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]

New World shows off is alpha map in reveal of East Windsward locale

With practically everyone I know now in the alpha but hiding out behind a not particularly effective NDA, it might seem odd for...

Camelot Unchained details development updates on UI overhaul, tech improvements, and more

We come to the end of another week, which means it's time for another installment of City State Entertainment's Top Tenish for
However you want it.

Betawatch: Crowfall calls its own races monsters

Wow, Crowfall, that's rude. Very rude. Are you really going to label your own races as monsters just because they're part deer or...

MassivelyOP’s first impressions of MapleStory 2, Nexon’s latest MMORPG

It's fair to say that MapleStory always did appeal to an audience that was into a very specific look and feel. If chibi...

TUG studio Nerd Kingdom owes its Kickstarter backers an explanation – or their money back

We've been following the sad story of TUG, The Untitled Game, for years now, ever since its May 2013 Kickstarter. At the time,...

The crucial part of Star Citizen’s alpha 3.3, OCS, will make it into the build by CitizenCon after all

If you were put out by the delay of Star Citizen's alpha 3.3's features to the hastily fabricated 3.3.5 patch, well, you can...

Chronicles of Elyria’s latest blog post recaps the development of Adventure 0.4.0, previews Adventure 0.5.0

It's an exciting time for the folks over at Soulbound Studios, as they're putting the wraps on the development of Chronicles of...

I’m totally playing a naked gerbil pistoleer when Crowfall launches

The latest entry in Crowfall's ongoing Monster Month is also the best, full-stop, for it features the adorable and spunky Guineceans. Usually with...

Legends of Aria plans Steam early access launch on December 4, preorders are live

Legends of Aria is headed to Steam early access, Citadel Studios announced this morning. The launch is set for December 4th.

New World alpha leak video highlights the map, action combat, and dizzying UI

As Amazon Game Studios continues dispatching new alpha invites for its upcoming survival sandbox MMORPG New World, it's casting a huge net...

Bless Online launches free-to-play on October 23, new raid and Halloween event today

If you're still watching to see how Bless Online shapes up come its official launch, you'll want to pay attention to today's announcement:...
Oh, thanks.

MapleStory 2 prepares for its upcoming launch with a new class and a new area

MapleStory 2 has launched its headstart, but it hasn't actually launched yet. And unlike many games, it intends to make its actual launch...

Star Citizen’s Calling All Devs discusses coordinate-system difficulties, ship salvaging, and human trafficking

This week's installment of Star Citizen's Calling All Devs video touches on the complications of providing positional data in the reaches of space,...

Crowfall talks harvesting, parcel tokens, and Assassin tweaks in its latest Q&A

It's the start of a new month, which means it's time for another installment of Crowfall's ACE Q&A video series. This time,

The Repopulation is revamping Plymouth Control ahead of cleanup and optimization patch

You may have been tempted to give up on The Repopulation after its engine-propelled collapse and takeover by Idea Fabrik almost two years...

Chronicles of Elyria recaps September progress, previews upcoming content

With September now behind us, the folks at Soulbound Studios have released a new monthly Community Journal looking back on everything that has...

Worlds Adrift’s October 9th update will come with a server wipe

The latest Worlds Adrift update from Bossa Games has declared that the game's Update 27, which will be bringing an updated new-player...

Crowfall previews playable Centaurs and Elken for ‘Monster Month’

Now this is what I call getting into the spirit of Octo-Halloween-ber, the best month of the year: ArtCraft is rolling out previews of...

Ubisoft previews The Division 2’s overhauled weapons systems

In all the buzz around Destiny 2 and Anthem, you'd be forgiven for having forgotten that The Division 2 is still on the...
One matters more than the other.

Anthem will have matchmaking for raids but no loot trading

It's hard not to compare Anthem to Destiny 2 just by the nature of what both games are trying to be. More...

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