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 III gives defense and shields a buff in the latest mainline patch

Another day, another mainline patch update for Torchlight III. Not only does this one feature patch notes that appear to have been written...

Camelot Unchained details work on Devout classes, new crafted traps and barricades, and Soul Essence Shards

In spite of a work-from-home policy, the folks at Camelot Unchained have been spectacularly busy. In the end of the month update...
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Ashes of Creation plans its alpha one testing starting in May

Make it through this stretch of time, Ashes of Creation, because good things are coming in the future. Specifically, they'll be arriving in...

Ascent: Infinite Realm rebrands to Elyon, launches new website

It's no joke: The long-in-coming steampunk MMO Ascent: Infinite Realm has a new name. Daum Games announced yesterday that the game is now...

Starborne talks up its new map and new win conditions ahead of open beta

With days until its open beta, Starborne is ramping up to let people know about its form of online MMORTS gameplay. The latest...

Free Realms Sunrise rogue server readies beta, adds housing

For those missing Sony Online Entertainment's long-departed Free Realms, the only hope they've had has rested in the hands of a volunteer dev...

Grab a key for Shadow Arena’s final beta, courtesy of Pearl Abyss and MOP

As we've been covering, Pearl Abyss is gearing up for a 2020 release of Shadow Arena, the standalone battle royale based on
Might as well jump.

Phantasy Star Online 2 provides closed beta players with rewards for participation

Technically speaking, Phantasy Star Online 2 is currently still in beta testing, but since it's an open beta test it's close enough to...

Valorant’s closed beta starts next week, while Runeterra improves its economy

In a bid to make all of the video games in the known universe, Riot Games is juggling several major projects right now. Its...

Population Zero outlines its perks and technology tree systems in a video

With Population Zero on its way to Steam Early Access soon, now seems as good a time as any to introduce potential...

Star Citizen studio Cloud Imperium just picked up another $17.25M from investors

Looks like Star Citizen and Squadron 42 company Cloud Imperium just got a bit more rope, as its investor groups have...

Legends of Aria adds a new dungeon and Dark Sorcery skills to the test server

It's time to get experimental in Legends of Aria, as the game's test server has kicked out an update that brings all...

Crowfall’s War of the Gods update inches closer with this past weekend’s test

It's been the subject of the vast majority of Crowfall's discussion, and this past Thursday and Friday it went live... for a little...

Last Oasis goes offline for a week to fix problems, offers refunds

It's a bit of a double-edged sword when you launch your popular early access game. On one hand, you may just become the...

MassivelyOP’s first look at Elder Scrolls Online’s Greymoor chapter and Antiquities system

With the release date of The Elder Scrolls Online's Greymoor chapter just a few months away, work on the update is progressing...

The Daily Grind: Are you angry about the collapse of Chronicles of Elyria?

Last week, Soulbound Studios announced that in spite of just reaching a semblance of pre-alpha for Chronicles of Elyria, it was out of...

Dual Universe showcases entries in its space station building contest

In my time spent within Landmark, and in other games where people are allowed to build their own homes or habitats, I've come...

Make My MMO: Chronicles of Elyria becomes the highest-profile MMORPG Kickstarter to crash and burn

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Soulbound Studios, the team behind MMORPG Chronicles of Elyria, announced that the game was on indefinite hold and...

Ashes of Creation shows off an hour’s worth of gameplay from alpha one

Earlier this week, Intrepid Studios had promised to deliver some gameplay from the alpha one build of Ashes of Creation, and deliver...

Survival MMO Last Oasis’ early access has been plagued by connection issues

"Problematic" is the term of the day when it comes to woodpunk survival MMO Last Oasis. The title went into early access...

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