It’s happpppeeennning! City State Entertainment’s Mark Jacobs told us last night that the beta one for his RvR MMORPG Camelot Unchained’s will indeed begin today at noon.
MMO vets will recall that this particular beta was originally meant to launch several years ago, but the studio pushed it off; along the way, it secured more investment, opened a second studio, hired more programmers, and refactored large chunks of its ability system. The beta date was then set for the 4th of July, but it was delayed a few extra weeks because developers needed to clean up remaining bugs to eliminate a client crash rate that was, in their words, “too damn high.” The July 31st beta date was contingent on this weekend’s testing, which was apparently a success.
Do note that this is a real beta, not early access shenanigans, and there is still an NDA. Existing testers are probably going to find that not much changes for them.
“As usual, we thank you for your patience and support to date, and for the patience and support still to come,” Jacobs told backers. “Over the remainder of the development process we both seek and need your help to get us through Beta 1.” The studio is expected to stream this morning before noon.