In late November, it’s time for a lot of studios to admit that a game just isn’t coming out this year. Torchlight Frontiers has slumped in with low shoulders to confirm that yes, it is going to miss its planned 2019 release date. You are probably not shocked at this point. But it’s all right, Torchlight Frontiers, lots of games miss that date.
Shall we talk about some others? Or just some beta news, let’s go with that in general.
- The latest Mad World news isn’t specifically missing a date, but it is about missing several dates and going quiet, which is sort of similar.
- If you were hoping Starbase early access was happening in 2019, that is also off the table. Again, probably not a surprise as we’re almost out of 2019 altogether.
- Meanwhile, Wild Terra’s development team has Wild Terra 2 out for crowdfunding. That is also not getting early access this year, but we figure by now you were expecting that.
- Last (and probably least), Legends of Aria has delayed its latest revamp until December 5th. Third (or fourth, or fifth, or whateverth) time’s the charm!
Also not happening this year is getting every title off of our list of games in testing below. There are games still in testing! We kind of expect that’ll be happening for a long while. If something has managed to jump test phases without us noticing, though, feel free to let us know down in the comments.
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; Apocalypse early access
Bless Unleashed: Open 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
Hearthstone Battleground Mode: 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