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]

Worlds Adrift previews PvE ruleset and new tutorial experience on its PTS

The Worlds Adrift public test server is back, and it's been updated with a test build of the upcoming Update 27, which introduces...

Dauntless celebrates first birthday with The Middleman and matchmaking update

It's been a year now since Phoenix Labs's Monster-Hunter-inspired MMO Dauntless first commenced its closed beta testing. Now, as the game chugs...

Amazon is apparently batch-sending fresh New World alpha invites

It looks as if a new round of alpha invites are going to some folks signed up for Amazon's New World. Our tipster says...

Interview: Bless Online on early access, pay-to-win, and its western refuge on Steam

Last night's bombshell that Bless Online is closing down its final Korean servers, leaving the game's Steam version in the west as the...

MapleStory 2 opens up character name reservations, announces registration event ahead of October 10th launch

The folks at Nexon are gearing up for the imminent launch of MapleStory 2, the sequel to the studio's popular free-to-play sidescrolling,...

Red Dead Redemption 2’s multiplayer version, Red Dead Online, hits beta this November

When I mentioned I was writing this piece, one of my colleages politely asked why the heck we were covering Red Dead Redemption...

Chronicles of Elyria’s Searing Plague event concludes

Early last month, Chronicles of Elyria kicked off the first of its live community events, The Searing Plague, in which players were...

ArtCraft devs discuss Crowfall’s development process, community involvement, and future plans in new interview

The folks at Expansive have posted a new interview from Gamescom 2018 in which they sit down with Crowfall's Creative Director...

Sunsoft’s virtual reality MOBA, Dark Eclipse, launches for PlayStation VR September 25

Japanese developer Sunsoft has this morning announced the impending global release of Dark Eclipse, a brand-new free-to-play MOBA, with a twist: It's being billed as...
You may recognize this design from your own tabletop history. Or something like it.

Kickstarted MMO Fractured shows off its Alpha 1 map of Myr

The first alpha test for Fractured has not yet begun, but you can get a taste of what it'll be like with

DragonCon 2018: Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs on VR, battle royale, and more

"It’s about time." Those are not my words referring to the current development status of Camelot Unchained. No, those came directly from the...

MMOARPG Lost Ark will finally launch in South Korea on November 7

Lost Ark is finally hitting open beta, MMO Culture reports. Smilegate's media conference this morning revealed that its soft launch open beta will...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s starbase defense

With the Age of Discovery pack on its way this fall, players of Star Trek Online are probably curious what the studio has up its...

Make My MMO: Project Gorgon builds a new city, Camelot Unchained teases Star Citizen

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Project Gorgon has been cooking up a big patch. "Next week's update includes a new city for players...

Shroud of the Avatar Update details collector’s box shipments, player-made books, Release 57 livestream

This week's update from Shroud of the Avatar is all about collector's box shipments, player-made books, and the recent Release 57 livestream. The...
It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of of theoretical games.

Betawatch: Star Citizen wants you to mine rocks and buy another concept ship

What do you know, there's another concept ship for sale over in Star Citizen. And it's relentlessly specialized in one specific field,...

Absolver’s free-to-play Downfall expansion is due out September 25

Absolver was one of last year's bigger stories, with its slick multiplayer combat style, but as we reported last month, its high player...

Star Citizen’s latest Around the Verse talks asteroid mining, rocks, and focused listening

This week's Star Citizen Around the Verse video opens with a cinematic segment that is both unnerving and confusing, but it's quickly...
Buy me buy me!

Star Citizen elaborates on the Mercury, its latest concept ship’s role and abilities

So, has the latest concept ship from Star Citizen inspired you to open your heart (and perhaps more importantly, your wallet)? If...
Let's do this together! Team-building!

Dauntless improves matchmaking across the board for its next patch

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match in Dauntless. You'll be better at doing so once the game's next patch comes around because the...

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