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]

Warhammer 40k: You’re a soldier, not the chosen one

If you are bone tired of the MMO trope where you (and millions of other players) are the chosen hero fated to rescue the...

Dream of Mirror Online returns from the dead

After several years of being out of commission, Dream of Mirror Online (DOMO) is coming back for a second shot at success. The...

Black Desert makes $2M in cash shop sales in one week

Wait, what did that headline say? Did Black Desert really make a cool two million in just a week? Apparently so! According to...
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Shroud of the Avatar previews Necropolis dungeon, new world areas

What's new with Shroud of the Avatar? Quite a lot if you're judging by the latest lengthy update (#112 for those keeping score...
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Camelot Unchained hires a sound designer, preps for alpha

Camelot Unchained's Mark Jacobs says that his team is currently in "soft crunch" mode as CU moves closer to its alpha phase....
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Star Citizen adds progression to its dogfight module

Star Citizen chairman Chris Roberts has posted a blurb outlining a new system called Rental Equipment Credits that is coming to...

The Repopulation offers $20 early access

Getting into The Repopulation's early access program is now cheaper than ever, as Above and Beyond has announced a new silver...

Run, Valiance Online, run!

There's always a world of difference between viewing MMO screenshots and videos. Sometimes you just have to see a game in action to get...

Daybreak’s John Smedley: EverQuest Next is going to be ‘more than ok’

Worried about this week's mass firings of Daybreak employees and wondering what might happen to both Landmark and EverQuest Next?...

HEX throws free Valentine’s Day tournament

Whether or not you have plans for this Valentine's Day weekend, HEX would like you to consider its arena test server as the...

Richard Garriott: Open development and crowdsourcing is a ‘joy’

There's a lot of debate and discussion these days as to the virtues and usefulness of early access and transparent development, but at least...

Crowfall will be buy-to-play with optional sub

Although we don't have the full idea of what Crowfall is, today we know more about how we'll be paying for it in...

Ever, Jane’s lead developer is building a most unusual MMO

Have you heard about Ever, Jane and thought to yourself, "Who would make this kind of MMO?" Well, now you can meet the...

Trove takes to the skies in a new patch

What more can sandvox Trove add to its beta program? How about the power to rebel against the forces of gravity and take...

Take a peek at Skyforge character creation and a zone panorama

What sort of character are you going to make in Skyforge? A new user video shows off the character creator and classes...

Player structures are coming to Pathfinder Online

It's hard to think of a sandbox game without the ability to create and dwell in player structures, but until now that feature has...

Crowfall releases its first music track

Crowfall, now dubbing itself a "throne war simulator" on its official website, released the first track to its score yesterday. Not only can you...

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