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]

Skyforge’s closed beta test is now live

Choo-choo! The Skyforge closed beta train is pulling into the station, and eager testers are being welcomed aboard. If you're one of the...

The Daily Grind: Is Shroud of the Avatar destined to be an underrated MMO?

One conversation that I've seen echoed a few times is how strange it is that Shroud of the Avatar has been running such...

Tree of Savior looks to fans to edit the English version of the game

To get Tree of Savior into the hands of international audiences as soon as possible, imcGAMES will be allowing fans to help...

Dungeon Fighter Online returns from the dead with March 24 open beta

Dungeon Fighter Online returns from the dead this week. The North American version of the game was shut down two years ago; then-publisher...

Coleman says there’s ‘no shame in waiting’ to back Crowfall

Holding off on backing Crowfall, even though over a million dollars' worth of players have contributed to the PvP title? J. Todd...
I'm on an angry.

World of Warships closed beta signups start Thursday

World of Warships' closed beta applications go live on Thursday, March 12th. A new Wargaming press release says that North American apps open...

Camelot Unchained busts out a new stretch goal

Camelot Unchained reached the $3,225,000 "Hug the World" stretch goal in its ongoing crowdfunding campaign last night, meaning that City State Entertainment...

Albion Online’s summer alpha to bring crafting, economy, and combat changes

Albion Online's winter alpha event is over, but the dev team is utilizing the information gleaned from it to prepare for the next...

Crowfall will allow offline skill training

Sampling from the best of both worlds, Crowfall will allow both offline passive and online active skill training for characters. In a dev...

HEX is finally getting dungeon PvE

When Cryptozoic's MMOTCG HEX went to Kickstarter almost two years ago, it promised that it would combine its TCG sensibilities with "the amazing community and...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: March 7, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, a couple of projects went bye-bye. First up was Trials of Ascension, which admitted to Kickstarter defeat...
It's like three games for the price of... well, actually, it's two games now.

Star Citizen’s arena commander 1.1 is coming soon

Star Citizen's monthly report is live, and chairman Chris Roberts says that even though February was short, Cloud Imperium accomplished

PAX East 2015: Heroes of the Storm plans tuition tourney, reveals Sylvanas champion

How does earning your college tuition by playing video games sound? Blizzard hopes it sounds mighty fine, as the studio is running a...

Betawatch: March 6, 2015

After a brief delay, Camelot Unchained's alpha went live this week; City State Entertainment even threw in a builder tool to sweeten...

PAX East 2015: Overwatch aims for fall beta, introduces two new characters

Blizzard is breaking out the big guns for Overwatch -- in more than one sense of that term. The studio announced at...
Black Desert

Here’s what a Black Desert raid boss looks like

If you've got a spare 20 minutes and an urge to see a Black Desert raid boss go down, Steparu's got a

Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns beta is on the way

Are you revved up for Guild Wars 2's upcoming Heart of Thorns expansion? How about revved up enough to test it? If...
Starting again.

Daybreak posts new Landmark blueprint

Daybreak has published an outline for Landmark development over the next few weeks. The next update, likely dropping somewhere between March...

Valiance Online seeks developers

Want a job? Silver Helm Studios has posted a notice today declaring that it's looking for remote developers on its City of Heroes-influenced indie...

Revival dev: ‘It is like literally being on a live TV show’

The creators of Star Citizen's FPS module, Illfonic, are also hard at work on their horror MMO Revival. A new...

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