No, no, don’t worry. This will not be like the joke a couple of weeks ago with the letter P in front of things. New World has just got its autumn alpha going, and since leveling speeds appear to be slower, it seems like the game itself is a bit nervous. Perhaps… apprehensive?
Look, it’s really hard to come up with an intro to this every week. Some weeks there just isn’t a whole lot going on. Do you understand that? Do you understand the kind of pressure I am under? Just go on down and read some more beta stories. I need to sit here so you can’t see me crying.
- Whatever happened to Saga of Lucimia? It’s still developing! We promise! Over there, where you can’t see it. Seriously.
- Fractured has dated its fall alpha for November 4th, giving you just a little under two weeks to prepare.
- In the wake of Tree of Life comes Oddria, which is… sort of a sequel, but maybe not? This one is a bit odd.
- Last but not least, Mortal Online 2 has shared its plans for improving server latency and combat, the latter of which will probably make you feel a bit more mortal.
There. I’m fine. I’m not crying. There are no tears here. Just… just go ahead and check out the list of games in testing down below, and let us know if something is missing in the comments. Or if something should be changed. You think this is all so easy, don’t you?! Excuse me, there’s something in my eye!
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
Dauntless: Open beta
Dark and Light: Early access
Dual Universe: Paid beta
ECO: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Elyon: Korean beta (fka Ascent Infinite Realm)
Ever, Jane: Open beta
Frozen Flame: Closed beta
Gloria Victis: Early access on Steam
Inferna: Early access
Kurtzpel: Closed beta
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
Valiance Online: Alpha
Wild Terra 2: Intermittent beta