People seem to have generally been rather pleased with the New World preview event this month, huh? It’s winding down today, but the promise made is that feedback is not just being heard but actively taken into account, and there should be a lot more content in the game for its next preview event in November. That’s only a couple of months away; you can evaluate the reality of it then.
Other beta news this week feels a bit less positive. What do I mean? Well…
- The latest update from Camelot Unchained promises that a game is starting to emerge. That is better than the alternative, strictly speaking, but you kind of hoped it would have emerged already, you know?
- Corepunk doesn’t have its first beta planned until December. That’s much longer than November! By, like, a whole month!
- Do you realize Crowfall is blowing up?! Wait… no, that’s a good kind of blowing up, like in terms of popularity. So that one is actually good news.
- Wild Terra 2 has added agriculture. Oh… wait, that’s also good news. It’s farming!
- Last but not least, the directly named Craftopia has now hit early access. That’s… also good news, actually! Welcome to craft.
So it turns out that news was pretty positive after all! It’s so nice to finish this surprisingly happy instead of depressed, isn’t it? Let’s carry that energy on down through the list below, and you can give us a happy tip of the hat if something has been missed in said list 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
Book of Travels: Closed beta
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta one
Children of Ur: Open alpha, further development merged with Eleven
Craftopia: Early access
Crowfall: Closed beta
Crucible: Closed beta
Cube World: Closed beta since September 23rd
Dauntless: Open beta
Dark and Light: Early access
Dual Universe: Beta
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
Hearthstone Battleground Mode: Open beta
Inferna: Early access
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
Magic: Legends: Closed alpha 2; beta testing in 2020
Mortal Online 2: Closed alpha
New World: Closed testing, launch pushed to 2021
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
Wild Terra 2: Intermittent beta