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]

V Rising’s early access has already sold over 500K copies in three days

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Apparently, survival sandbox mechanics paired with classical vampire aesthetics is a winning combination, or at the least a profitable one for developer Stunlock Studios,...

Diablo Immortal plans to roll out to the rest of Asia Pacific in late June

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You may have missed it in the announcement that Diablo Immortal will launch on June 2nd, but this release won't be a global rollout....
And a real universe.

Betawatch: Dual Universe’s new subscription time token

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Subscription time tokens! Those always work out well, right? They always fill people with positive fuzzy thoughts and make people happy? That's a thing,...
I'll take 'Poor Choice Of Words' for 800, Alex.

Open Tibia pixel art MMO Ravendawn posts its new official trailer

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So Ravendawn has posted its new official trailer, and it's excited to claim right in its Twitter announcement that it's bringing back what makes...

Star Citizen debuts the new Anvil Legionnaire as part of the game’s free-to-play Invictus Launch Week

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The annual Invictus Launch Week event for Star Citizen is back once again, making the alpha version of the game available to everyone for...

Dual Universe touts alien core units as the essential prize you didn’t know you needed

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Dual Universe's recent Athena update was touted as the space sandbox MMO's biggest content drop yet, and considering its size, it's entirely possible that...

Former Hearthstone devs reveal Marvel Snap multiplayer CCG with beta signups open now

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No, it's not a bean, a clicking noise, or a government assistance program: Marvel Snap is just a a new multiplayer card-collecting game. Nuverse...

Stick and Rudder: Some thoughts on Chris Roberts’ annual Star Citizen address

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As many of our readers are familiar by now, Chris Roberts has put out his annual Letter from the Chairman for the Star Citizen...

Fractured Online opens its beta up to all comers over Memorial Day weekend

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If you've been keeping an eye on Fractured as it marches through beta but didn't actually want to, you know, pay for the game...

Simutronics’ Galahad 3093 just launched into an ‘extended’ open beta

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Back in 2021, Simutronics - yes, of GemStone IV and DragonRealms fame - took the wraps off a new mech-themed Arthurian-hero shooter called Galahad...

Mu Origin 3 launches May 26, with mobile preregistration already underway

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Did the MU series need another entry? Can you even count up all the games in the franchise? I could try, but I'd probably miss...

Mad World’s NPCs will no longer be silent in the next alpha build thanks to new voiceover

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If you've been in the previous alpha tests for the grimdark MMOARPG Mad World, you've probably noticed that not many of the game's NPCs...

Pantheon says its first pass on crafting and gathering is in a ‘playtest-ready state’

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May's not even over yet, but Pantheon's Visionary Realms has already penned its May producer's letter to explain to watchers, testers, and backers just...

Dual Universe’s beta introduces an EVE Plex-like coupon for subscription time

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Those who haven't been following Dual Universe for a long time may not realize that it's had a subscription system in its pre-launch state...
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Star Citizen boss rests feature delay blame on COVID, touts rise in new players, and marks a path to beta

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Chris Roberts has seen fit to peer down from his tower and issue his annual Letter from the Chairman, which looks back at the...

Atlas’s season 9 launches with a wipe tonight [Update: Delayed to May 25]

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It's felt as if Studio Wildcard and Grapeshot Games have been touting Atlas' impending wipe for a while now, but as of this evening,...

Military sim shooter Arma gets its first new installment in years with the early access launch of Arma Reforger

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We don't really talk about the Arma series on this site very often, even though it's certainly within our periphery. The mil sim shooter...

Cozy open-world mobile MMO Noah’s Heart just launched its second closed beta

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Noah's Heart first rolled onto our radar back in 2020 as Archosaur Games' Unreal Engine 5 mobile MMO with plenty of steampunk-fantasy flair, a...

Overwatch wraps up beta testing for its sequel’s PvP and releases volume 2 of the original’s anniversary event

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The devs of Overwatch have called it a wrap for the sequel's PvP beta test round, and game director Aaron Keller would like to...

Scavengers enters PC maintenance mode and cans console development as its studio gets sold by Improbable

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Over the past year, we've been following the development of Scavengers, a multiplayer PvPvE survival shooter that entered early access last April. Gameplay involved...

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