Yes, I know, Bless Unleashed isn’t scary… except for the specter of the original Bless that hovers in the background. Oooh, there’s a closed beta coming up! Spooky ghost voice! You can get a key for it, if you dare! Did that part do it for you? Nope? Well, that’s all we got.
Other beta news, then. Maybe this might be a bit spooky.
- After waiting for half of forever, Elyon actually has a release date in Korea! Maybe it’ll be great when it comes out here. Delays are hype-destroying, not spooky.
- Also not particularly spooky are console-exclusive early access launches, even for Temtem. It’s dropping on PlayStation 5 on December 8th. That’s cool, but not spooky at all.
- Gosh, even though it’s technically undead, City of Heroes Homecoming beta testing issue 27 isn’t spooky either! Where must we go for spookiness?
- Ah, there we go, some seasonally appropriate content from Ship of Heroes! Finally, we did it. We found the spooky.
All right. Now that you are all sufficiently spookied or spookified or whatever you’d like to call it, you can all hop down to the list below to take a look at the games we have listed in testing. You can also let us know if some of the games on there have changed testing states like sneaky little gremlins along the way. That’s always spooky.
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
Bless Unleashed PC: Closed beta
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
Naica: Closed beta on November 10th
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