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]

Get some Trove and Devilian goodies in this week’s Humble Bundle

It looks as though Trion Worlds has thrown in with Humble Bundle's Extra Life promotion, as both Devilian and Trove...

Elite’s Horizons beta starts November 9

Development for Elite: Dangerous is moving right along, as evidenced by a recent livestream featuring Frontier founder David Braben that's...

World of Fishing is now in open beta

I like to fish in MMOs. Which is strange because I don't much like to fish in meatspace. My favorite MMO fishing mechanics were...

NCsoft promises Lineage Eternal’s closed beta testing next year

Over the summer, NCsoft was conducting small-scale focus-group testing for Lineage Eternal, another sequel for the bafflingly popular and profitable Lineage MMORPG. In...
This didn't work out all right.

The Repopulation patches delayed due to Hero Engine issues

Fans of The Repopulation have grown accustomed to an aggressive testing and update schedule, but the testing schedule has suddenly and unexpectedly slowed....
Taking care of business

Let the NPCs handle your busy work with Albion Online’s laborers

There are certain tedious tasks that are just better left up to automation sometimes. Sure, you need a steady flow of incoming wood and...
Catte

Asta kicks off its first beta test in the West

Will Asta be a success here after its poor fate in its native land? It's too early to say, but you can...
That's a nice throne. Mind if I war over it?

Crowfall takes on the fine degrees of separation between bow users

You are not your weapon in Crowfall. Just because two archetypes use a bow in the game doesn't mean that they play the...

Dogma: Eternal Night brings MMO vampires to Kickstarter

Do you need a game that's so dark that if it were any darker it'd be a pure black rectangle on your monitor? Are...

Blizzard secures rights to Overwatch’s name

Overwatch's tagline is, "The world needs heroes." If we might amend that motto in light of a recent story, it should add "...but no...

Here’s how to use a factory in the Divergence alpha

Divergence Online creator Ethan Casner published a new YouTube video yesterday that focuses on the sci-fi sandbox's factory implementation. Much like in...

It’s Kung Fu Master week in Blade & Soul

Do you know kung fu? The Blade & Soul Kung Fu Master does, clearly, and today NCsoft decided to kick off Kung...

The Stream Team: Doling out Das Tal alpha keys

Back in June, MassivelyOP's MJ explored Das Tal during a playtest with devs. Now you have the chance to jump in and see...

Otherland devs deny buying positive Steam reviews

Drago Entertainment has today denied allegations that it paid for positive Otherland reviews on Steam. Website MMOs.com accused the developer of directly paying...

Das Tal opens persistent testing server

It's one small step for test servers but one giant leap for Das Tal. The "open-world survival arena" has kicked off a nine-day run...

The MOP Up: Free Tribes for all (November 1, 2015)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Star Citizen finalizes details for Alpha 2.0

Hark! Can you hear that? It's the siren call of Star Citizen's Alpha 2.0 update, which is so near that you can hear,...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: Updates, reveals, and more (October 31, 2015)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, the usual suspects kept us abreast of their progress with developer blogs, class reveals, status updates, and the like....

Worlds Adrift UI is a mixture of the ‘diegetic’ and the traditional

The latest Worlds Adrift dev blog talks up the game's user interface, and more specifically a "diegetic UI" that is included in the...

The Scream Team: Hunting the dead and the DodoRex in ARK: Fear Evolved

Nothing beats a good Halloween event, and ARK's transformation into ARK: Fear Evolved is one of the best. From fighting roving skeletal dinosaurs to...

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