Betawatch: Camelot Unchained has delayed again

    
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You are not shocked.

Did you think that Camelot Unchained was releasing this year? I don’t think anyone still did at this point, but if you were still clinging to that hope… hey, it’s not. Time to let go of hope.

Other beta news before we get back to the BlizzCon bursts of bannouncements:

Feel free to check out our list down below and even let us know if something there should be moved to a different stage of testing or doesn’t deserve to be on there any longer. It’s appreciated.

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
Arcfall: Pre-alpha
Ashes of Creation: Alpha one phase one; Apocalypse early access
Bless Unleashed: Closed beta
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta one
Children of Ur: Open alpha, further development merged with Eleven
Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-alpha
Crowfall: Backer pre-alpha, alpha now expected in 2020
Cube World: Closed beta since September 23rd
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
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
New World: Closed alpha – back on hiatus
Occupy White Walls: Early access
Osiris: New Dawn: Open beta
Outlaws of the Old West: Early access
Pantheon: Backer pre-alpha
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
PlanetSide Arena: 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

Yes, MMO gamers, you too can perform the unpaid quality-control work otherwise known as game testing! Check out Massively Overpowered’s Betawatch every week for a run-down of MMOs that are still on the road to launch, even if they appear to have set up a permanent residence in a shed called early access.

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fammy w

I’m realistic when I say that this game probably won’t come out in the next couple of years, if at all. Looks like EQ-Next all over again but without the hype surrounding it.

I’m sure old-school DAoC/Warhammer fans might stick around to see how this pans out but it’s been well over 5 years of stagnation with very few signs of notable progress.

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Anstalt

CU has been the only MMO I’ve been looking forwards to for years, so I’m happy to wait until it’s finished and working properly. I still have complete confidence in CSE to get it finished.

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mysecretid

I’m willing to wait and see with Camelot Unchained. They’ve always been pretty up-front here on Massively about what’s going on with their game so far. Delays happen, and better a late game than a broken one.

My opinion, anyway,

lordkrall
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lordkrall

Is anyone actually still thinking Camelot Unchained will ever be released?

Alyn
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Alyn

Camelot Unchained was first announced on March 3, 2015. It’s been a bit over 4 years. I think it is still on track for a game of this type.

lordkrall
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lordkrall

No? The Kickstarter started in 2013, while the project itself was teased end of 2012. The closed beta was supposed to start in 2015 that is true (but in February), but claiming it was not announced until then is just outright false.

Fact still remains that the game have been pushed back over and over and over and over again from its original date and there doesn’t really seem to be much indication that it will ever actually see an official release.

Alyn
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Alyn

What was announced on March 3, 2015 was Alpha 1. Thus a playable version, I do believe. In Dec of 2012 it was pretty much concept, with some video made available.

lordkrall
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lordkrall

Still doesn’t change the fact that the game was announced way before 2015 as you claim. Heck the Kickstarter itself mentioned December 2015 as release date for the game.

Alyn
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Alyn

Thus you believe that three is enough time to create an mmo, like Camelot Unchained?

I was under the impression it generally takes between 5 to 7 years to create a worthy one. But, hey I s’pose I can wrong.

Anyway, that’s about all I have here not much more to discuss. : )

lordkrall
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lordkrall

Sure, but why would they go out with the information that a planned release was in 2015 then? Surely with all the experience that they keep bragging about they should have known much better? As for 5-7 years we are currently entering the end of the 6th year, and still no actual release date in sight.

You seem to be under the impression (or at least you argue like it) that the game was not worked on at all until you heard about it in 2015. While it was worked on for at the very least two years before that.

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Armsbend

I am not.