So Galaxies of Eden’s devs had a bit of a surprising drop this week when they decided that instead of building a nice big social MMO – which, you may remember, was the original plan – they’re going to turn it into an AI-generated playground. That sounds excellent. No, really, that’ll work out great. Not that we’ll know, that’s not something we cover, but I’m sure it’ll go great. Really.
Other beta news? Sure, let’s get that happening.
- The Wagadu Chronicles is planning to have its next alpha phase be without an NDA, so everyone will be able to share their thoughts on the game.
- Hey, you know what we haven’t talked about in a while? SamuTale! Yeah, turns out it’s slowed down but is still plugging along.
- We don’t know just how the network test for Blue Protocol went at the moment, but we know it wrapped up and we got a new music video.
- Last but not least, check out the big English site over here for Bellatores! That’s a lot of site. Full of… site… stuff. I don’t have a good conclusion for this opening.
And with that… it’s been a hell of a week, folks, I really just don’t have anything else for you. Well, that’s not totally true; I do have our list of games in testing just below. If you notice that something in there has swapped to a new test phase without our noticing, you can let us know in the comments, and that would be appreciated. I’ll be watching, as always.
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, nor will games that are NFT/blockchain scams; we also do not list expansions, with occasional exceptions.
Aero Tales Online: Early access
Arcane Waters: Early access
Age of Water: Beta
Ashes of Creation: Alpha two in planning
Blue Protocol: Japanese testing
Book of Travels: Early access
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta
Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-alpha, again
Cinderstone Online: Closed beta
City of Titans: Alpha
Coreborn: Nations of the Ultracore: Alpha on March 2
Corepunk: Closed alpha
Craftopia: Early access
The Crew Motorfest: Closed testing
The Cycle: Closed beta
Dark and Light: Early access
Darkbind: Closed beta
Diablo IV: Open beta
ECO: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Fractured Online: Back in closed development, early access aiming for March
Frozen Flame: Early access
Galahad 3093: Early access
Ilysia: Alpha two
Inferna: Early access
Kurtzpel: Closed beta
Last Oasis: Early access
Noah’s Heart: Beta
Mad World: Beta
Osiris: New Dawn: Open beta
Outlaws of the Old West: Early access
Palia: Closed alpha
Pantheon: Backer pre-alpha, monthly alpha tests planned for 2023
Past Fate: Closed alpha
Project Genom: Closed alpha, servers offline for restructuring with SpatialOS
Project Gorgon: Early access beta
Prosperous Universe: Early access
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Shadow’s Kiss: Early access
Ship of Heroes: Beta testing
Skull and Bones: Closed alpha
Skydome: Closed beta
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
Starbase: Early access open alpha
The Adventurer’s Domain Online: Early access
Throne and Liberty: Korean closed beta
V Rising: Early access
Valiance Online: Closed beta
The Wagadu Chronicles: Alpha two
Waven: Open alpha
Wayfinder: Closed beta