It feels weird when Star Citizen is selling you something that actually exists, huh? But the title is hard at work selling you tickets to its annual CitizenCon convention, and that is an actual thing that you can go to (assuming you buy tickets). But it’s also hinting that persistence might be arriving with 3.6, thus marking an end to continual wipes with each patch and the inclusion of mechanics like insurance. Is that truly on deck or just the whisper of what comes next? Stay tuned.
Also, stay tuned for more beta news. Arriving… right now.
- The closed beta for Astellia did indeed kick off last week! We even have our first impressions ready for you, and those impressions are… it’s fine. Not bad, not great. It’s fine.
- Fractured is planning its second alpha for early July.
- Need a reason to get excited for Torchlight Frontiers? Have an elevator pitch. If, you know, you aren’t already sold by all of the stuff we’ve mentioned about it. We mentioned you can summon a ghost train, right?
- If your fantasy involves being a convenience store clerk in an underdeveloped island, then RAW is apparently the game for you.
- Finally, we dished on the World of Warcraft Classic beta testing experience.
The author of this particular piece could not be reached for comment, as he was busy playing some other game with an intensity usually reserved for substances that have support groups. You, however, can enjoy a full list of betas just below and let us know your thoughts on betas in the comments. Plus, you know, you can let us know if there are games that skipped test phases without us noticing.
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 phase one
Bless Unleashed: Closed beta
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta one
Children of Ur: Open alpha, further development merged with Eleven
Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-alpha
Citadel: Forged with Fire: Early access
Crowfall: Backer pre-alpha
Cube World: Closed alpha
Dauntless: Open beta
Dark and Light: Early access
Divergence Online: Alpha
Dual Universe: Alpha
ECO: Early access
Edengrad: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Ever, Jane: Open beta
Kurtzpel: Closed beta
Gloria Victis: Early access on Steam
Global Adventures: Closed beta
Guardians of Ember: Open beta
Legends of Aria: Early access
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
New World: Closed alpha
Occupy White Walls: Early access
Osiris: New Dawn: Early access
Outlaws of the Old West: Early access
Pantheon: Backer pre-alpha
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
PixARK: Early access
Project Genom: Closed alpha, servers offline for restructuring with SpatialOS
Project Gorgon: Early access beta
Prosperous Universe: Early access
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Ship of Heroes: Alpha
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Cycle: Alpha, weekly test cycle
The Repopulation: Early access alpha
Torchlight Frontiers: Closed alpha, no NDA
Valiance Online: Alpha
WoW Classic: Closed beta