded MMOs whose tests we deem legitimate will be included. So-called “open beta” soft-launch MMOs with cash shops, no sign of launch in the west, or limited interest for our readers will not be listed; we also do not list expansions, with occasional exceptions.

AdventureQuest 3D: Open beta
Boundless: Donor alpha
Camelot Unchained: Backer alpha
Children of Ur: Open alpha
Citadel: Forged with Fire: Early access
Closers: Closed beta
Crowfall: Backer pre-alpha
Cube World: Closed alpha
Dauntless: Closed beta
Dark and Light: Early access
DayZ: Early access
Divergence Online: Alpha
Edengrad: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Ever, Jane: Open beta
Gloria Victis: Early access on Steam
Global Adventures: Closed beta
H1Z1: Paid early access
Just Survive: Paid early access
Legends of Aria: Final alpha, formerly known as Shards Online; closed beta on January 15th
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
OrbusVR: Early access
Osiris: New Dawn: Early access
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
Project Genom: Closed alpha
Project Gorgon: Free, open testing
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Sea of Thieves: Closed beta on January 24th
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
Stash: Backer alpha
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Culling: Early access testing
The Exiled: Early access; formerly Das Tal
The Repopulation: Closed alpha
TUG: Steam early access alpha
Valiance Online: Alpha testing
Wild Buster: Limited alpha testing
Wild Terra: Steam early access
Wild West Online: Early access alpha
Worlds Adrift: Closed beta

Yes, MMO gamers, you too can perform the unpaid quality-control work otherwise known as game testing! Check out Massively Overpowered’s Betawatch every week for a run-down of MMOs that are still on the road to reality.
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Dro Gul

I hear Elyria is going to launch a sale/funding drive soon. Better get in while you can!

Right?

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Armsbend

/harbinger

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Lethality

“SIZABLE LAYOFFS”

“How many? We don’t have an exact number”

c’mon guys, have some integrity and don’t be a tabloid at the expense of the games you supposedly love.

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Dro Gul

IMHO when a MMO in development (now planning to be 2 years behind schedule) is laying people off instead of hiring due to finances and inability to find a publisher it’s bad news. Doesn’t matter if it’s 1 guy, 3 guys or 10.

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silverlock

Sigh this is a summary of this weeks stories did you miss the link to the story which address that in more detail?

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Mr. Bigglesworth

Interesting to note Elyria’s office is a 10 minute drive from one of Camelot’s offices. Just sayin’.

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Dobie Gillis

That’s quite a list right there! I didn’t realize there were so many (not a big survival sandbox fan myself) Thanks
Also Pantheon RotF: closed alpha… limited interest?

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Sally Bowls

TYVM!

41 !?!