Seriously, Chronicles of Elyria isn’t dead! It feels much better and wants to go take a walk. Why did everyone think it was dead just because it announced that it was dead? Apparently we were supposed to not believe that part and believe this part. I don’t even know any more.
Speaking of things that are not dead:
- APB: Reloaded is living it up with another 2.1 open beta, including a big old stress test designed to stress the servers. Very alive!
- Just when you forgot about whether or not you owned a phone, Diablo Immortal started its technical alpha. Far more alive than perhaps you had expected!
- Conan Chop Chop is definitely launching next year, for real, even though this originally started as a low-effort joke. Alive, if perhaps not as it intended!
- Corepunk has delayed its closed beta to next spring rather than this month. Alive? Yes! But resting.
- Finally, New World‘s latest patch has added in new gear options as combat improves. Not just alive, but growing stronger! We hope.
As we have hopefully established by now, life (and betas), uh, find a way. Down below you will find a list of the games we know of in testing, but if some of them have found a way to evade our notice when they skipped to a new phase of testing, find your own way down into the comments to let us know about it.
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: Open 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
Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-alpha, again
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: Beta (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