Yes, it’s true, Population Zero marched its way into early access this past week. It then promptly apologized for how the early access launch has gone thus far, which shows a genuine humility and willingness to adapt. Whether or not that’s going to be enough to propel the game to stardom, so to speak, remains to be seen; still, it’s a nice dose of humility all the same.
Other beta news? There’s some, sure.
- The beta for Book of Travels began on May 5th. If you backed the game? Well, you’re booked into traveling.
- We’ve got to wait longer on New World, but as we do so we get a chance to learn more about the game’s factional PvP, so that’s all right.
- Ongoing alpha developing has been shown off for the upcoming Mad World, and now you’re frustrated because the Gary Jules cover is stuck in your head.
- If you’re in the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands beta, you can make use of the in-game controller support now in testing, so that might be fun.
Yes, a quiet week in Betaville, but there is still a list just below of games currently in testing! You can check that list out, and if you notice something on there that shouldn’t be or not on there that should be, you can let us know in the comments down below. It’s always appreciated.
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 testing in May; Apocalypse early access has ended
Book of Travels: Closed beta
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
Elyon: Korean beta (fka Ascent Infinite Realm)
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
Mortal Online 2: Closed alpha
New World: Closed alpha, launching August 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”
Population Zero: Early access
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