You know, Bless Unleashed has a bit of an uphill road to manage at the moment. It doesn’t just have to fix bugs for its closed betas (which it has been doing); it has to convince players that this one is going to be enough different from… well, the PC version of the game. Still, it has a closed beta happening this weekend and you can even still get a key, so we hope for its sake that it’s doing that difficult work.
Other beta news? Yep, we have a little.
- Who here remembers about Minecraft Earth? You know, another one of the augmented reality games… you know, closed beta signups are open now. Just… don’t punch the trees in your yard in hopes of getting lumber. That’s not how it works.
- Dual Universe is in second alpha. No, you cannot call it “dual alpha.” That’s not how words work even if they both refer to the second of something. Why? Because it’s just not. Stop asking.
- In Starbase, your robots will start from the bottom then wind up here, where “here” stands for “having a great deal of stuff built.” That’s how the song goes, right? You can also design and rent apartments, incidentally.
- Last but not least, if you thought that the announcement of Blue Protocol would be followed by a long stretch of no news whatsoever, well, you’re wrong. There’s another video out already! It shows stuff off.
Oh, beta world, you so crazy. You even have a full list down below; maybe our readers will notice something shouldn’t be on that list and let us know, but you’ll still have plenty of stuff on you. Keep on trucking, beta tests.
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
Astellia: Closed beta
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