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]

Crowfall talks grave-digging and body-stitching in latest update

Earlier this week, ArtCraft Entertainment published a piece that delved into Crowfall's vessel system, in which players with the Necromancy crafting...
Spooky?

Rend updates its engine and adjusts balance across the board

The biggest technical change with Rend's latest patch is upgrading its version of the Unreal Engine to 4.20. That is a technical improvement,...

Pantheon’s latest newsletter addresses balance between group harvesting and resource gluts

New hires aren't the only things going on in Visionary Realms' Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen this month. According to the game's

Tamriel Infinium: First impressions of Elder Scrolls Online’s Murkmire from the PTS

As I said at the time of my ESO PAX experience, "I got to spend maybe 15 minutes in Murkmire while in...
It looks like a rather familiar world.

New World’s world looks beautiful – we spy buffalo in the latest footage

Tired of screenshots and leaks and one-second videos of New World? Amazon has a new video out today that might suit you. It's...

Recapping Star Citizen’s CitizenCon 2018, plus the new Squadron 42 trailer

"Well, you can't accuse us of not running a live demo," Chris Roberts quipped today during CitizenCon when the Star Citizen demo he...

Nexon’s upcoming mobile title Spiritwish enters closed beta in South Korea, shows off gameplay footage

The folks at Nexon Korea's internal NEON Studio are apparently working on a new mobile MMO called Spiritwish. Currently in closed...
AHHH SPIDERS AHHH

Crowfall offers a not-so-spooky look at the fate of your body when you die

So Crowfall offers you a bit of a good news/bad news scenario right from the start. The bad news? You are dead at...

Fallout 76 modding is at least a year away, and then only for private servers

"Fixing" Bethsoft's games is a time-honored tradition among modders of all stripes, and no doubt the promise of mods in Fallout 76 had...

Star Citizen’s CitizenCon 2018 has officially begun – here’s how to watch at home

Just as this post goes live, Star Citizen's "CitizenCon 2948" in Austin, Texas, throws open its doors. You might recall there was initially some fuss...

Greed Monger’s original lead programmer now says he’s working on a prototype for the failed Kickstarter MMO

The Greed Monger saga never freakin' ends. But hey, at least we're getting some twists and turns for the Kickstarter money that got...

MapleStory 2 is only in headstart and Nexon is already waging war on gold farmers and spam

MapleStory 2 hasn't even fully launched out of its headstart - that's tomorrow - but the bots, spammers, and gold farmers, are already...

Dark and Light is still in early access, and now it has an expansion: Shard of Faith

As promised, early access MMO Dark and Light has pushed out its first expansion pack today on Steam, free for everyone...
Launch or do not, folks.

Skyforge launches into open beta in Japan on October 11

If there's one thing Japanese people like, it's science fantasy action RPGs. (If there are two things, the other one is not having...

Worlds Adrift is launching PvE servers today – if the griefing put you off, give it another look

Worlds Adrift is laying New Foundations today - literally, as that's the name of its 27th update. The downside with this update is that...
Shoot cycle.

Survival sandbox The Cycle drops its NDA before its third alpha

If you've been testing out not-a-battle-royale survival sandbox The Cycle and long to share your story with the world, you can do so now....
Now, the real question is whether this is a Gary Jules reference or a Tears For Fears reference.

Mad World shows off some gameplay videos that do, in fact, involve people running in circles

All around me are computer platforms, Some are Windows, some are Android, I would like to play the same game on them, This game does it, thanks...
No, we'd still prefer not.

Fallout 76 is essentially another ‘alone together’ MMO, previewers report

Bethsoft is on an all-out media Blitz for Fallout 76 today - even the Washington Post lowered itself to a hands-on with...

Dark and Light’s first F2P expansion, Shard of Faith, is set to launch tomorrow

Dark and Light is gearing up for its first big expansion, Shard of Faith, which is set to hit Steam tomorrowday as...

New World shows off is alpha map in reveal of East Windsward locale

With practically everyone I know now in the alpha but hiding out behind a not particularly effective NDA, it might seem odd for...

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