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]

Through the woods.

Camelot Unchained’s latest mini-update is all about incoming testing and Devout classes

There's still work being done on Camelot Unchained right now, and it's the sort of work that requires some devotion. See, one...

Ship of Heroes drops new Street Fighting powerset video and pics

Hey, it's been a bit since we've checked in on Ship of Heroes, but the team is back in action with a brand-new...
Gosh, that was a mistake.

New World’s latest video dev diary covers weapons and specializations

If you're eagerly looking forward to New World, you will want to watch the video below. Then you will hear the first words...
Holiday road.

Phantasy Star Online 2 can be pre-loaded now for the open beta

The open beta for Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally arriving in North America at 9:00 p.m. EDT on March 17th. But you...

High Treason is a low-fantasy PvP MMO with an optional permadeath mode

Just in case you're among those who are opining that MMORPGs are too easy and not hardcore enough, there's another incoming title to serve...

Make My MMO: Elite Dangerous’ Fuel Rats have rescued 70,000 ships

This week in MMO crowdfunding, I needed something heartwarming, so there it is: The Fuel Rats, the folks who run around in

CIG offers an update on Squadron 42 progress, plans changes to the game’s roadmap

Most of the news surrounding Squadron 42 has been mired in the legal battle between CIG and Crytek, but now that the...

New World’s director envisions an open world game where PvP and PvE players complement each other

New World game director Scot Lane has checked in recently with an update from the game's alpha in a new letter to...
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Bless Unleashed is, well, unleashed

Better luck this time, Bless Unleashed! We had a giveaway for your proper launch, which was yesterday, and we're really hoping you get...

Temtem steamrolls over a wide variety of bugs in its latest update

Sometimes, it's better to fix the stuff that's in your game before adding more stuff to it. That would appear to be Temtem's...

Survival sandbox Population Zero outlines its new 168-hour cycle and account progression

You arrive to the wilds of Population Zero. You have seven days to live. Go. That's, in an extremely unrefined nutshell, the basic...

Star Citizen offers a look at mining laser consumables and tours the Esperia Prowler dropship

If it's Friday, it's another Star Citizen video! Yes, the latest episode of Inside Star Citizen is live once more and it...
Duuude!

Crowfall details a quartet of its racial disciplines

Your choice of race matters in Crowfall. Not simply in the sense that it affects your options when it comes to character classes, although...

Fallout 76 previews Wastelanders’ looting and gardening, Fallout Shelter Online goes global

Bethsoft has dropped another preview of what's coming with Fallout 76's Wastelanders expansion next month, with a little hint of everything from...

Chronicles of Elyria kicks off its Settlers of Elyria virtual land auction for a second time

Allow us to share a little bit of background on this one: Chronicles of Elyria had first announced an "event" in December...

Star Citizen hosts an AMA regarding the survival mechanics of alpha 3.9

Operation: Feed the Avatars of Star Citizen will be underway with update 3.9, which will introduce, among other things, some light survival...

Crowfall previews the Frostweaver class, says War of the Gods update is imminent

Crowfall's March developer Q&A session has been uploaded, and once more it's got a lot of tasty informational bits for fans of the...
In a world of human wreckage.

Blizzard roundup: Michael Chu leaves Overwatch, Acti-Blizz gets a new COO, and WoW Classic drops a banhammer

Blizzard's been on a tear this week with staffing shifts and patches and cancellations, so let's dig in. First, probably the saddest part of...

League of Legends card game Runeterra is having a productive beta

The League of Legends game universe is rapidly expanding, and at the forefront of this new generation is Runeterra. The Hearthstone-like digital...

MMORTS Starborne announces an open beta on April 2

No April foolin', Starborne, the large-scale MMORTS that comes from several former EVE Online luminaries is making way for new territory with...

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