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]

Medieval fantasy sandbox Seconds from Silence will start taking alpha signups on July 19

When we last reported on the in-development sandbox MMORPG Seconds from Silence, we weren't exactly sure how far along things were progressing...

MMORPG Seed’s devs want their AI NPCs to learn from, simulate, and fool actual players

We've been keeping an eye on MMO colony sim Seed - the SpatialOS one, not this one - for a few years...

Torchlight Frontiers’ huge Beast Buddies patch is delayed to next week

When we look at how Echtra Games creates and celebrates huge patches for Torchlight Frontiers while that MMO is still in alpha testing,...

Kickstarter canceled the campaign for MMORPG RAW just a day before it funded

Tomorrow was supposed to be a big day for Killerwhale Games' MMO RAW as it concluded its Kickstarter campaign - in fact, we...

Caravan Stories delays its PlayStation 4 launch

You know what? We spoke too soon. What looked like an imminent launch for the cute-looking but largely overlooked Caravan Stories is going...

No, Ship of Heroes is not officially launching on July 4, 2020

Our inbox lit up this morning over a redname post on the Ship of Heroes forum that appeared to tell a player that...

Atlas unveils work on Wild Pirate Encampments and a non-dedicated multiplayer mode

Judging by the sound of the most recent Captain's Log update from the folks at Atlas, the idea behind Wild Pirate Encampments...
Da-boo-di.

Blue Protocol shows off character creation for two new character types

More and more about Blue Protocol keeps trickling out to the point that it's almost a bummer we haven't actually yet received a...

Camelot Unchained players will get to design their own heraldry in-game

The regular weekly update from Camelot Unchained isn't exactly loaded with what one would call sexy, big ticket items, but the developers of...

Make My MMO: Albion Online’s Percival, Dual Universe’s alpha 2, and Elite’s next big thing

It was an oddly quiet week for crowdfunded MMOs, probably owing to the short holiday week prior, but the news we did get was...

Caravan Stories’ open beta and launch are right around the corner

If you're fortunate enough to have a PlayStation 4, then you are invited into the exclusive realm of Caravan Stories when it...
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Bless Unleashed brings players around for another beta weekend

You know, Bless Unleashed has a bit of an uphill road to manage at the moment. It doesn't just have to fix bugs...

Project C updates pre-alpha testers on its summer plans, including creatures and contracts

We had a flurry of panic this week when checking in on Project C, but let me just soothe those worries right now:...

Star Citizen is going to sell 350 more tickets to CitizenCon 2019

Proving that you don't actually need a released game to throw a massive player shindig, CitizenCon has been making serious bank and...

Starbase’s latest video hints at how robots start with nothing… to build everything

OK, Starbase. We get it. You're good at videos. First it was a video on spaceship and mounted weaponry combat. Then a...
Leashes? We don't need no stinkin'... oh, never mind.

Bless Unleashed has kicked off another closed beta for Xbox One testers – check out the patch notes

Bless Unleashed's latest closed beta on Xbox One is now officially underway. While preloading for the beta was originally supposed to begin last...

MMO Starbase will let players rent, build, and design their own apartments and space stations

Starbase has been killing it with videos ever since its May announcement. Finnish dev Frozenbyte characterizes the game as a "massively multiplayer...

Dual Universe kicks off Alpha 2 test and goes zero-g gliding

Industry and fluffy clouds are all the rage in Dual Universe, as the upcoming sci-fi sandbox kicked off its Alpha 2 test...

Check out 12 minutes of Funcom’s Moons of Madness, set in the Secret World universe

Back in March, Funcom announced one of its (many!) next big things, Moons of Madness, a Rock Pocket Games-developed title due out...

Grab a Bless Unleashed CBT4 key and test the game on Xbox One this weekend

Neowiz is plotting yet another big test for Bless Unleashed, the Bless Online spiritual successor destined for Xbox One only later this year....

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