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]

Star Citizen espouses the virtues of PTU testing, takes a look at cargo deck progress, new weapons, and fires

The weekly video from Star Citizen is online with another bundle of new details for fans to digest. At least, the second...

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen offers dates and details of a systems test ahead of pre-alpha

A pre-test "shakeout" before the next pre-alpha is happening in Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, which seems redundant, but it's better than not...

Kickstarted PvP MMORPG Crowfall just announced it’s launching beta next week

Big news coming out of Crowfall this morning, as ArtCraft has just announced that it's marching right up to its next milestone, with...

Temtem is headed to PS5, XBXS, and the Switch, not just PC, when it launches next year

Still got your eye on Temtem? The totally-not-Pokemon MMO hit early access earlier this year, with plans to formally launch next summer,...

The Daily Grind: What MMO offered the best beta experience?

This week, MMO players have been talking about a game - and also not talking about a game. New World's beta weekend has...

EverQuest II’s GU 115: Reignite the Flames launches August 25

Blink and you'll miss it: Daybreak dropped a teaser for EverQuest II's GU 115: Reignite the Flames last night, and if this...

World of Warcraft wipes Shadowlands beta, adds a memorial to popular YouTuber

Even as you slumber, the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands beta continues to toil away in its preparation for the great day of...

Fractured is handing out alpha keys via in-testing games distribution platform G.Round

I've learned something new when putting this story together: There's apparently a Steam for in-testing and in-development games with a focus on gathering player...

Star Citizen brings new flight models, new weapons, and a plushie penguin in alpha 3.10

Alpha 3.10 is now live in Star Citizen, bringing with it a whole lot of important changes. Chief among them is the...

Crucible’s latest beta patch introduces a big overhaul for scenarios and objectives

Crucible has been one of online gaming's punching bags of the summer, what with Amazon's decision to pull the once-launched title back...

Ashes of Creation’s newsletter gets pumped for Alpha One

Are you ready for Alpha One? That's the question that Ashes of Creation's community as the game barrels toward this momentous test event this...

Shroud of the Avatar adds player town teleporters and previews new building block types

Release 80 is now live in Shroud of the Avatar and with it are new ways for players to blip between player-created...

Rebirth Online makes its early access arrival to Steam

Steam is now home to another free-to-play MMORPG from our friends in South Korea. This time it's Rebirth Online, which appears to be...

Past Fate promises new spells and skill trees to alpha as its Kickstarter marches on

As the second Kickstarter drive for sandbox MMORPG Past Fate rolls on, the devs at Icy North Games are still hard at...

New World wraps up ‘density test,’ and the community is impressed

With all the activity flitting about Amazon's New World these days, you wouldn't think that the upcoming MMORPG has been delayed all the...

Closed alpha testing results see survival sandbox Craftopia delay its early access launch

MOP's Bree and I -- and probably some other staffers here -- are pretty eager to see what Craftopia is all about. For...

Star Citizen discusses its plans for finalizing the Stanton system

The Stanton system of Star Citizen (aka the only star system available to explore in the alpha right now) is almost fully built....

Camelot Unchained works on giants, pretty trees, wyverns, and replacing Ben Pielstick

It's another week of Camelot Unchained updates with another Top Ten-ish and look at artwork -- followers know the drill by now....

Ashes of Creation shows off gathering, spell effects, and a dungeon in its latest livestream

This past Thursday saw yet another peek at Ashes of Creation gameplay and development footage from the folks at Intrepid Studios. The...

Diablo Immortal offers a slightly gussied-up ‘new’ trailer

Shh, don't worry. We won't spoil your deepest, darkest secret -- you know, the one about how you're actually still kind of interested in...

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