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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Make My MMO: September 26, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Divergence Online continued to raise eyebrows. First, head honcho Ethan "Lord of Edge" Casner spoke with...

Albion upgrades its private islands, talks map-making

Albion Online released a couple of dev updates this week. The first focused on private islands, and more specifically, how you can upgrade...
Too bad, sword sad.

Betawatch: September 25th, 2015

I really hope your plans for the immediate future didn't include playing the full retail release for Sword Coast Legends, because the game's...

Black Desert teases the awakening weapon system

Weapon choice, or lack thereof, is one MMO topic that doesn't seem to come up very much. Some games allow players to select from...

Funcom’s The Park shows off a trio of creepy screenshots

Funcom released a trio of new screenshots today for The Park, the upcoming Secret World single-player spin-off that's slated for...

CSE is creating 30 classes for Camelot Unchained

Camelot Unchained's current plans are to create a whopping 30 classes for the game, which means a heck of a lot of reveals...
It mean this.

Now you can watch 7 minutes of pre-alpha Crowfall PvP

How about some Crowfall PvP footage? No, it's not from one of ArtCraft's ubiquitous dev blogs, but rather from a YouTube user who captured...

Shroud of the Avatar’s release 22 ‘feels like a turning point’

Shroud of the Avatar's Release 22 is scheduled for tomorrow, and whoa does it boast a lot of stuff. Producer Starr Long...

Here are a few more gameplay vids from the Bless beta

Steparu has published another look at this week's Bless Korean beta test. This time around, he tackles a flying tour and reveals that...

The Stream Team: Peeking behind WildStar’s beta doors

MassivelyOP's MJ was all set to sneak you behind WildStar's closed beta doors to give you a peek at what's going on for the...

WildStar: Reloaded beta now open to all

There's no longer a bouncer at the doors of WildStar's free-to-play beta test, as Carbine has removed the need for a...

You can tame pets in Bless, but they won’t fight for you

Bless appears to have a pretty cool creature companion system, assuming that you enjoy catching most of a title's monsters and then domesticating them...

The H1Z1 Invitational’s prize purse is $173,320

Did you know that the total prize pool for the H1Z1 Invitational is $173,320? I didn't either, but then again, I didn't even...

Crowfall heads back to development and preps for November pre-alpha test

Once the current Milestone 1.0 test concludes at the end of this month, Crowfall will return to full development mode as

Chronicles of Elyria dev blog: Aging, offline leveling, and the business model

Announced earlier this year, Chronicles of Elyria is a startup sandbox in a sea of such sandboxes, but some of its features are...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Understanding Guild Wars 2’s Mordrem Guard

If you pay attention to the images I use throughout my Flameseeker Chronicles articles, you'll notice that one of my favourite characters to...

Wild Terra invites the public to play for free this weekend

The Wild Terra team would like to extend to you and several billion of your best friends the invitation to check out the...

WildStar plans quality-of-life improvements, midnight relaunch

WildStar's massive free-to-play transition and patch is less than a week away, which means that Carbine is getting to the end of its...

Divergence Online adds consensual PvP server stretch goal

Yesterday, we published a detailed interview with Ethan Casner, one of the devs behind Star Wars Galaxies-inspired Divergence Online. The response...

Star Citizen’s main theme is pretty great

What will Star Citizen sound like? Underneath all the pew pews and the rumbling rocket engines, there's a score composed by Pedro...

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