I freely admit that I thought we had already heard the last we would ever hear about New World and that it had been banished to the land of wind and ghosts. Thankfully, that’s not the case at all! The game has officially been given a launch window of May 2020! That’s a few months away, but the most important thing is that it is definitely still happening. Whew.
Other beta news did happen this week, too!
- Speaking of games you may have thought were dead already, Magic: Legends is aiming for a beta in 2020! So that’s real, too. It’s all real, says Harrison Ford.
- Black Desert Mobile has now launched worldwide, which means that the game officially has the power… to move you. Or move with you, whichever.
- The next alpha test for Dual Universe features some visual improvements, which you can check out in static form ahead of the testing.
- And since Pearl Abyss deserves some additional love, why not get yourself excited about new Crimson Desert content? It’s all deserts all the time, folks.
Now go in peace, children, and perhaps scour the list below to see if any of the items listed therein catch your eye. If they catch your eye because they jumped test phases or if the lack of something catches your eye, well, you can tell us about that 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
Magic: Legends: Beta testing in 2020
New World: CBT in April 2020, launching May 2020
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