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]

The Division 2 encourages players to get greedy with new Dark Zone mechanics

We're only a couple of months out from the release of Ubisoft's MMO third-person-shooter The Division 2, which will be bringing with...

Guardians of Ember looks for a second chance as it starts closed beta testing

Will the second time around prove more successful than the first? That's what Gameforge is hoping with Guardians of Ember. You may recall this...

The Stream Team: Onward into more Outpost Zero

With early access comes the inevitable server wipe. Massively OP's MJ is OK with this as she gets to find a new cool place...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Wrathstone DLC has hit the PTS – here’s what to expect

Boom! Elder Scrolls Online players have known about the Wrathstone DLC for only a week, and now here we are welcoming its...
Caw! Polly is no longer the apex predator!

Atlas hackers strike again with the return of the dreaded air whale

It's raining whales! What the heck, it's now raining whales?! Hoist sails! That's the ancient sea shanty players of Atlas were learning to sing...

Astellia confirms it’ll be buy-to-play in the west, won’t be a ‘smash-and-grab’

At PAX South this weekend, Astellia reps did indeed sit for a panel on the game as promised - a panel hosted,...

Ashes of Creation yoinks another ex-Daybreaker, this one a community manager

Ashes of Creation's Intrepid Studios has been grabbing up Daybreak devs left and right, and now it's hired a new one: Sarah...

Galaxicus lets you choose your own adventure between MMO and MOBA

So what's your poison: space MMO or space MOBA? Either way, you'll find that the up-and-coming Galaxicus wants to sate your interstellar appetite....
Serveers (artist interpretation)

Pagan Online’s weekend test cancelled due to server overload

The good news about the Pagan Online stress testing that was meant to occur over the past weekend is that it did exactly...

Torchlight Frontiers blends form and function with new wardrobe feature

In last week's dev livestream, the Torchlight Frontiers devs detailed some of the ways that they've been improving the game based on...

Here’s what The Repopulation’s current owners are working on in 2019

At the tail end of 2018, The Repopulation actually saw some forward movement under its new owners at Idea Fabrik, with the launch...

Camelot Unchained is working on trebuchets, Luchorpán animations, and… underpants

Hot damn, we hope you like trebuchets because Camelot Unchained is talking about 'em again. "While still ongoing, we’ve previously completed a whole...

Anthem’s demo debuts on Friday, so do your homework now

One of the most-anticipated games of 2019 is about to hit the air soaring, as BioWare brings Anthem's demo to bear this Friday....

Make My MMO: WoW’s esports crowdfunding, Legends of Aria’s spring delay

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Blizzard is making its debut in this column, as it officially announced that it will be partially crowdfunding...

The Stream Team: Spicy times with the Dauntless Scorchstone Hellion

Dauntless has once again added a superheated new monster to the Shattered Isles and it looks like it's a zesty little fight. It's the...

The multiplayer Skyrim Together mod is about to hit closed beta

If you've been around the Elder Scrolls modding community long enough, you know that fan efforts to bring multiplayer elements to the franchise's single-player...
Huh.

Betawatch: Atlas addresses hacks and gets hacked

Screw you, hackers in Atlas! You don't get to ruin this game for people, according to the developers! They're working to fight...

Torchlight Frontiers previews gear progression, redesigned alpha UI, and pets

It's been about a month since Torchlight Frontiers concluded its second alpha test, and the devs have been hard at work making changes...

Star Citizen: Hoverbikes, female character models, and item insurance

Who do you love now? HOVERBIKES. Yes, one of the key bits from this week's Star Citizen Around the Verse episode focuses...

Dauntless introduces new dire behemoth, more character customization options, and bug fixes

The latest update to indie monster-hunting MMO Dauntless went live recently, and it brought with it a handful of new content -- including...

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