If you’re anything like me… well, I’m so sorry. This must be hellish for you. Also, you’re really looking forward to the upcoming Blue Protocol, which is still in beta testing in Japan and has recently benefited from some players showing off the game in its current form. So that sounds fun, yes? Yes.
Other beta news? You got it.
- Burning Soulworker has moved into what it’s calling its open beta phase, complete with a new website to show off. Thanks to Kieran for letting us know about this one!
- If you were eagerly anticipating that new Lord of the Rings game for beta testing… well, maybe not so much. It’s years away from that.
- Wild Terra 2 is bumping its early access to the end of January in 2021, so you’ll have to wait for that a bit longer.
- Speaking of delays, Zenith is also pushing its alpha into 2021 instead of this year.
- And last but not least, Prosperous Universe appears to be going the subscription-based beta test route.
This week seemed a little bit more filled with downer news, huh? Sorry about that. You can always check out the games in the list below, those might be happier to play or even just talk about. And you can also let us know in the comments if something hopped test phases without us noticing, to boot.
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
Blankos Block Party: Private beta
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
City of Titans: Alpha
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: Open beta
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