Yes, it’s possible that Red Dead Online is not very red, and it is definitely very much alive in beta testing. But calling it that would leave it as just Redemption Online, which sounds either like turning in coupons for super saver deals or something with theological implications. Let’s not unpack that but instead just enjoy the game’s approach to handling griefing, how about that?
Then we can move on to dealing with other beta news. Efficient!
- Fractured is delaying its alpha test until next year while starting pre-alpha soon. A pre-alpha is a lot like an alpha and you might even think that it might as well be an alpha, but it helps convey the sense that these titles push out earlier and earlier test builds. We look forward to just getting text files full of source code as the super early pre-alpha in 2025.
- Torchlight Frontiers is prepping another alpha round next weekend. Good luck getting in this time!
- Meanwhile, Project Nova’s alpha has also been delayed. How much? Well, let’s go ahead and say “forever” for the moment, because CCP is taking things back to the drawing board. Fortunately, this is a studio without a long history of failed or cancelled projects, so everything will be fine.
- Meanwhile, the creature-collection gotta-catch-em-all-in-a-way-legally-distinct-from-Nintendo-properties adventure Temtem is now in its backer alpha. Yes! It’s not delayed or halfway or anything. Hooray!
- Dual Universe has also rolled out its alpha testing, something we got to take a peek at. Gosh, it would have been a sad week if everything was just delayed, thank goodness that’s not the case.
- And last but not least, Identity is set to begin its testing today, complete with drug use. In the game, that is; the game will not support or in any way interact with what you do outside of the game. Where’s that FBI “Winners Don’t Do Drugs” splash page? It was here a minute ago.
Meanwhile, we’re sorry to inform you that further beta news has been delayed until you scroll down to our full list of games in testing just below. If something is listed erroneously, please let us know in the comments!
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
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta (one)
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
Gloria Victis: Early access on Steam
Global Adventures: Closed beta
Legends of Aria: Closed beta
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
Occupy White Walls: Early access
OrbusVR: Early access beta
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: Early access
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Cycle: Alpha
The Repopulation: Early access alpha
Torchlight Frontiers: Closed alpha
Valiance Online: Alpha
Wild Terra: Steam early access
Worlds Adrift: Early access