No! No, my child, my hope, my sweet Blue Protocol, I want you to go through testing and come out here sooner! But your testing has been delayed over COVID-19 aka coronavirus fears! If you ignore literally everything else connected with this virus, this is the worst conceivable thing that could have happened connected to this virus.
Fortunately, no one is stupid enough to ignore all of the other very good reasons to pay attention to COVID-19, so let’s just move on to a few other bits of beta news:
- The launch hasn’t quite happened for Bless Unleashed, and the team is still fixing up the bugs that are clear in the head start period even as we count down to launch.
- We’ve got some new footage about Chronicles of Elyria, which looks… well, kind of similar to its last gameplay footage from three years ago, but with more abstract graphics. Cool.
- Zenith is kicking off its pre-alpha test phase on March 21st, for when just an alpha isn’t cool enough for you kiddos.
- Last but not least, it looks like Ashes of Creation is really nearing the point of its first alpha and discussing what will be contained therein.
At this point, it’s just too sad to continue. If anyone needs me, I’ll be assuaging my sorrow by taking apart Transformers to use them as armor and additional weapons for other Transformers. You can assuage your own sorrow by checking out the full list of games in testing down below, possibly alerting us if anything down there has changed test phases without us realizing it. We’ll be your friend if you do.
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: Headstart access, launches March 12th
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
Dual Universe: Alpha
ECO: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Ever, Jane: Open beta
Kurtzpel: Closed beta
Gloria Victis: Early access on Steam
Guardians of Ember: Open beta
Hearthstone Battleground Mode: Open beta
Inferna: Early access
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
Magic: Legends: Beta testing in 2020
New World: Closed alpha, 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”
Phantasy Star Online 2: Closed beta on Xbox One (PC version expected)
Project Genom: Closed alpha, servers offline for restructuring with SpatialOS
Project Gorgon: Early access beta
Prosperous Universe: Early access
Saga of Lucimia: Closed alpha
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Ship of Heroes: Alpha
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
Temtem: Early access
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Cycle: Alpha, weekly test cycle
The Repopulation: Early access alpha
Torchlight III: Closed alpha
Valiance Online: Alpha