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]

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Atlas Rogues readies the release of two new characters in an update next week

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Last week, the multiplayer tactical rogue-lite Atlas Rogues unveiled plans for a new content drop in their January patch notes. A press...

Indie MMO Wild Terra 2 begins early access with a ‘spirit of adventure’

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The sequel to Wild Terra is finally here for players looking for a dash of fresh winter gaming. Wild Terra 2: New Lands...
I'm on a boat.

Atlas developers state that the game is not yet where they want it to be in a new Q&A

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It's kind of nice to have a developer outright tell you that a game still deep in development is not yet into a finished...

Century: Age of Ashes is a team-based aerial combat game with dragons entering closed beta this weekend

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I'm legitimately surprised this sort of game isn't more of a thing, but here we are taking a look at a multiplayer dogfighting game...

Magic Legends sets open beta for March 23, drops new trailer and dev vlog

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The question of how a CCG like Magic: The Gathering will translate into an online ARPG like Magic Legends has been a question...
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Phantasy Star Online 2 outlines more details on what items transfer over to New Genesis

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By now we all appreciate that a variety of character goodies can be transferred between Phantasy Star Online 2 and its reboot-cum-sequel
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Wild Terra 2 improves chat and makes player characters into feudal lords

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It must be nice to be a feudal lord. You get a starting set of quests, for example, and you begin on the beginner...
We must ride like the wind.

Blue Protocol shows off the quick-access shortcut bar in another Twitter tease

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When will Blue Protocol be released over here? We have no idea, it's not even released yet in its native Japan. But the team...

Book of Travels’ soundtrack aims to take you to a whole new world

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For an MMO that will be all about the journey, getting the music right for your road trip is an important task for the...

Shroud of the Avatar announces plans to make public cache chests bigger and fancier

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Have you really had a good, long, hard think about what your Shroud of the Avatar public cache chest says about your player-owned...

Profane maps out alpha updates and testing plans for the first half of the year

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Profane, the self-described open PvP sandbox MMO of "territorial domination," has arrived to Reddit with a roadmap for alpha, offering details...

Titan Reach shows off more character and weapon models, shares new music, and crafts an account system

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What's one of the most important features in an MMO? Is it the combat? The leveling experience? How classes interplay with one another in...

Make My MMO: Temtem turns one, Elyria marches onward, and Pantheon scores fresh investment

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We're off to a good 2021 for MMO crowdfunding: Pantheon got a nice infusion of investment, Chronicles of Elyria posted a second video...
So much cooler.

Betawatch: Pantheon gets a funding runway

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The big news this week for Pantheon wasn't really about the game's beta exactly but about a seven-figure investment that supposedly set the...

Smash Legends is a multiplayer arena brawler on mobile and PC that promises a variety of colorful modes

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Who's ready to PvP against others for things like higher fruit totals, point captures, or simply being the last cute little thing standing? Then...

Shadow Arena offers compensation, flips hero Venslar from offense to support

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Shadow Arena isn't letting its low population counts stop it: Pearl Abyss is plunging on with updates anyway. Earlier this month, we covered...

Star Citizen shows off some new planet modification tools and lays out general plans for space combat

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Star Citizen's weekly video series has come back online once again, and this week's episode moves from showing off yet another tool...

Crowfall seeks to make attributes more meaningful and customizable in its next update

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Strength. Dexterity. Constitution. We all know attributes like these are the hallmarks of RPG characters. Most of the time they're just numbers with varying...

Drake’s Odds: Survive is a multiplayer survival sandbox where you’re an alien on Earth

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We've got plenty of survival sandbox games where players are a human trying to live on a hostile alien world, but what if instead...

Past Fate details work on professions, mounts, and new weapons as it zeroes in on next alpha test

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While things have once more been quiet on the front of Past Fate, that doesn't mean the devs at Icy North Games have...

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