Betawatch: June 12th, 2015

    
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Betawatch: June 12th, 2015

Could it be? Is Skyforge going to release soon, or go into an open beta which is indistinguishable from release? It certainly seems like it, as the title is hosting its last closed beta week on June 24th. The time approaches! But, of course, there were other bits of beta news this week besides that.

As always, we’ve got more games on the list below. Did a game change status? Did we miss something? Let us know down in the comments, like always.

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 aimed for summer
Ascent: The Space Game: Steam early access
Auto Club Revolution: Closed beta
Beasts of Prey: Early access alpha
Black Desert: Korean and Japanese open beta
Cabal II: Closed beta (NA); soft-launches July 2nd
Camelot Unchained: Backer alpha
Das Tal: Kickstarter, alpha expected in 2015
DayZ: Early access
Divergence Online: Alpha
Dungeon Fighter Online: Open testing
Earthrise: First Impact: Alpha but still alive
Eleven: Closed alpha
Eternal Crusade: Early access begins fall 2015
EVE: Valkyrie: Pre-alpha registration for EVE and DUST players
Ever, Jane: In testing; 2016 anticipated release
Gloria Victis: Donor pre-alpha
H1Z1: Paid early access
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: Combat module in early access
Otherland: Second closed beta
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
PlanetSide 2: PS4 beta
Project Genom: Closed alpha
Project Gorgon: Free, open testing
Shadowrun Chronicles: Steam early access; launching in April
Shards Online: Pre-alpha
Shroud of the Avatar: Steam early access, backer testing
Skyforge: Closed beta #3 ongoing, open beta/launch this summer
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, launching Q4 2015
Tree of Life: Paid early access
Tribal Wars 2: Open testing
TUG: Steam early access alpha
Valiance Online: Pre-alpha testing
Venus Rising: Internal alpha (adult/NSFW)
World of Warships: 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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Brochim
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Brochim

Is it worth adding Starmade to the list? the game is in open Alpha and freely downloadable from there website.

ValianceOnline
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ValianceOnline

Valiance Online is actually in “Pre-Alpha Testing” and the link is http://valianceonline.com/

Thanks for the mention! :D

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Rheem Octuris That game would never play outside of netbars in S. Korea.  FFS, who would want it to ever?

Rheem Octuris
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Rheem Octuris

I just watched the trailer, definitely same IP, and the characters are from the anime.

Rheem Octuris
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Rheem Octuris

Gunslinger Stratos is actually based on a currently airing anime (I think episode 10 or 11 just aired)
Or at least there is an anime of the same name. I assume its the same IP.

The anime is kind of convoluted… its about a small-scale war happening between parallel dimensions in the future, however said war is being fought in 2015 in Japan. But at the same time it isn’t. Like I said, convoluted. There are two versions of almost every character, and most of them are forgettable. Each time a side gets a kill, they are rewarded by the Timekeepers (A neutral judge faction) in energy cubes, which basically evolves their weapons. The whole idea of killing each other is to supposedly prevent the destruction of both world by only destroying one. Its revealed the  Timekeepers have  ulterior movies, but I don’t want to spoil the plot too much. Like I said, a bit convoluted.

Rustybladez
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Rustybladez

Life is Feudal is for sale, early access on steam. Skyforge beta 3 wrapped up maybe last Sunday or earlier so servers are offline.
Cabal II has a download button but it just says not ready yet.

Pashgan
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Pashgan

About (Ru) Skyforge. Game is still very far from finish – it’s even far from being called “beta” since there are a lot of functions and content to add and re-create (a lot of present functions are placeholders – like pantheon facilities, their cost). End-game is overcomplicated and bugged, there is very little PvE balance (“30k” invasion instance actually requires 70k team to succeed). Worst part: no balance changes during 5 weeks – with one exception: anomalies became nearly impossible to do after recent fix (weekly quest takes few days to finish instead of 1-3 hours before fix). There are rumors about big update in 2 weeks and I hope situation will be different – otherwise to prevent burnout by unfinished gameplay I’d suggest to avoid the game for 3-6 months till the devs will fix/finish it.

Deathgod881
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Deathgod881

You forgot one open beta Revelations Online steparu recently covered it

Alcatr4z
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Alcatr4z

Skyforge CBT4 launches June 23rd…not June 24th… http://sf.my.com/us/news/announcements/skyforge-closed-beta-4-begins-june-23