The crowdfunding campaigns for Hero's Song might have run short of their goals, but that didn't stop the game from reaching a state of playability. Seriously, the game hit early access on Steam this week. You can access it right now. Early, if you will. You get the idea.
And yes, there was other beta stuff going on this week. Let's look at it, shall we?
- Is Cyberpunk 2077 an MMORPG? It very well might be. Of course, we could just be told whether it is or isn't, but words no longer mean anything. Alpha means beta, beta means launch, up is down, freedom is slavery, MMOs have never existed.
- Winning Putt launched on Steam, giving everyone all of the joys of playing a game of golf without all of that golf. There may be golf-related raids.
- Looking forward to Lineage Eternal when it finally gets out of beta and gets localized? That's getting just a little bit closer with the game's Korean closed beta scheduled for November 30th. So it's the end of the month, but it's happening.
- The Imperial Realm: Miranda is an MMORTS made by one guy over the span of seven years. That alone is reason enough to be interested in the game's first stress tests. One dude, seven years, in the much-neglected MMORTS genre. Neat.
- Closed beta testing for Revelation Online steams along with a new bug tracker; the game also detailed the ornate mechanics of guilds for those curious.
- Want to sign up for the next Worlds Adrift alpha test? You can do that now, and it even comes with a new trailer for everyone. Even if you don't sign up.
You know we also have our list of games just below for everyone who likes to follow all of the betas going on. At least, the ones we know of are down there. Did we miss something, either a game shuffling into a launch state or a game that's testing without us catching it? Do let us know down in the comments, we greatly appreciate it.
The bright side to a nice round of golf is that it's a game of skill and sedate strategy, along with a chance to make lots of references to Caddyshack. The down side is, of course, actually going to a golf course. But now Winning Putt has left the putting range of beta testing and driven onto the green of launch, so players can pick up their digital seven-irons and go to war with one another. Or however you play golf.
To celebrate the game's launch and its arrival on Steam, the game is offering players a special gift for each day's login until November 18th. You've still got a few days to pick up new prizes, so if you love the idea of smacking virtual golf balls around, we suggest you get in and get teeing. Or... driving? Whatever the verb form is for starting a golf skirmish. Match. Whatever.
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Despite how you may feel about golf or even virtual golf, hopefully the world can come together to agree that the upcoming golf MMO Winning Putt is not hard on the eyes at all. It's got content to back up those looks too, especially with its recent update.
The latest patch for the game has increased the level from 30 to 35, brought in new sets of clubs, offered more customization options, and introduced "demanding" quests. What kind of quests will you be doing in a golf MMO? Probably not "save the world" kind of activities, unless this game is aiming to be the raddest sports title of all time. Actually, the quests involve difficult challenges on hard courses, such as getting birdies out of bunkers. Heck, there are even quests on loading screens -- because why waste a second of a player's time?
Winning Putt is currently in open beta with no set launch date for the west. It's been out in South Korea for a while now.
We live in a world where Winning Putt exists. It is a golf MMO. There are no epic endgame raids against the Grand Wrath-Beast that lurks behind Hole #14; it's just golf. Golf with short skirts, flouncy female characters who offer exaggerated pouts on missed shots, detailed character creation, and classes. It's also in open beta right now if you don't believe that this is a thing that could actually exist in our world.
Players start out by picking either Driving or Accuracy as a class (more of a speciality), develop special skills via leveling and play, and explore seven different courses with unique hazards. If you've been longing for an online golf game with character progression and detailed social interaction... well, we don't entirely understand how you work, but we do know that this game is probably something you should download and try.