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]

Blight’s alpha is a portal to a ‘cruel, harsh’ PvP world

Do you feel as though too many MMOs have a soft underbelly these days? Then you may wish to cut your teeth on an...

Chronicles of Elyria reveals its four world maps

Are you a map fiend? Did you used to pour over paper atlases or Google Earth to check out terrain, roadways, and features? I...

Citywars Savage is a Minecraft-like sandbox MMORPG with programmable NPCs

We here at MOP like to cast a pretty wide net in our little corner of the videogame universe, which means we also see...

Make My MMO: Kickstarter’s RAW deal, Star Citizen’s alpha 3.6 is live

This week in MMO crowdfunding was not a good week for MMO crowdfunding, thanks to RAW, whose Kickstarter campaign was actually canceled by...

Path of Titans is a new survival sandbox on Indiegogo, slated for early access this year

At this point, when a new online game crops up with no PR outreach asking for money, I think a lot of us hesitate,...
Dang it.

Betawatch: Caravan Stories hits the brakes on open beta

We're sorry to anyone who was eagerly anticipating the launch of Caravan Stories before the end of the month because it looks like...
Love is a battlefield, as is this.

Astellia Online details the mechanics for its Avalon battlefield

One of the big centerpieces of Astellia Online's next beta test is the Avalon battlefield, and it's a bit part of how...

Lost Ark is launching the Assassin class for Korean players on July 31

Still watching Lost Ark develop across the pond with hunger in your heart, hoping it'll come this way? Yeah, we are too, especially...

Gloria Victis previews mounted combat, freebuilding, and guild improvements

Gloria Victis developer Black Eye Games popped on the MMORPG subreddit this morning with some interesting news about the game's development, specifically...

Here’s how much vehicles in Star Citizen cost in-game (as of right now)

After what felt like an eternity, players were finally granted the opportunity to buy their own Star Citizen ships with in-game credits instead...

Astellia Online’s second closed beta test slated to begin on July 30

Last month, self-proclaimed "Classical MMORPG" Astellia Online -- which our own Eliot Lefebvre deemed "acceptable" -- hosted its first closed beta...

Starbase’s newest video provides a look at how to turn asteroid mining into money

The folks at Starbase have offered up yet another information-loaded look at gameplay in the galactic sandbox MMO, but this one's for all...

Torchlight Frontiers is hoping to keep you busy for a long, long time

On a recent episode of the Massively OP podcast, Bree and I both expressed how much we are looking forward to Torchlight...

World of Warcraft’s Classic global stress test delayed as Operation: Mechagon gets a difficulty nerf

If you were looking forward to jumping into the World of Warcraft Classic stress test next week, then I'm afraid I've got some...

Persistent world VR MMO Neon Exile is slated for Steam early access this summer

So here's a brand-new MMO we'd never heard of until today, thanks to its feature on the SpatialOS blog: It's called Neon...

Star Citizen opens Patch 3.6 public testing to all backers and seeks feedback on quantum travel issues

Testing for the latest Star Citizen content update has made it next logical step forward as the game's PTS will now let backers...

Ashes of Creation is bringing back battle royale, demos mayoral caravans

Development continues apace on Ashes of Creation as the crowdfunded MMO creeps toward its Alpha One test. To help get there, Intrepid Studios...

Medieval fantasy sandbox Seconds from Silence will start taking alpha signups on July 19

When we last reported on the in-development sandbox MMORPG Seconds from Silence, we weren't exactly sure how far along things were progressing...

MMORPG Seed’s devs want their AI NPCs to learn from, simulate, and fool actual players

We've been keeping an eye on MMO colony sim Seed - the SpatialOS one, not this one - for a few years...

Torchlight Frontiers’ huge Beast Buddies patch is delayed to next week

When we look at how Echtra Games creates and celebrates huge patches for Torchlight Frontiers while that MMO is still in alpha testing,...

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