- Guild Wars 2 said that Heart of Thorns’ beta is on the way; we took a peek at the expansion’s PvP and the new Revenant class. GW2 is also testing a new streaming client.
- Otherland’s second closed beta test has begun.
- Landmark outlined its development plans for the next few weeks.
- Blizzard OFPS Overwatch is aiming for a fall beta test.
- Crowfall’s Kickstarter campaign broke the $1 million barrier.
- Tree of Savior hinted about English localization and an international test version (thanks, Yorai!). The devs say they “think it will be after CBT2 in Korea.”
- Shadowrun Online isn’t so very online anymore. It’s now releasing in April.
- Ascent: The Space Game landed on Steam early access.
- People got married in Shroud of the Avatar’s alpha.
- Vainglory opened its Android closed beta.
- Steam-Greenlit superhero MMO Valiance Online is hiring.
- Trials of Ascension canceled another Kickstarter campaign.
Our complete list of MMOs in testing is below.
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.
Albion Online: Alpha phases running intermittently this winter
Ascent: The Space Game: Steam early access
Auto Club Revolution: Closed beta
Beasts of Prey: Early access alpha
Black Desert: Korean open beta
Cabal II: Closed beta
Camelot Unchained: Backer alpha
Das Tal: Alpha
DayZ: Early access
Divergence Online: Alpha
Dungeon Fighter Online: Closed testing reopens March 2015
Earthrise: First Impact: Alpha but still alive
Echo of Soul: Beta
Eleven: Closed alpha
Ever, Jane: In testing; 2016 anticipated release
Eternal Crusade: Early access begins fall 2015
Gloria Victis: Donor alpha
H1Z1: Paid early access
Heroes of the Storm: Paid closed beta
HEX: Unofficial open beta
Kingdom Online: Closed beta
Landmark: Paid closed beta, cash shop active
Life is Feudal: Early access beta
Line of Defense: Early access
MyDream: Closed testing open to donors
Nosgoth: Open beta
Oort Online: Donor alpha
Origins of Malu: In the midst of a do-over
Otherland: Second closed beta
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
PlanetSide 2: PS4 beta
Project Gorgon: Free, open testing, just like the old days
Shadowrun Chronicles: Steam early access; launching in april
Shards Online: Pre-alpha
Shroud of the Avatar: Steam early access, backer testing
Skyforge: Ongoing technical beta weekends; closed beta begins March 11
SkySaga: Ongoing NA and UK alpha events
Star Citizen: Backer pre-alpha
Starriser: Taking beta signups
Stash: Backer alpha
The Repopulation: Early access/backer alpha
Tribal Wars 2: Open testing
TUG: Steam early access
Valiance Online: Alpha stress testing
Venus Rising: Internal alpha (adult/NSFW)