Betawatch: New World is strutting its stuff (August 31, 2018)

    
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A whole new this.

Finally, we’re getting some actual information about New World! Like the parrot, it appears to have not been dead but simply resting. And now we’re finding out about quests and scaling technology, along with getting shown a whole lot of video clips about not much of anything. But they’re pretty video clips. In the end, isn’t that something?

The answer, of course, is no. Let’s move on to other beta news.

  • There’s a big patch approaching for Worlds Adrift, which your current character will not live to see. There’s going to be a server wipe going along with it, you see. Get your screenshots of everything you built for posterity.
  • Do you want a persistent MMO shooter that doesn’t want to call itself an MMO with just a dash of that delicious cryptocurrency spice? If that sounds like your improbable wish list, you can be happy about the existence of Project Genesis.
  • Gloria Victis will perform better! Also, there’s more stuff on the way, like siege weapons. They’re kind of disconnected topics, but they’re both good things, right?
  • Last but not least, Star Citizen has managed to generate player controversy once again, presumably from many people who are muttering that this is the last time they’ll shell out $300 for an unplayable ship as they enter their credit card details. Or that they won’t pay for any more livestreams of the game’s conventions after this one.

Ah, good times, great oldies. And great lists! There’s a list of games in testing down below, and if something is on there which really should not be on there… well, let us know, yes? Or let us know about the betas you’re involved with that are not under NDA. That’s cool, too.

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
Arcfall: Pre-alpha
Ashes of Creation: Backer alpha zero, alpha one on September 1st
Bless Online: Early access open beta
Boundless: Early access, launch planned for September 11th
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta
Children of Ur: Open alpha
Citadel: Forged with Fire: Early access
Crowfall: Backer pre-alpha
Cube World: Closed alpha
Dauntless: Open beta
Dark and Light: Early access
DayZ: Early access
Divergence Online: Alpha
Dual Universe: Pre-alpha
ECO: Early access
Edengrad: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Ever, Jane: Open beta
Fallout 76: Beta in October
Gloria Victis: Early access on Steam
Global Adventures: Closed beta
Just Survive: Paid early access
Legends of Aria: Closed beta, open beta in June
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
Occupy White Walls: Closed alpha, coming to Steam
OrbusVR: Early access
Osiris: New Dawn: Early access
Pantheon: Backer pre-alpha
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
PixARK: Early access
Project Genom: Closed alpha
Project Gorgon: Early access beta
Rend: Alpha testing
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
Stash: Backer alpha
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Repopulation: Early access alpha
Valiance Online: Alpha
Wild Terra: Steam early access
Worlds Adrift: Early access

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.