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]

Portal Knights studio gets $10M investment to make open-world sandbox

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After selling over 3.5 million copies of Portal Knights, what's indie developer Keen Games going to do next? Make an even bigger game, that's...

Amazon’s New World closed beta finally begins today – check out the trailer!

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Happy beta day, New World! Yes, Amazon Games' long-awaited MMORPG is finally rolling into closed beta today as the last leg of testing -...

Atlas releases a ‘summer bug smash’ patch that crushes a variety of bugs and adjusts the mortar ship

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The pirating sandbox of Atlas is promising some new content on the horizon, but before any of those details are shared, the devs at...

SEED’s latest dev blogs feature roads, cities, house interiors, a new user portal, and too many ducks

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Klang Games' dev blog-a-palooza for its developing colony sim MMO SEED rolls along, with a whole bunch of posts about cities, Seedlings, user tools,...

Ship of Heroes is hitting beta on August 7 – signups open July 31

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If you're still bummed about the fact that indie superhero MMORPG Ship of Heroes had to delay its launch from 2021 to 2022, take...

Indie MMO Past Fate addresses internal PvP tests and region changes in latest dev blog

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Indie developer Icy North Games is eager to show off its progress on Past Fate, the sandbox MMORPG that we first told you about...

Hands-on with New World’s 20v20 PvPvE battleground and its newest dungeon

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Last week Amazon Games held a press demo and offered up an early preview of some of the latest and greatest content coming to...

PvP sandbox Profane shows off development progress as it marches toward alpha

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PvP MMO sandbox Profane's been busting its hump this year working to get all of the core parts and features into place, and you...

New World shares a server list for the upcoming July 20 closed beta test

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You know that New World is launching its closed beta tomorrow on July 20th. You know it won't have an NDA. But do you...

PvP sandbox Fractured is blindsided by ‘rampant’ player killing in alpha tests

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With a growing studio and another major alpha test on the horizon, Fractured is taking things to the next level in 2021. Level 2,...
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Betawatch: Elyon is planning its next closed beta with an early fall launch

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It seems as if it's taken forever for Elyon to really make much movement over here in the west, but don't worry: It's happening....

Conan Chop Chop studio finally acknowledges and apologizes for latest delay

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Just a few weeks ago, we pointed out that Conan Chop Chop, a Mighty Kingdom game being published by Funcom, was long overdue. The roguelike...

Star Citizen discusses balancing for shields, energy weapons, ships, and thrusters coming in alpha 3.14

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While the upcoming alpha 3.14 build of Star Citizen has a number of headline features of its own like the Orison landing area, there...

Camelot Unchained boss rebuts theory that its studio finances are in disarray

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Dedicated readers of MassivelyOP already know that Camelot Unchained has become an MMO saddled with controversy over the last couple of years. Originally Kickstarted...

City of Titans is crushing its sound and music design

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Although City of Titans is lagging far behind where it should be in development (and release) by now, given that it was Kickstarted in...

Elyon opens preorders and CBT2 signups on July 26, confirms ‘early fall’ western launch

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MMO players already knew that Kakao was plotting a second round of beta for Elyon in August. We knew this because the studio has...

Top-down looter shooter Space Punks begins its paid-for early access journey exclusively on the Epic Games Store

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Earlier this month we showcased Space Punks, a multiplayer top-down looter shooter from developer Flying Wild Hog and publisher Jagex Partners. For those who'd...

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen offers up more details and video footage of the new Monk class

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Developer Visionary Realms is really excited to showcase the Monk class that's being added to Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. Hot on the heels...

Ashes of Creation kicks off its long-awaited Alpha One playtest

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Arriving amid a frantic summer season where every MMO is clawing for attention and engagement, the Ashes of Creation Alpha One test hopes to...

Chronicles of Elyria tweaks NDA, locks down Reddit over death threats, and proposes NFT land trades

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A week ago, Chronicles of Elyria backers sounded the alarm on a new NDA that Soulbound Studios was asking them to sign in conjunction...

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