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]

Here’s what’s changing in Dual Universe’s economy when alpha 3 launches

Let's talk about money. Space money. Dual Universe dev Novaquark tweeted out a blog post that almost flew under the radar, and...

Valiance Online, still gunning for launch this year, drops a brand-new flythrough video

Let's not sugarcoat this: Valiance Online has almost been crowded out of players' vision when it comes to the City of Heroes spiritual...

PWE’s new ‘MMO’ Magic Legends confirms spring beta, PC launch in 2020, console launch in 2021

Editor's note: At 2:15 p.m. EST today, PWE sent official notice that the date given in its original press release this morning is incorrect....

Magic to Master is a revived free-to-play MMORPG from 2009

Let's take a look at something new, shall we? Well, "new" here meaning "a returning MMORPG from 2009" and not so much in terms...

Inferna adds a new dungeon, balances combat, promises 2020 roadmap

So what's new with the early access MMORPG Inferna, whose early access path we've been chronicling since November? Well, there's an update...

Dual Universe shares its latest narrative Tale and shows off community creations

Sure, Dual Universe is mostly about building neat stuff and surviving the sandbox world of its sci-fi space, but it's also got some...

Fantasy Toonz is a in-development open world MMO featuring battle royale arenas

If you're one of those people who hates the word "toons," you're not gonna like what this one's called. In fact, if you're also...

Echo of Soul is on sale for less than a dollar on Steam until January 20

Attention bargain hunters: A blue light special that can very likely be seen from space is now on for the early access MMO

Crowfall Q&A talks fundraising, alpha and beta, and War of the Gods features

It's a bit of "second verse same as the first" for the latest version of the ACE Q&A video from Crowfall, but then...

Riot Games’ Legends of Runeterra enters open beta on January 24

It would appear that there's enough of a fanbase for the in-development League of Legends CCG Legends of Runeterra that Riot is...

Lost Ark Korea announces personal housing, genderlock removal, and battle royale as part of Season 2

The Korean version of Lost Ark is already gearing up for its next content in Season 2, and there sure is a...

Make My MMO: Crowfall investment, Demi’s Kickstarter, and Albion’s Queen

We're back to our regular roundup after the holidays, which means we've got quite a bit to talk about - and not all of...

Demi is a free-to-play online TCG with battling pantheons and online card trading now on Kickstarter

To read the crowdfunding pitch of Demi, you'd be forgiven for thinking that card games have lost some of the plot, and if...

Magic Legends shows off 10 minutes of the fiery Geomancer

As Magic Legends fans come to terms with the fact that this upcoming title is really Magic: The Diabloing, Cryptic continues its...
Great.

Betawatch: Magic Legends is our Magic MMORPG except in how it’s not

The first few days after the end of the year are a bad time for betas, but we came roaring back this week with 

SMITE launches Season 7 on PTS and goes into more detail about the season’s new Joust map

The next season of SMITE is on its way and with it is a new Joust map for players to... well... joust on....

Anime multiplayer brawler KurtzPel announces an update that adds a new weapon and sweeping PvP changes

The start of 2020 is signalling a new beginning for KurtzPel. A hefty update is due to arrive soon and it's set to...

Crowfall preps beta, raises another $12M from investors to bring total funding to $35M

Crowfall's founder update hit the ArtCraft site this afternoon, and it's a doozy. The studio's J Todd Coleman says development progress is "fantastic,"...
I didn't say zorp.

Magic: Legends starts showing off with two classes and two worlds

All right, you've seen some more footage, you've got some idea of how the game is going to be... now, if you're done with...

Cryptic’s Magic: Legends is an isometric RPG and not an MMORPG because of earth elemental butt

Yesterday, we got our first look at the gameplay in Cryptic's upcoming Magic: Legends MMO, and, well, it didn't go over that...

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