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]

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The Repopulation’s newest patch adds tutorials and mentors

How does one play The Repopulation? Do you know? Are you sure you know? Because the developers found that the game's previous tutorial...

Derek Smart calls for FTC investigation of Star Citizen’s finances, presents Chris Roberts with list of demands

Game developer Derek Smart continues to be terribly concerned over the future fate of Star Citizen. After an epic-sized rant last...

Revival’s Gonzalez: ‘This is a passion project and not a money grab’

Gothic horror sandbox Revival cuts a bit of a polarizing figure, at least early on in its development process and at least here...

Pathfinder Online starts Wrath of Nhur Athemon event

Just because Pathfinder Online is still in the early access phase doesn't mean that it can't throw an event or two into the...

Skyforge weathers early access issues

Can't have an MMO launch -- even an early access to the soft launch -- without a few nasty surprises for both the studios...

See the fun that alpha testers are having in Albion Online

After just a week and a half of Albion Online's summer alpha test, players are stacking up an impressive pile of videos...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: July 11, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Derek Smart reminded everyone that he exists. Not that he's crowdfunding an MMO or anything, but he...

Here’s the latest Star Citizen FPS update

Cloud Imperium has published another in its ongoing series of weekly updates regarding Star Marine (otherwise known as Star Citizen's first-person shooter...
Good luck.

Betawatch: July 10th, 2015

Star Citizen managed to seize everyone's attention this week. Was it the opening of a new office for the game's development studio?...

World of Tanks’ Xbox One beta event starts July 11

World of Tanks is coming to Xbox One for a two-day beta event beginning on July 11. Testers will receive login bonuses that...

Camelot Unchained crammed a bunch of people into a zone and it went pretty well

Camelot Unchained's Mark Jacobs returns with the game's latest Friday update. He says that it's a short one on account of a...

Black Desert video review rips MMO beta as a ‘shallow game’

When it comes to MMO betas, don't you usually want to cut through the hype and hysteria to get at the truth of whether...

Skyforge’s producer welcomes players to early access

Skyforge's Live Producer Aaron Biedma took the time today to welcome players to the game's early access week, noting the passion...

Project Gorgon preps second Kickstarter campaign, adds day-night cycle

Virtual world MMO Project Gorgon is preparing for a third Kickstarter campaign, its creator tweeted this past week. Eric Heimburg confirmed...

Echo of Soul exits beta, launches first raid

Confused over Echo of Soul's nebulous launch status? Fortunately, it's going to be a lot more clear-cut going forward, as the fantasy MMO...

Trion’s voxelbox Trove celebrates formal launch today

Trion's voxelbox Trove leaps from open beta to formal launch today, putting that extra server capacity Trion prepped last month to...

Get a bird’s eye view of Guild Wars 2’s new WvW map

As testing proceeds for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, PvP players will undoubtedly be interested in getting some time in with...
Unlock me or just buy me, whichever.

Skyforge early access begins today for founders

Ready to get a jump on all of the other chumps who didn't buy a founder's pack for Skyforge? You can do that...
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Overwatch unveils the mysterious Soldier: 76

The big lore dump for Overwatch yesterday did not come from nowhere. Hot on the heels of that article connecting the mysterious Soldier: 76...
No top guns here.

Derek Smart says Star Citizen, ‘as has been pitched, will never get made’

The most polite possible way to describe Derek Smart is "contentious." He's indisputably worked on several games of huge scope without great reception....

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