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]

Make My MMO: Temtem’s early access, Dual Universe’s metaverse

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Dual Universe's Jean-Christoph Baillie chatted up GamesIndustry.biz about the development of the game, suggesting a game that's...

Betawatch: Temtem moves into early access with just a bit of shakiness

Oh, Temtem, things looked fine when you were waiting to go into early access. You even had a cute trailer! And then...

Bless Unleashed shares open PvP changes and casts a spotlight on the PvP-minded Court of Ravens Union

Around mid-December, the devs of Bless Unleashed explained that the game's open PvP was due for some changes and outlined a few...

Korean MMORPG Summoners War: Chronicle launches globally in 2020

We're positive you won't remember this because we sure didn't, but at G-Star way back in 2017, Com2uS trotted a bunch of its...

Inside Star Citizen discusses miroTech’s moons and shows off the Cutlass Red space ambulance

The first Inside Star Citizen of 2020 is here, and it's a compact little bundle of new information for players of the developing...

Saga of Lucimia announces tentative launch date of Q4 2021

Over the course of 2019, Saga of Lucimia went relatively quiet on the publicity front. It closed its pre-order store for stage...

Grimdark MMO Mad World resurfaces with new updates and explanations for alpha delays

You folks remember Mad World, right? The isometric, grimdark Jandisoft MMO that's missed several testing and Steam deadlines now? Back in November,...

Profane is a full-loot open PvP sandbox of territorial domination

Maybe you're among those who are upset at New World's shifting focus and you're wondering where your next fully open PvP MMO is....

Riot Games’ Legends of Runeterra writes a thank-you note to its community

Awwww, Riot Games loves its Legends of Runeterra players. In a moment of warm fuzzies, the devs of the League of Legends...

Here’s how Crowfall’s spellbook and passive skills are changing in the February revamp

Crowfall is back this week with another new dev diary, this one building on the UI changes coming in February (as...

Kickstarted VR cyberpunk MMO Zenith grows its team, lays groundwork for pre-alpha

One of the uplifting victories for the genre in 2019 was the fact that a couple of unorthodox titles were pretty successful in...

Temtem has had a bumpy but active early access launch

It's the way of things when an MMO first launches to hit a variety of potholes along the way. So it was for
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Phantasy Star Online 2 promises closed beta testing dates ‘soon’

Calm down, Phantasy Star Online 2 hopefuls! Why would everyone be so antsy about a lack of any firm dates for the game's closed...

Dual Universe shows off new piloting updates coming to Alpha 3

Dual Universe's upcoming January Alpha 3 test keeps on showing off features. This time, it's all about piloting control, which will be...

Chronicles of Elyria dev blog’s ‘mood piece’ turns out to be ‘photobashed stock art’

The idea of a mood board, which collects a variety of images from various sources to bring inspiration, isn't exactly a foreign one. Perhaps...

Temtem ramps up for its early access launch with an anime-style launch trailer

Stress testing is over and today marks the official early access launch of Temtem, the critter collecting MMO in the style of Pokemon,...

Bless Unleashed previews its PvE-centric Sentinels Union

Previously, we all got a look at the Union system and the crafting-minded Artisans' Society in Bless Unleashed. Now, we've got a...

City of Titans makes a small but significant change to the Avatar Builder UI

What difference can a slider bar possibly make? A pretty good one in the case of City of Titans, which showed off...

Star Citizen recounts development progress made in November and December

The end of 2019 was a loaded one for Star Citizen, with many of the fruits of that labor available in the

Last Oasis takes a cheeky jab at New World’s PvP about-face

The woodpunk survival sandbox MMO Last Oasis saw a hot iron and decided to strike. With the furor that's still raging over

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