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]

Nexon drops videos and details for Project HP, Project ER, Project Magnum, and more

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Nexon is taking the wraps off of multiple projects this week, and before we leap in, just know that we don't know whether all...

Star Citizen’s July report touches on hospital design, Pyro development, and several unannounced vehicles

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CIG has once again checked in with its regular monthly progress report for Star Citizen's July development, and a great deal of the month...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ lead designer: ‘Our industry does not thrive on ideas’

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Raph Koster's startup Playable Worlds is working on an MMORPG. A big one. A big one we don't know much about yet, in spite...

The Stream Team: Causing some trouble in Space Punks’ early access

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A fair number of new games cross our desk over the course of any given news week, but the whole vibe of Jagex-published Space...

Amazon Games just delayed New World again, now to September 28

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Amazon Games has just announced on Twitter that it's postponing the launch of New World. "e're going to take a few extra weeks to smash...
Looking for more to make a boat work.

Book of Travels teases the groundwork of how cooperative play will work with Endeavours

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It goes without saying that the point of Book of Travels is that you will not be grouping up with other players to descend...
Pnuk

Corepunk delays its beta testing until December

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Bad news to anyone who was heavily anticipating Corepunk's previously planned first beta test happening this month. The developers made a short video today...
Blueprint'd!

Dual Universe launches beta patch 0.26 ‘Apollo’ today with shield, asteroids, and chairs

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Are you sitting down? Because that's a thing you can do in Dual Universe with the game's most recent patch. Beta patch 0.26, known...
Are we good now? Do you love us yet?

Bless Unleashed dev discusses PC version’s release, post-launch content, and cash shop promises in video

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With only a few days left before Bless Unleashed makes its PC debut, Round 8 Studio's head of development Koven Park decided to take...

Elyon amps up the PvP options for this month’s beta test

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With a second closed beta kicking off on August 18th and a full launch at the end of September, Elyon is a very busy...

Competitive MMO Lands of Kehliel posts slow but sure progress on its first match

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Do you remember Lands of Kehliel? It first crossed our desk in November of last year, promising a competition-focused open world MMORPG experience where...

SEED dev blogs discuss city building, player testing reactions, and the first version of an economy

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If you were worried that the somewhat sort list suggested by this story's headline meant that there weren't a lot of developer blogs roaring...

Mortal Online 2 revamps pet XP, adjusts clade gifts, and adds new monsters in latest update

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Mortal Online 2's newest content patch is yet another little cornucopia of different things, whether it's fixes for bugs, adjustments to abilities or pet...

Indie MMO TitanReach’s free-to-play access is live — for a limited time

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TitanReach, an indie MMO with an ambition to marry old and new school design together, may have been out of your financial reach with...

Ashes of Creation talks about its next testing steps and previews melee combat adjustments

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Like clockwork, Ashes of Creation is striding into August with its July development update livestream, and also like clockwork, the stream has plenty of...

City of Titans adds flight and avatar builder UI improvements in latest alpha patch

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Fans and followers of the developing City of Titans were likely eager to get their hands on some superheroic flying after it was showcased...

Embers Adrift offers a progress report on world locations, character models, and gameplay systems

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It's been just over a month since we learned that Saga of Lucimia is wholesale rebranding and rejiggering itself into a new title: Embers...

Shroud of the Avatar revamps potions, adds new UI features, and brings new crafting recipes in Release 92

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Whether you knock back refreshing potions, look at UI elements, or craft things, there's a little something for you in Release 92 of Shroud...

The Stream Team: Making a return trip to Craftopia’s latest early access build

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Last time MOP's Chris took a crack at Craftopia's early access build, it was still just evolving, with a fair bit of potential surrounded...
Oh, so many trials.

Make My MMO: Chronicles of Elyria gets a parody vid, Pathfinder Online gets a sunset date

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This week in crowdfunded MMOs, YouTuber MadR built a parody version of Chronicles of Elyria to rib Soulbound Studios for its ongoing shenanigans. And...

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