The big news this week for Pantheon wasn’t really about the game’s beta exactly but about a seven-figure investment that supposedly set the game on a runway to launch with further development. Still, you can’t have a proper beta without a proper pathway to launch, right? Right. You need both of those things, and now it has one of them.
At the moment, you’re on the runway for more beta news, and it’s taking off now:
- The latest patch for New World adds rapiers, more crafting, and maybe some other things that aren’t rapier-related and thus not as important.
- Another alpha test is in the sights of Past Fate as the game works on professions and mounts. You could say that there’s mounting excitement? But you probably wouldn’t.
- The AI in Mortal Online 2 will no longer just scream at people. We suspect this was a mistake, because we look forward to a new game which is just all screaming, all the time.
- Ashes of Creation is hoping to mollify players with concerns about the cosmetic options in the game’s cash shop, although we’d note that you should probably consider all of this theoretical until there’s a game to play.
Do we have a list just below? Of course we do, it’s there every week. And as with every other week, if something skipped test phases without us noticing, we appreciate you letting us know about it down in the comments. Or you can just tell us about betas you’re taking part in; that’s cool, too.
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)
Frozen Flame: Closed beta
Gloria Victis: Beta (early access) on Steam
Inferna: Early access
Kurtzpel: Closed beta
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
Magic: Legends: Beta testing in 2021
Mortal Online 2: Closed alpha
Naica: Open beta
New World: Closed testing, launch planned for 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