There’s something in the air that makes it feel as if Magic: Legends is getting ready for its first public testing phase. I don’t know exactly what. Maybe it’s the fact that the game’s developers are putting out development diaries about things like account-wide unlockable abilities. Or maybe it’s the fact that invites are going out for the first round of testing supposedly scheduled for this month. You know, subtle hints.
Not subtle: this segue. List format!
- Ashes of Creation testing can have a little NDA lift, as a treat. Also, video.
- June testing is also in the plans for Ship of Heroes, with better performance and animations. It’ll be all testing in June all the time.
- The increasingly accurate name of Population Zero will hopefully become less accurate as the game makes it easier to play with friends.
- Pantheon is chatting about encounter design and camping of zones, which… you know, is kind of going to be a whole thing.
- The beta for Wakfu’s next patch is live, complete with the Osamodas dimension.
- And speaking of things, Legends of Aria has kicked off its second season with a good old-fashioned hole-digging! Gosh, that takes me back.
Wow, we should all go dig some holes! At the bottom we might just find a whole list of games in testing, like you’ll find at the bottom of this particular column just below. As usual, if you notice something that’s out of place that has skipped test phases, please let us know 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 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 alpha
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/beta
Valiance Online: Alpha