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]

Population Zero fields questions about factions, breast sizes, and snoring

Whenever you open up a Q&A session for your developing game, you never really know what you're going to get. Case in point: The...

GDC 2019: Here’s how CCP’s 10,000 player battle tech demo went down

Developer CCP Games currently holds the world record for the largest PvP battle in gaming history, which was awarded in recognition of January...

Lady toons are finally in the current Star Citizen alpha test

Hellooooooo, ladies. I'm gonna set aside my rant about how I feel about online games that deprioritize female characters for years of testing and just...
Teamwork!

Children of Ur and Eleven join forces to create the ultimate Glitch revival

The process of rebuilding the social and non-combat sandbox MMO Glitch has been a slow one. It's been one that attracted a deep...

Pantheon delves into its philosophy of challenge in latest dev diary

What does it mean for a game to be challenging? That's the question that the Pantheon devs tackle in their latest dev diary....

Project Gorgon opens microtransaction shop full of stuff you can’t use yet

Monetization is always a tricky topic in MMOs, especially when it comes to microtransactions, but that's just the territory that Project Gorgon devs...

Guardians of Ember kicks off its do-over open beta with more localization support

No, your mind isn't slipping and the Matrix is not glitching; Guardians of Ember has just gone into open beta. Again. You might...
Outand aboutlaws.

Outlaws of the Old West drops bugfix patch and wipe while explaining how to rustle up your grub

When Outlaws of the Old West describes itself as being in early access, it means early access. That's why it has patches like the...
Perhaps not.

Survived By passes away on April 19

Sad news for fans of Survived By today, as the game has announced that it is ending development and planning for a full...

WoW Classic dishes on plans for Alterac Valley as Blizzard fundraises for WoW esports

Ah, Alterac Valley. That battleground and I spent thousands of hours together back in the early days of World of Warcraft. I remember...

Red Dead Online maps out plan for more anti-grief hostility system update and new playing styles

Rockstar doesn't want you to forget about Red Dead Online or think that it's malingering in an eternal beta: The company has another...

Choose My Adventure: Fear and loathing in Legends of Aria

As promised, this round of play in Legends of Aria featured greater focus on my combined magic and steel, though I definitely was...

The Stream Team: Stop! Hammer time in Dauntless

Put on your baggiest pants and make other references to early '90s musical trends: There's a new patch in Dauntless, and MassivelyOP's resident monster...

Camelot Unchained moves Characters 2.0 to its master build and works on lighting people on fire

Camelot Unchained has apparently gotten better at setting you on fire. That is to say, City State Entertainment worked out a particle system...

Star Citizen begins Evocati testing of alpha 3.5, Evocati testers leak the hell out of that noise

If you were excited about the sanctioned glimpses of Area18 given on last week's Star Citizen Around the Verse, then prepare to...

Ashes of Creation goes back to basics with node education

Confused about "nodes" and how they feature into Ashes of Creation? Your poor schooling probably is not to blame, as Intrepid Studios only...

Survived By tweaks the Druid and doubles rewards for full parties

Life in the world of Survived By is pretty rough as I found out first hand, so anything that improves the quality...

Make My MMO: Saga of Lucimia’s quests, Dual Universe’s 30K, SOTA’s spring

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, spring has sprung in Shroud of the Avatar, whose latest community newsletter teases a bunny basket full...
At this point it's debatable if anything will come out of here.

Betawatch: Ashes of Creation wants itself some big organized PvP fights

So Ashes of Creation is delaying its testing phase, that's not a big deal. The game still has plans for nice big and...

OrbusVR: Reborn previews new dungeons and talent tweaks ahead of final beta test

The folks at OrbusVR have been hard at work since they announced the game's first major expansion/complete overhaul, OrbusVR: Reborn, back in...

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