Guess what? Atlas did in fact launch over the holiday season into its early access, and it immediately started weathering storms due to its rushed deployment. The developers have promised that things will improve in the new year, but due to those issues, players have packed up and… wait, the game has actually been boasting solid player retention. Huh.
Ah, well, let’s check out some other beta news.
- So Ashes of Creation has been a bucket of fun with its battle royale spinoff, which is now being planned for a February launch after some special testing weekends in January. Castle siege testing has also been delayed.
- Perhaps you wrote off Anthem as soon as you found out that it was a BioWare game without anyone you could smooch, but if not, you’ll be happy to see the game’s demo schedule is planned for late January and early February.
- Did you know that MIA Online is now in no-wipe open beta testing (which rhymes with “launch”) on Android? It features six classes and action combat because of course it does. And there’s a nation war system and… yes, all right, you know this routine.
- Last but not least, Identity has patched chairs. It has patched the hell out of chairs. Chairs for all!
The start of a new year, then! And while the new developments are trickling in as people get back to work, we still have our list of games in testing just below. If there’s something wrong with that list, please, go ahead and let us know down in the comments. We respect that.
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
Division 2: Alpha
Dual Universe: 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: Early access
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
Prosperous Universe: Early access
Rend: Early access
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Ship of Heroes: Pre-alpha
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
Starmourn: Open beta
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