Playing at least one or two early access games is just kind of part of the nature of playing video games these days, especially on the PC. You’re going to play something that’s still heavily into the testing phase and that’s just to be expected.
But playing an early access MMO is something different. No, not a game that’s pretending it’s still in beta when it’s long since fully launched on multiple platforms (we see you, Warframe); I’m talking about games that both claim to be in early access and are visibly still early in development.
On the one hand, playing games like this is an interesting look at the development process through conception to execution. On the other hand, I’m currently blanking on any games that have actually managed to make it out of early access in this manner; more often, these titles languish there. Plus, there’s the amount of pressure involved in making a game that manages to successfully has both a live branch as well as its testing branch in early access… but that’s another discussion altogether. Have you ever played an MMO in early access? Would you consider it?