Betawatch: Ashes of Creation furthers its alpha amidst a news bomb (September 7, 2018)

At this point it's debatable if anything will come out of here.

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.

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
Arcfall: Pre-alpha
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

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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I see Cube World in that list, Is that game coming back?

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Just had a thought: since Rend is being done by former Carbine / Wildstar devs, maybe they will end up putting the team back together after NCsoft gets done turning the lights off.