So, uh, yeah. This week. You notice how the “breaking” box there is overstuffed with stories? That’s because this week has just been crazy active. Not a whole lot of movement on the testing front, as a result. But “not a whole lot” is different from “none,” as Ashes of Creation has stepped up to its stress testing before its first alpha test. From the ashes, indeed. It even has a map for the whole next year.
Other beta news? Yeah, there’s a bit.
- There’s a new MMO in the works based on Lord of the Rings? What.
- Closed alpha is on the way for The Cycle, so you can live out all of your… actually, it’s not clear precisely what fantasies would be lived out in this specific game. If you have some, though, you’ll be able to live them out. There are guns.
- The latest Ship of Heroes update is all about cars. If you wish to start singing “In cars!” and doing a verbal synth beat, we’ll allow it.
- If you’re tired of just hearing the usual suspects gush about Rend, perhaps you’d like to take a look at our PAX West look at the game, in which Larry also gushes about Rend.
A bit thin this week, sure, but after all of the other news bombs it’s a welcome respite. There’s still a list down below of games in testing, and we welcome your eyes and your opinions down in the comments. If something needs to be in a different category or removed altogether, we welcome that feedback as well.
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
Ashes of Creation: Alpha one stress test ongoing, full alpha one in September
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
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