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]

Bungie makes the case for Marathon, its brand-new extraction shooter

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Yesterday we reported that Bungie was resurrecting a long-dormant shooter franchise with the announcement of its upcoming sci-fi PvP game, Marathon. While the original...

Throne & Liberty kicks off Korean closed beta as we wait for the fall launch

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In a year when we've seen some pretty extreme delays already for anticipated titles, it falls to the least-delayed MMOs to offer the most...

Blue Protocol drops location flythrough trailer ahead of Japanese launch

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Now that we've all been disheartened by the news of Blue Protocol's global launch delay into 2024, it's time to look at a whole...

Will Smith headlines Tencent’s mobile survival MMO Undawn, launching June 15

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Tencent's Level Infinite and LightSpeed Studios have announced today that Undawn is coming in June - June 15th, to be exact. The post-apoc open-world...

Wayfinder’s largest global beta test to date kicks off today and runs all weekend under NDA

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Wayfinder's multiple-times-delayed global beta is finally underway today, inviting back all past participants as well as some additional testers. Apparently, the latter type of...

Cozy MMO Palia, still deep in alpha testing, plans more tech test weekends – maybe you’re invited

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Hey Palia, stop being so quiet! We were looking forward to you so much at one point, but you keep going silent to the...

Corepunk says beta delay is due to unfinished optimization, but it’s making progress with bots

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Corepunk is back in the news today with its May developer update, and with everything this game's been through - including the evacuation of...

Blue Protocol’s global release is delayed to 2024, Japanese version launches June 14

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So we've got good news and bad news for Blue Protocol fans. The good news is that the Japanese version is coming extremely soon:...

Fractured Veil shares Unreal Engine visual upgrades, peeks at new equipment, and confirms testing delay

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As the month of May winds down, Paddle Creek Games is once again checking in with a new progress report for its survival shooter...

BattleBit Remastered is a low-poly large-scale team FPS headed to early access in June

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If you've ever dreamed of playing a large-scale warfare FPS like PlanetSide 2 but wanted to experience it in a low-poly boxy visual style...

Co-op survivalbox Coreborn Nations of the Ultracore launches in early access July 18

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This past February, we first reported on Coreborn: Nations of the Ultracore, a developing multiplayer survival sandbox that leaned heavily on players working together...

Not So Massively: Godsworn is Warcraft III meets Age of Mythology

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It's a testament to how far the RTS genre has fallen that Steam's recent Tacticon festival of strategy games featured almost no RTS titles,...

Sci-fi shooter ARC Raiders expands its scope and genre to include survival-style PvPvE

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If you heard the initial announcement of ARC Raiders back in 2021 and quickly dismissed the game for being nothing more than a PvP...

Ashfall delays release to summer 2024, promises multiple beta tests beforehand

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As the self-described "adventure shooter MMORPG" Ashfall moves closer to its first closed beta test in July, developer Legendary Studios has had to follow...

Fractured Online reclaims and migrates its website, promises to reopen testing soon

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As readers likely remember, Gamigo and Fractured Online developer Dynamight Studios officially confirmed in April what many already suspected: that both companies have split...

Last Epoch slashes prices in its new cash shop after community pushback

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Last Epoch developer Eleventh Hour Games recently instituted a cash shop to supplement the $35 buy-to-play price tag, and while the community didn't rail...

Betawatch: Bossa in the Skies with Lost

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Yes, we're back! And so is Bossa Games, it turns out, with Lost Skies on the way. It's actually very similar to Worlds Adrift,...

Star Citizen debuts the new Mirai Fury scramble fighter in latest video

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Last week, Star Citizen pulled the curtain back on a new ship manufacturer by the name of Mirai, which is the "performance brand" of...

Diablo IV showcases its accessibility options, runs promos involving cathedrals and meat shakes

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It's hard to think that a game like Diablo IV needs more promotion, but Blizzard has been absolutely banging that drum for a while...

Bossa Games is back in the MMO space with Lost Skies, an obviously Worlds Adrift-inspired co-op title

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Stop me if you've heard this one: Bossa Games is working on a new multiplayer game with skyships and islands and gliding and rappelling!...

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