Gosh, Astellia is going hard on its beta testing, isn’t it? Like, almost to a surprising degree. Sure, you sort of expect an overview of what’s in the second test, and finding out stuff about the loyalty system is nice. But did people expect more keys and an actual contest for a laptop? That’s a push. The game sure isn’t phoning this part in.
Moving right along, let’s check in on more games in testing for the love of the game. The… meta-game, sort of.
- If you want to try out the Ship of Heroes character creator, the game is aiming to have that into beta in late August. Does anyone else remember when there was a standalone character creator for City of Heroes released officially? That was fun.
- Blizzard was apparently surprised by how many people were really invested in the World of Warcraft: Classic beta. Everyone who is not surprised, raise your hands. Really, raise them. Stop fronting.
- Bad news for people looking forward to Mavericks, as the game has been called on account of bankruptcy. There’s no more money and the company is gone. That’s… abrupt.
- Frankly, that last item was depressing. Let’s end off with some love, specifically the sort that leads to creature breeding in the latest test update for Temtem. Aw, yeah. Put on some Barry White in the background, baby.
There! This week has been rescued from one of the ones where the news is just plain depressing. Share some uplifting test stories in the comments! Let us know if something jumped test phases without us noticing! Just talk about the news in the comments! We like any and all of the above.
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
Caravan Stories: Beta
Children of Ur: Open alpha, further development merged with Eleven
Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-alpha
Citadel: Forged with Fire: Early access, launch on October 11th
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, launching August 6th
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