Betawatch: AdventureQuest 3D shows off its cross-platform performance (May 20, 2016)

Ah yes.

You would think that cross-platform play for games would generally be a thing by now, but the fact that I can only get a copy of Mighty No. 9 for one platform after backing it originally makes it clear that this is still a world of divided platforms. AdventureQuest 3D, on the other hand, is really trying to be a game that can be played on almost any device used by anyone anywhere, meaning that you can play at your home on your computer and then take it on the road with your phone. We took an in-depth look at the title this week, so that’s something you ought to check out.

It’s generally been a pretty quiet beta week, but “quiet” isn’t a synonym for “absolutely stagnant,” either:

  • A new Paladins patch has been rolled out, with a new free rotation and a rework to how you can buy specific cards. No more randomly hoping for the right card at a given rarity! (Thanks to Sorenthaz for letting us know.)
  • SamuTale‘s testing is going to start in the legendary land of Soon, but until it happens you can assure yourself access with a relatively cheap founder’s pack. I’d say that’s noteworthy.
  • Speaking of buying and selling stuff, are you curious about how that’s going to work out with Gigantic? Because those questions were asked and answered in that game’s recent AMA following the Perfect World Entertainment partnership.
  • Are you more of the storytelling sort? You should be happy that the most recent big Landmark patch has made storytelling much better. Story saving, resets, and easier nodes are all part of making a tale easier to craft. Not that it will make your characters any more compelling, alas.

Oh, and let’s also note that we do have that list just below. There are a lot of games on it! We go through and trim it out, trying to make sure that everything on there should be on there… but if something doesn’t deserve it, could you let us know down in the comments? We appreciate it.

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 starting in June
Albion Online: Closed beta
Boundless: Donor alpha
Camelot Unchained: Backer alpha
Children of Ur: Open alpha
Chronicles: Runescape Legends: Closed beta, launches on Steam May 26th
Crossout: Closed beta
Crowfall: Backer pre-alpha
Cube World: Closed alpha
Das Tal: Ongoing alpha tests
DayZ: Early access
Divergence Online: Alpha
Eleven: Closed alpha
Eternal Crusade: Early access play on Steam
Ever, Jane: Closed beta
Fragmented: Closed backer beta
Gigantic: Closed beta
Gloria Victis: Donor pre-alpha
H1Z1: Paid early access, split into two games
HeroWarz: Closed beta
HEX: Unofficial open beta
Landmark: Paid closed beta, cash shop active, launching in spring
LawBreakers: Closed alpha
Life is Feudal: Early access beta
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
MyDream: Closed testing open to donors
Origins of Malu: Development suspended
Otherland: Early access
Overwatch: Launching May 24th
Paladins: Closed beta
Paragon: Early access, free beta weekend May 26th
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
Project Genom: Closed alpha
Project Gorgon: Free, open testing
Riders of Icarus: Closed beta
Shards Online: Pre-alpha
Shroud of the Avatar: Steam early access, backer testing
SkySaga: Ongoing NA and UK alpha events
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
Stash: Backer alpha
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Culling: Early access testing
The Repopulation: Alpha offline, moving to the Unreal engine, survival spinoff Fragmented in early access
Tree of Life: Open beta
Tribal Wars 2: Open testing
TUG: Steam early access alpha
Valiance Online: Pre-alpha testing
World of Warcraft: Legion: Closed beta, launching August 30th

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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