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]

New World has kicked off its fall alpha test today as patch notes point to reduced leveling speed

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You might have forgotten, but Amazon has one more big New World alpha test lined up this year, and it's creeping up on...

Grab a key for three months of Dual Universe beta time courtesy of Novaquark and MOP!

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When sci-fi MMORPG sandbox Dual Universe launched its beta this past August, it did so with an unusual caveat: While early backers...

Whatever happened to Saga of Lucimia?

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Sometimes the development of a title goes so dark that months go by before anyone really notices. Such is the case with the group-centric...

Kickstarted MMO Zenith wants to be ‘the Ultima Online of VR’

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We've reported a couple of times about Zenith, the in-development VR MMO that soared through crowdfunding to lock down over $280K and...

Star Citizen Live discusses the features of alpha 3.11 and patch plans for the new build

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This weekend saw yet another episode of Star Citizen's livestream with members of CIG, and this one's all about the release of...

Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff adds a Halloween event, plans animal companions, and pushes back housing

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Let's take a look back at the charming little single-player/multiplayer RPG Swords 'n Magic and Stuff, which readers will recall made its...

Blue Protocol confirms NPC costumes for player characters in a preview

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It is the season for costumes, and since the pandemic is likely going to put the kibosh on a lot of costume-centered gatherings, it's...
In memoriam.

Pantheon talks pre-alpha 5, publishers, and properly funding the vision

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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen producer Ben Dean recently did an interview with YouTuber Nathan Napalm touching on a wide variety...

Fractured shows off mining and blacksmithing, dates fall alpha for November 4

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Ah, the pastoral life of a sandbox MMORPG. None of this combat stuff, just you, your tools, and a slowly filling progress bar as...

Make My MMO: Titan Reach turns to Indiegogo after Kickstarter ends unsuccessfully

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This week in MMO crowdfunding, indie MMO Titan Reach admitted defeat on Kickstarter, having only $131,525 pledged toward its $416,118 goal, and the...

Atlas Reactor’s revival is actually a story-driven co-op game that was part of original prototyping

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Gamigo surprised a lot of gamers this week when a number of confirmed Twitter accounts started stirring the pot for a return of...

Ashes of Creation first pre-alpha preview test is slated for December

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A letter from creative director Steven Sharif has offered up some most interesting tidbits for Ashes of Creation followers. The letter first starts...

Some Assembly Required: The future of Dual Universe’s puzzle events and development

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While I may be sad at missing Dual Universe's first big puzzle event that was just solved (though folks can still follow...
So much cooler.

Betawatch: Pantheon promises its next alpha this month while looking for investments

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There are problems on display right now for Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. This is upsetting to type, of course, but the late Brad McQuaid's...
Sure, fine. Great. Neat.

Mortal Online 2’s newest combat alpha patch adds the city of Gaul’Kor

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The latest patch for Mortal Online 2's combat alpha has a headlining feature that is not all that combative at face value. Players...

Full-loot PvP MMORPG Profane postpones end-of-year testing, now counts 43 staff

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At the top of 2020, we covered a new MMO called Profane, one that sparked a lot of discussion over its...

Tiny MMO Book of Travels will use early access to ‘experiment’ with player caps

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Even all the way back to its successful Kickstarter last year, Might & Delight has maintained that Book of Travels is not a...

Ship of Heroes talks about its variety of missions, asks players how many hours of mission content should be at launch

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Your superhero in Ship of Heroes is going to need things to do. Luckily, the developers at Heroic Games are planning on making...

City of Titans shows off character creator possibilities

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The character creator tool that City of Titans released a year ago is getting better and better with every passing month. Missing...

‘Hardcore’ MMORPG Astaria plans a test this month after multiple early access launch delays

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MMO fans might recall that Astaria was billed as a "hardcore fantasy MMORPG with emphasis on social communities, crafting, party combat, territory capture...

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