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]

The Stream Team: Valnir Rok drops a huge update and free codes

It was almost exactly one year ago that Massively OP's MJ was able to take a peek at Valnir Rok, the survival sandbox...

Choose My Adventure: Postcards from the Star Citizen universe

Your votes last week in my first Choose My Adventure gave me a great way to start looking around the environs of

Wildcard’s new MMO Atlas has been delayed a week for polish

When Studio Wildcard and friends announced a full-scale, 40,000-person MMO called Atlas last week, we were all excited. When they announced it was...

The Stream Team: Hunting for Frostfall presents in Dauntless

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Snow is falling, decorations are hanging, and a being of almost pure aether is stalking the...

Camelot Unchained teases ‘epic siege battles’ as beta development continues

Hey, old school Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer fans, you might want to take a peek at the latest Camelot Unchained studio...

Anthem player learns why you don’t break NDAs. Or why you don’t use Origin. It’s one of those.

With the line between live and beta in online games blurring more and more by the year, it's no wonder some folks have gotten...

Funcom’s Conan Unconquered isn’t an MMO – it’s a strategy game

When Funcom announced last week that it was debuting yet another Conan title, the guessing game was on. Battle royale? OARPG? Mobile? Retro?...
Excitement? Not exactly.

Ship of Heroes opens registration for its first login test

It's uncommon for a development team to describe an upcoming test phase as "boring," since the goal is usually to get fans excited and...

Make My MMO: Legends of Aria’s rocky early access, Ashes of Creation’s Apocalypse

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Legends of Aria rolled into early access after postponing its Steam-specific early access into the new...

Population Zero is an upcoming crafting-survival MMO inspired by classic sci-fi

Survival crafting games are all the rage these days, it seems, and the genre's about to get just a little bit bigger with the...

The MOP Up: TERA’s Valkyrie goes to console while Vainglory comes to PC

No matter what platform you're on, there's good stuff coming your way! TERA's Valkyrie update is finally making the jump to Xbox One...
Yes, this is ready.

Betawatch: Legends of Aria pushes back its Steam early access

It's been a week of some speed bumps for Legends of Aria; after it reset progress with its karma system ahead of its...
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Crowfall’s first campaign is the last phase of its pre-alpha testing

The ramp-up for Crowfall's first campaign in pre-alpha 5.8 continues, with the team kicking off the first snap testing on the game's test server....

The Stream Team: A brief Star Citizen road trip

Before the votes for Choose My Adventure are tallied, MassivelyOP's Chris & MJ are going to take a moment to hop into a...

A judge has dismissed another chunk of Crytek’s Star Citizen engine lawsuit

Happy Christmas, Cloud Imperium. MOP readers will recall that almost exactly a year ago, Crytek sued Star Citizen developer CIG, alleging that CIG infringed...

Star Citizen shows off Lorville business district for 3.4.0 as alpha 3.3.7 goes live

Sean Tracy and Steve Bender helm this week's Star Citizen Around the Verse, and the dev update focuses on the culture and business...

Digital Extremes’ retro OARPG Survived By has hit early access

One of the nifty things on the way under Warframe developer Digital Extremes' publishing banner is Survived By, a retro permadeath bullet-hell...

ARK’s Studio Wildcard is launching a 40K-person-server pirate MMO called Atlas next week

If you blinked during the Game Awards on Twitch, you might have missed the announcement of a new MMO launching next week from the...

Ashes of Creation Apocalypse, the MMORPG’s battle royale mode, launches December 18

Over the course of the fall, Ashes of Creation developer Intrepid Studios has been testing a battle royale mode component for the...

Torchlight Frontiers’ Dusk Mage harnesses both dark and light

Don't call it Twilight anything -- the Dusk Mage has her own non-vampire thing happening. The most recent of Torchlight Frontiers' classes to...

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