Is there any arena more shadow-filled than Shadow Arena? It might need to change its name if there were, but you can evaluate for yourself when the title takes its final closed beta romp starting on April 17th. That’s admittedly some time away, but hey, you can wait that long, right? It’s better than bugs infesting the game. Ahem.
Let’s move on, shall we? To other beta news!
- The team behind New World is inviting random people into the alpha test, so if you want to see what the game is all about it would behoove you to head over and sign up for that.
- Chronicles of Elyria has departed our list; it had been in a vague state of pre-alpha, but now it doesn’t exist at all.
- There are hints of some major changes coming to Ascent: Infinite Realm in the near future. Of course, to be fair, “being out in a playable state” would itself be a major change right now.
- That delayed beta for Blue Protocol has dates now, and it’s actually toward the end of April. Of course, that could also be delayed again…
- If you’re looking forward to Ashes of Creation, there’s going to be an early livestream preview of the first alpha, so you can feast your eyes on that and either anticipate or be baffled that it doesn’t look better. Depending on how it looks, you know.
- Last but not least, since Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally out here on one of its planned platforms, we’ve got some first impressions. And… they’re positive! You’re relieved, I’m sure.
With this mission accomplished, we return to the shadows. We await the call of duty once more. But remember, if a game is in testing, we’ll be there. If you notice a game that should have its status updated… actually, you can let us know in the comments, then it’ll be here next week. It’s almost like a shared duty.
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 has ended
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta one
Children of Ur: Open alpha, further development merged with Eleven
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: Open 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