The first few days after the end of the year are a bad time for betas, but we came roaring back this week with Magic: Legends finally strutting its stuff. And it turns out that the question of “how are they going to make this into an MMORPG” has been answered with… not making it an MMORPG at all but looking more like an online ARPG. Cool. Apparently this was to avoid looking at elemental butt. Well, at least there are familiar place names?
Let’s move on, not everything can let us down.
- Wait, maybe everything can… Chronicles of Elyria is still trying to get its not-even-virtual-land sales event running again. Whoops.
- All right, how about New World? It has a picture scrapbook, that’s something? Yes?
- Oh, hey, this isn’t disappointing; EVE Echoes is wrapping up its beta testing with a nice big event, which is both how testing should end and a sign of moving forward. Optimistic!
- And while Temtem isn’t quite done with its alpha yet, it has announced testing dates for stress tests moving forward. Also good!
All right, so it’s sort of a melange of disappointment and, er… not-disappointment. Well, that’s a way to start the year, sure. You could also start by checking out our list just below and letting us know if something slipped test phases without us noticing; we’re on board for that.
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