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]

Drone Strike Force brings competitive shooting with combat drones to Steam on August 16

So there's another online competitive shooter on the horizon, which seems pretty routine on the surface. This one, however, features drones, which might have...

Camelot Unchained checks in with work on NPC pathfinding and more in the weekly wrap-up

There's nothing more annoying than seeing NPCs that you need to go somewhere run pell-mell into a giant, obvious wall or some other insurmountable...

Ashes of Creation trots out great-looking stallions

In MMORPGs, horses are to mounts as humans are to races -- in other words, they're the default standard. And for a reason, because...

Ship of Heroes’ character creator will have a randomize button to help with choice overload

Too much of a good thing can be a good thing, but it can also be too much. The Ship of Heroes character...
Here we go again, not on our own.

Betawatch: Black Desert Online starts testing on the PlayStation 4

Console edition all the MMOs! Black Desert Online already made the leap to the Xbox One, a console with an installed base of...

Black Desert just hit open beta for PlayStation 4 – check out the new trailer

PlayStation 4 gamers are in for a treat today as one of the top MMORPGs on the planet rolls into open beta on...

Inside Star Citizen shows off NPC outfits, harvesting, the Vanu Defender, and the lower decks of the 890 Jump

Star Citizen's latest video roundup managed to cram a fair number of updates owing to a quick "sprint report" segment that briefed players...

WoW Classic is coming soon — here’s how to be prepared

As what looks to be the final World of Warcraft Classic pre-launch test wraps up today, Blizzard is priming fans for the...
Above, you'll see the once-ominous portal...

World of Warcraft: Classic will have an RP-PVP server

There's not really such a thing in modern World of Warcraft as an RP-PvP server, since the current expansion basically did away with...

Broke Protocol outlines work done to its backend and lays out rules for player-created content

The devs of the online city RPG Broke Protocol are very much hard at work on the game's arrival to its 1.0 update,...

A stunning reveal! Witness footage of the Dragon Ball Z MMORPG from closed beta!

The last time I played a multiplayer-minded game based on the Dragon Ball Z franchise was Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, which was... OK....
Move it move it.

Black Desert: PC’s fishing event and Archer tweaks, Xbox One’s Kamasylvia, and PS4’s beta events

With Black Desert's current rapid pace of development - and sprawling console reach - we'll forgive this week's PC patch for being...

EVE Online’s NetEase-backed mobile edition EVE Echoes hits alpha later this month

EVE Online is taking another step closer to mobile with EVE Echoes: Infinite Galaxy Mobile (yes, we know that's confusing!), which CCP...

World of Warcraft Classic will let you reserve your name on August 12

From the time of this story's publishing, you have precisely six days to come up with your most clever and pun-loaded moniker. That's when...

Legends of Aria hits Steam early access today with the PvP patch, a sale, and a free month of sub for loyalists

Legends of Aria's big day has arrived - or will when the gates open today around 3 p.m. EDT. A few weeks ago,...

EVE-inspired MMORTS Starborne celebrates its third alpha server launch

Have you ever heard of Starborne? It's a large-scale MMORTS where players seek to control territory in a massive map over individual eight...

Camelot Unchained floods the beta’s countryside with giants

Be scared. Be very scared. The team at City State Entertainment is going nuts playing with Camelot Unchained's sliders, and the end result...

The Repopulation checks in with an update on vehicles and mounts

It's been a couple of months since we heard much from The Repopulation, but delays ensured that the most recent dev blog combines...

Crowfall’s July ACE Q&A dissects the Fortunes of War update

The end of July saw Crowfall's latest ACE Q&A session, which was held back on account of J. Todd Coleman's work travel. Both...

Pantheon Rise of the Fallen’s latest roundtable discussion is all about programming

Nothing about programming is sexy, as far as my plebeian mind can ascertain. Its lines of digital eldritch language that weave together the threads...

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