Alphas & Betas

MMOs in various stages of testing and crowdfunding, playable and… not. Don’t forget to follow our Betawatch and Make My MMO columns for a weekly rundown. [Follow this category’s RSS feed]

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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen talks encounter design, NPC Dispositions, and player zone camping

The most recent developer roundtable steam from the Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen devs covers a lot of pretty big topics, including...

Ashes of Creation puts up a spectacular 4K video of raw gameplay footage

With Ashes of Creation's pre-alpha ticking along and the NDA partially lifted, we're starting to hear more and more about this upcoming...

Amazon’s New World gears up with all the loot you can handle

Let's not beat around the bush, here: We are all loot fanatics. We love getting those choice drops and seeing our bags fill up...
Wait for it, I guess.

Magic: Legends explores the mechanics of Realms while alpha invites start going out

Realms are about more than just having a housing space for your character in Magic: Legends, but they are also about that. Indeed, Realms...
Dig dig dig dig dig.

Legends of Aria kicks off Season 2 with an emphasis on digging

The second season of time-limited content for Legends of Aria has started up, and the game is digging itself a hole. Wait, no, that's...

Magic Legends’ progression includes account-wide unlockable traits

Previously, Cryptic's been all about the deck building and actiony combat of Magic Legends but hasn't given much information about how progression will...

Dual Universe outlines alpha 3.1’s updates to visuals, warp drives, resurrection nodes, and tutorials

What's in the works for the next Dual Universe alpha build? A fair number of things according to the latest Inside Novaquark...

Fight or Kite: Deep-diving Crowfall’s Dregs RvR gameplay

A couple weeks ago I was preoccupied with leveling up my Frostweaver in Crowfall and completely missed out on the Dregs campaign...

ArcheAge opens Garden of the Gods PTS as XLGAMES’ Jake Song addresses SEA players

With ArcheAge's controversial Garden of the Gods update creeping up on us next week, Gamigo has now opened up the game's...

Frozen Flame is a multiplayer survival RPG in a world constantly teetering towards a cataclysm

Surviving in a magical world with spells against monsters? No, it's not Citadel: Forged with Fire, it's Frozen Flame, an in-development multiplayer...

Population Zero adds the option to play with friends as the survival sandbox’s player count dwindles

Do you have friends that you want to play Population Zero with? Then you're probably in rare company, but more on that later....

Life Beyond talks about changes to its tutorial area and brings back its compass in the latest update

Starting out a new life in the survival sandbox Life Beyond is hoping to get a little easier if a preview of...

Star Citizen discusses the steps needed to add salvage gameplay

Miner. Delivery driver. Bounty hunter. Criminal. There are several sorts of loose professions in Star Citizen's alpha right now, but one sort of...

Temtem delays part of its spring patch to mid-summer, including chat

"Spring is the new summer," Temtem declares, and who are we to argue? Heck, we don't even know what day of the week...

Project Gorgon changes its UI, tweaks Fairies, and revises beehive encounters

The most recent update for Project Gorgon has made a pretty broad swath of adjustments overall. One of the first series of...

Ship of Heroes preps June test run with new animations and better performance

It's June, folks, and you know what that means: Ship of Heroes' promised next test. "Today is June 1st and we said we are...

Camelot Unchained works on bug squashing in preparation for its RvR scenario test

The month of May has seen the shoes of Camelot Unchained's developers coated in bug guts. The weekly Top Tenish report details...

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen showcases animation syncing and how certain stats can affect storylines

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen has a couple of things to show you. Video things. Two video things. Two video things about combat...

Ashes of Creation partially lifts its NDA, discusses open world housing and caravans in a livestream

Things appear to be going rather swimmingly for Ashes of Creation. During the game's most recent developer livestream, the team touted an...
Please look forward to it.

Betawatch: Torchlight III wraps up its closed testing

So it appears that Torchlight III has finished its round of closed testing! Great! And what happens next for the game? When is the...

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