Apparently, Crowfall’s current test state is “technically” a beta. Technically. As the person who maintains this list, splitting hairs like this technically annoys me. It also actually annoys me. You can’t call something “technically” a beta while still promising an actual beta date! You know this! You clearly know this or you wouldn’t be calling it just “technically” a beta! You are mangling the already loose terminology we have! Who taught you to be like this?!
Well, now I’m good and angry. Let’s move on to other beta news for anger!
- Another New World video? All about crafting?! You need to give us more motivation to play this game! Don’t just tweet about swords!
- Population Zero developers talking about what went wrong during the Early Access launch, because of course review bombing is a thing now, why is the world this way?
- The third act of Torchlight III is coming on June 30th, bugs are being fixed, how did it end up this way in the first place?! There was going to be an actual MMO here!
- APB: Reloaded hosting a beta of its new engine? I don’t know why I’m mad about it, but I’m sure I’ll come up with a reason at some point!
- And finally, Chronicles of Elyria continues to find new ways to twitch its corpse. You know, I’m not even mad about this one? This is going to require litigation. We all knew that.
Gosh, that was cathartic. I am experiencing catharsis. This is great! I actually feel very relaxed now. Here, let’s all settle in to calmly take a look at the list just below, how about that? It seems nice! And if something is inaccurately listed, you don’t need to get mad, you can just tell us in the comments. Chill.
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: Beta in July, launch in 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: Early access
Valiance Online: Alpha