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]

Inferna is a PvE-centered indie fantasy MMORPG headed to Steam Early Access on December 6

One more to the list, eh friends? Steam Early Access is going to be getting a fresh arrival for the MMO genre in the...

Camelot Unchained’s knockback will send your heart (and torso) soaring

Just because Camelot Unchained is switching from a weekly to a monthly developer update doesn't mean that it is skimping on the news....

Chronicles of Elyria starts selling $75 Longest Night advent calendars

There has to be a measure of masochistic joy in stocking up account items that you can't use (yet) for a game that is...

Ascent: Infinite Realm is headed for open beta in southeast Asia soon

Where's Ascent: Infinite Realm? It's a question we collectively pondered recently, but it would appear that a Hungarian site has announced...

The first PC beta for Elite Dangerous’ January update has begun

Elite Dangerous is in the middle of a major bug fixing phase, so big it delayed the originally planned December content update....

Ashes of Creation highlights work on castle sieges in its latest devstream

Yes, castle siege mode in Ashes of Creation is still coming. The first half of the latest livestream from the Intrepid Studios...

The Stream Team: Living out the Pumpkin Days (and nights, too)

It took some time and a winding road for it to happen, but Pumpkin Online has released in early access as a not-so-massively farming/dating...

Sales of the Carrack exploration ship appear to create a funding spike for Star Citizen

It's perhaps no surprise that this year's CitizenCon would cause a quick jump in Star Citizen funding, but it would seem that...

Multiplayer farming/dating sim Pumpkin Online releases as Pumpkin Days on Steam Early Access

Show of hands, who here remembers Pumpkin Online? It was announced on Kickstarter as a multiplayer farming/dating sim, but would later decide...

Persistent open-world MMO Project C gets an official name: Life Beyond

We've been covering Project C for a few years now: It's a SpatialOS open-world MMO sandbox promising “meaningful persistency,” built by by Darewise,...

MMO Book of Travels’ Kickstarter finishes successfully with $261K, hitting all stretch goals

It's been one small step for video game crowdfunding, but one large step for Book of Travels. The "serene" tiny online RPG ultimately...

Dual Universe shows off a community race from the Earth to the moon and back

The thing that keeps me intrigued about sandboxes is the fact that the community can come together to create its own events, and one...

The Stream Team: Playing with some new toys in the Star Citizen free fly event

If there's one thing that Star Citizen does well, it's make spaceships feel like full, legitimate vehicles. MassivelyOP's Chris is ready to get his...

CitizenCon 2019: Star Citizen previews alpha 3.8, details Theatres of War, teases next star system

While the opening beats of Star Citizen's CitizenCon event may have started with some disappointment, the remainder of the event had lots...
It's ugly.

CitizenCon 2019: Star Citizen keynote kicks off Carrack delay and community disappointment

The start of Star Citizen's CitizenCon convention appears to have arrived with a bit of a thud, if the community temperature is any...
Please look forward to it.

Betawatch: Torchlight Frontiers is indeed delayed

In late November, it's time for a lot of studios to admit that a game just isn't coming out this year. Torchlight Frontiers has...

Dual Universe confirms ship vs. ship combat and organizations are coming to alpha 3 in January

It's been a busy year for Dual Universe, and 2020 looks to be just as busy if the next phase of alpha is...

EVE’s Aether Wars tech demo readies for its third phase and another world record attempt on Saturday

Want to be part of history? Then you're being called to participate in the third phase of the EVE Online Aether Wars tech...

Book of Travels talks roleplaying, meaning, and being an ‘oasis’ in a world of frenetic Steam games

A glossy spread in Killscreen may not be what anyone was expecting out of Might and Delight, the Swedish studio whose adorable little...

Interview: CIG’s Jake Muehle on the player economy and doing crimes in the Star Citizen universe

We're zooming on toward CitizenCon tomorrow, when Cloud Imperium will deliver its annual live showcase of the state of Star Citizen -...

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