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]

Amazon’s New World gears up for ‘density’ stress testing this week

It was no real surprise earlier this month when Amazon said it was delaying New World yet again, this time until...

Here’s 22 minutes of video explaining what we know about Elyon’s beta version so far

Beta testing for Elyon, aka The Game Formerly Known as Ascent: Infinite Realm, has been ongoing in Korea for a little while...

Star Citizen fans call on CIG to post an update on Squadron 42 development progress

A post on the Star Citizen subreddit has been growing in traction in recent days, putting into perspective an abject lack of...

Ashes of Creation’s Steven Sharif AMA covers monetization, endgame, and more

Judging by the flood of comments over Steven Sharif's impromptu Ask Me Anything post a week ago, it looks as though the hype...

Star Citizen devs discuss the updates, features, and adjustments of alpha 3.10

With alpha 3.10 now in the PTU, fans of Star Citizen have a number of questions about the update. This past Friday's...

Make My MMO: Oath’s alpha never happened and probably never will

So who remembers indie MMO Oath? In the spring of 2019, the game pulled in $67,000 on Kickstarter, in spite of concerns about...

Early access MMO Atlas adds farming structures, de-levels everyone to level 80

If pirate ships didn't get you into Wildcard's Atlas MMO, how about pirate farms? Yep, the beleaguered early access MMO has added...
Fracking! Yes? No.

Betawatch: Fractured and Magic: Legends do the closed alpha dance

You can test if you want to if you've gotten an invite. Yes, Fractured kicked off its most recent closed alpha after...

Shadow Arena confirms its arrival to consoles and unveils its 12th hero

I’m no industry expert, but I bet I know what the gaming consoles need: more battle royale games! This brain wave is being shared...

Medieval sandbox MMORPG Past Fate opens its second Kickstarter campaign

Earlier this month we told you about Past Fate’s upcoming second attempt at crowdfunding after the first swing failed to strike....
Oh, oh, oh.

Alpha testing is ongoing now for Magic: Legends

It's testing time for Magic: Legends! Everyone (who was specifically invited to the test) gets to try out Magic: Legends! The information...

Inside Star Citizen returns with details about building in-game brands and a sprint report

After another break, Star Citizen is back on its weekly video series rollout as Inside Star Citizen makes its full return. In...

World of Warcraft warns that ‘time runs short’ to prepare for Shadowlands

Time is running short to get ready for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands -- or so Blizzard would have you believe. While there is...

Superhero MMO Valiance Online plans an open beta in August

Of the big three City of Heroes-inspired superhero MMOs, Valiance Online probably wasn't the one most folks expected to be next in line...

SEGA announces Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis for 2021

If Phantasy Star Online 2's long-awaited arrival on western devices this past spring didn't light your world on fire, then maybe you'll be...

Torchlight III’s endgame-focused Dun-Djinn content update officially launches

Torchums -- er, sorry, Torchlight III has made good on Tuesday's plan to release its new endgame content the following Wednesday. Which...

Curse of Aros is a retro-styled mobile MMO of dungeon delves and monster loot

Remember how we pointed out the 16-bit-styled MMO DarkStory? Kind of looked like fun, right? If you're looking for a similarly-styled MMO package...

Early access MMO Dark and Light resurfaces for an anniversary sale

Hey, whatever happened to Snail Games' Dark and Light? The last time we checked in with this game was back in October...

Dual Universe shows off its shiny new character model

Dual Universe would like to introduce you to someone. It's yourself. No, the devs at Novaquark aren't asking you to do some meditative...
Wheeeeeeee

Fractured starts its next alpha test today

The original plan for Fractured was to kick off its next alpha testing session on July 16th. That didn't happen, unfortunately; bugs...

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