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]

TitanReach is going free-to-play until its closed alpha

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If the high price on TitanReach's early access - originally $70 and since reduced to $38 - seemed like too much for a fledgling...

Star Citizen addresses alpha 3.13, stability, delays, bugs, and communication

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As is tradition with CIG, the devs are looking back at the release of alpha 3.13 and the Invictus Launch Week event of Star...

Lost Ark shares breakdowns of advanced mage and warrior classes

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While potential players of Lost Ark already know that the game will have five classes at launch that branch out into different classes, it...

New World has capped menu screen framerates to prevent video card fatalities

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Earlier today, we covered the emerging news that users of some video cards, particularly EVGA RTX 3090 graphics cards, were having serious problems with...
You ruined a perfectly good asteroid mechanic.

Dual Universe details the tracking, mining, and fighting to be done for asteroids

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Asteroids in Dual Universe! You know how to play this; you just rotate your ship a little bit and shoot at the asteroids while...

Blade and Soul 2 will be getting a South Korean launch this August

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Up to this point, the mobile MMO prequel Blade and Soul 2 has only had the nebulous launch date of sometime this year, but...

The Stream Team: A first-timer’s live exploration of the New World closed beta

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We've been following the journey of New World for a while now, including providing several hands-on impressions pieces, but now it's time for MOP's...

New World turns RTX 3090 GPUs into bricks and bans a streamer for milking an in-game cow

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I admit, that headline is going to require a little bit of explanation, so let's just get right into this odd little batch of...

Book of Travels has delayed its early access a third time, now to August 30

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Might and Delight has delayed Book of Travels yet again, though it won't be a dramatically longer wait: The new early access debut is...

The Daily Grind: So what do we all think of New World so far?

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Amazon's New World rolled into closed beta yesterday, and unlike some past test events, this one has no NDA, meaning the whole MMORPG community...

The Wagadu Chronicles devs consider the challenges of building an afrofantasy MMORPG

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The world of upcoming sandbox MMORPG The Wagadu Chronicles has piqued a lot of interest, particularly because its afrofantasy setting isn't something we get...

XDefiant is Ubisoft’s next Tom Clancy franchise arena shooter

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Ubisoft is not having the best couple of years. It's been wrecked by a wide-ranging sexual harassment scandal and lawsuit, it's losing staff left...

Dual Universe shares update plans for summer and fall, brings the Apollo patch to PTS

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Evidently, Novaquark Studios was so excited to share the latest developments for Dual Universe that it broke tradition and kicked out its next newsletter...

Portal Knights studio gets $10M investment to make open-world sandbox

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After selling over 3.5 million copies of Portal Knights, what's indie developer Keen Games going to do next? Make an even bigger game, that's...

Amazon’s New World closed beta finally begins today – check out the trailer!

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Happy beta day, New World! Yes, Amazon Games' long-awaited MMORPG is finally rolling into closed beta today as the last leg of testing -...

Atlas releases a ‘summer bug smash’ patch that crushes a variety of bugs and adjusts the mortar ship

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The pirating sandbox of Atlas is promising some new content on the horizon, but before any of those details are shared, the devs at...

SEED’s latest dev blogs feature roads, cities, house interiors, a new user portal, and too many ducks

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Klang Games' dev blog-a-palooza for its developing colony sim MMO SEED rolls along, with a whole bunch of posts about cities, Seedlings, user tools,...

Ship of Heroes is hitting beta on August 7 – signups open July 31

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If you're still bummed about the fact that indie superhero MMORPG Ship of Heroes had to delay its launch from 2021 to 2022, take...

Indie MMO Past Fate addresses internal PvP tests and region changes in latest dev blog

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Indie developer Icy North Games is eager to show off its progress on Past Fate, the sandbox MMORPG that we first told you about...

Hands-on with New World’s 20v20 PvPvE battleground and its newest dungeon

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Last week Amazon Games held a press demo and offered up an early preview of some of the latest and greatest content coming to...

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