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]

Torchlight Frontiers’ free-to-play model rejects pay-to-win and gambling schemes

Given that Torchlight Frontiers is being published under Perfect World Entertainment, you're probably not going to be shocked to hear that the MMO...

Torchlight Frontiers is recruiting for its weekend alpha stress test

Check your inboxes and spamboxes, MMO fans, because it looks like Torchlight Frontiers alpha invites are headed your way. Perfect World says...
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Fallout 76’s staggered global rollout has begun and preloading is live

It's Fallout 76's global rollout today, or rather tomorrow for us but our today for their tomorrow - confused yet? - with preloading going...
Good thing this isn't ever predatory or awful in the real world and thus should totally be brought over, huh?

Legends of Aria will let you own land and rent it out for other people’s houses

The big selling point for Legends of Aria's housing is that the system does not actually require you to build a house...

Camelot Unchained’s 64-bit client is functional, CSE shows off regional home islands

What were the Camelot Unchained devs up to last week? Continuing work on rubble, the ability system, readied weapons, the particle system, armor...

Saga of Lucimia is in love with World of Warcraft Classic

You know who's super-duper excited that World of Warcraft Classic is becoming a thing? A competing fantasy MMO, that's who. Saga of Lucimia's...

Amazon survival MMO New World reveals more and more of its alpha map

All right, I've finally figured it out: New World's current map is basically Game of Thrones' map. Which is certainly appropriate, given...

Fallout 76 beta: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave

Did you think it was possible for the bugs plaguing the no-wipe beta of Fallout 76 to get any worse? O ye, of...

Make My MMO: Space sim 3001SQ is put on hold, Star Citizen rolls out 3.3.5 to the Evocati

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, we've got some sad news from MMO space colonization sim 3001SQ: Development on the game has been...

Valiance Online promises bi-weekly news updates going forward

With the first phase of its crowdfunding campaign a success, Valiance Online looks ahead to the next steps for this superhero MMORPG....
Here we effin' go!

Betawatch: Torchlight Frontiers plans its alpha test for next week

Aw dang, check out the big brain on Torchlight Frontiers! First the game teases us with forts, which get to be our...

Crowfall’s November ACE Q&A delves into monumental 5.8 update

November is looking to be a pretty big month for Crowfall. In addition to making a slew of recent improvements, such as the...

Star Citizen is delaying quite a bit of alpha 3.4 into 3.5 to make its December goal – including female toons

Cloud Imperium's Sandi Gardiner and Chris Roberts are back with another episode of Star Citizen's Around the Verse - with good news...

Torchlight Frontiers’s first closed alpha test will start November 16th

November is going to be a milestone month for Echtra Games's upcoming action-RPG Torchlight Frontiers, as the studio has announced that the...

Black Desert’s Xbox One beta has officially begun – here’s the trailer

It's happening: Black Desert's Xbox One beta has officially begun as of today, running through November 12th, with a slew of events...

NCsoft formally reveals Aion and Blade & Soul sequels ahead of G-Star

This week's NCsoft game announcements aren't going to surprise most of you who've been following NCsoft for a while. We've known for many moons...

Smilegate MMORPG Lost Ark finally, finally starts Korean beta testing

You know that we've been anticipating, slavering, and hoping for Lost Ark for so long that when the Korean beta kicks off,...

Osiris New Dawn says an update is coming, though some employees have apparently been sacked

I'm gonna be honest, I had mostly forgotten about early access survival sandbox Osiris New Dawn until Fenix Fire blasted out some ominous messages...
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Crowfall shows off its new and improved lobby screen

Ah, the noble lobby! The place where you wait for something interesting to happen! Who doesn't love the lobby? The answer is probably just...

Bethsoft says it’s working on addressing Fallout 76’s many bugs, including the nastier exploits

I'm surprising no one by saying that Fallout 76's beta thus far has been a mess. We've seen report after report...

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