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]

Tiny MMO Book of Travels hits early access August 9 with its ‘chapter zero’ release

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Well here's a happy weekend announcement for MMO fans: Book of Travels has just revealed that it's launching into early access on August 9th,...
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Lost Ark’s technical alpha dissolved into a technical mess, but it’s sorted out now

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We are still grappling with the realization that Lost Ark is actually going to be launching here in the west this fall. However, if...

Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance offers up a co-op loot grinder later this month

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Old school console players may well know the name "Dark Alliance," as it was a pair of console action RPGs that came out in...

Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore outlines plans for how spells and abilities are unlocked

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What's a self-described "high risk-reward" MMORPG without some spells and abilities? Probably one where the risk and reward would involve angrily glowering at one...

City of Titans shares several music tracks for the MMO’s different areas

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It's pretty clear from a recent Massively Overthinking post that there's a lot of opinion and emotion linked to music in MMOs, which means...

Star Citizen debuts a new Xi’an cargo ship and offers a brief history of the game’s alien races

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Some of the most unique and distinctive ships in the Star Citizen range come from the game's alien manufacturers, and in the newest Inside...

Elyon schedules second closed beta for August

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Did you miss out on the first closed beta for Elyon this past May? You're going to get another crack at trying out this...

Crowfall lowers its buy-to-play price and details its optional VIP sub

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Ahead of Crowfall's launch this July, ArtCraft is announcing a reduction in its box price and reveals its full subscription plan. "Crowfall is unveiling...

Four Winds: Everything you need to know about Amazon’s Lost Ark

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Raise your hands if you've been eagerly waiting for Lost Ark. Now give me a high five because as announced earlier today, it's finally...

Lost Ark launches this fall as an Amazon-published free-to-play title; founder packs are now live

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The news won't shock anyone who's been watching Lost Ark inch its way across the world the last few many years and who noticed...

Valheim announces its Hearth and Home update for Q3 2021, a smaller roadmap, and an upcoming AMA

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Regular followers of the Viking survival sandbox Valheim have probably noticed that new content updates haven't really been coming to the game, with most...

New World’s Reekwater is the swamp of your dreams

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While the sight of a swamp might not be the most thrilling vista in an MMO, always remember that it's vastly more preferable than...

Elementia is a self-described ‘MMORPG with old-school values’ currently in pre-alpha

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I can only imagine how many indie devs asked themselves how hard making an MMO could be and then realizing that it's phenomenally difficult....

SEED puts out dev blogs on caring for digital life, code cleanup, Seedling needs, music, and sprint demos

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When developer Klang Games said that future SEED updates would be moving to the game's blog, they were not kidding. Since then, the devs...

Overwatch announces proper console and PC crossplay with new Battle.net upgrade

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Remember when Blizzard was teasing a special announcement for Overwatch? As of this afternoon, we finally know what it is: cross-play. It's a move...
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Ashes of Creation plans AMA with its creative director

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Come one, come all to the greatest show online! That's right, it's time for another "Ask Me Anything" session, this time with Ashes of...
Side activities

Swords of Legends Online shows off three of its side activities in the Ancestral Records

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There's more to do in Swords of Legends Online than just smashing things for quests. You can do that, of course, but you can also go...

Overwatch 2’s environmental states will ‘create interesting new moods’ for maps

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As interest ramps up for the semi-sequel, semi-revamp to Overwatch, there's a lot of curiosity regarding what Overwatch 2 is going to bring to...

Swords of Legends Online offers free merch in exchange for beta feedback and shares new gameplay videos

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For those who took part in the recent Swords of Legends Online beta test, the devs would like to know what you think and...

Phantasy Star Online 2 shares game features, closed beta survey results, and boost item handouts for New Genesis

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Tomorrow is the official launch of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis and the devs of the MMO are gearing up with a whole...

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