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]

Cozy Grove studio continues hiring for upcoming ‘non-violent’ MMO, suggests mobile and PC/console play

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Back in January, we covered a tiny announcement from games developer Spry Fox. It's a studio best known for Road Not Taken and a...
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Magic: Legends is looking ahead to the endgame amidst another patch of bug fixes

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How's stuff going for you in the endgame for Magic: Legends? The bad news is that the game's latest patch is not going to...

Elite Dangerous announces Odyssey alpha phase 4 start date and details of character snapshot timing

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The final phase of Odyssey's alpha is coming a lot sooner than maybe some players of Elite: Dangerous expected. Shortly following the announcement of...

Star Citizen brings alpha 3.13 online with new vehicles and features, talks with devs at Turbulent in video

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Last night saw Star Citizen add a fresh layer to its alpha build with the release of 3.13, otherwise known as Underground Infamy. The...

Whatever happened to Kickstarted sci-fi MMOFPS Pantropy?

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Way the heck back in 2017, we covered a sci-fi MMOFPS called Pantropy. The pitch was that it was a sci-fi faction-based MMO shooter...

Old-school MMORPG Ravendawn has a whole lot in common with Tibia

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If you've been reading the MMORPG subreddit lately, you'll know that the mods there are making an attempt to feature indie MMO developers and...

Fractured invites you to test its spring alpha. Yes, you.

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As we noted yesterday, indie MMO sandbox Fractured is in the middle of its spring alpha run, with several big patches under its belt...

Almost four years after its first announcement, RuneScape is finally hitting mobile this summer

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We've been eyeballing RunesScape mobile for a really long time, folks: We covered the original announcement for a mobile client all the way back...

Swords of Legends Online showcases a cosmetics-filled cash shop in livestream

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There's been a lot of show and tell coming out of Swords of Legends Online over the past week or so, first with trailers...

New World talks up recently added PvP features, repeats desire to make PvP and PvE gameplay coexist

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"New World offers both PvP and PvE gameplay, and balancing these two modes is as important to us as it is to many of...

Elite Dangerous Odyssey confirms a May 19 release date on PC

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It looks like the progress being made in the Elite: Dangerous Odyssey alpha is moving at a predictable enough pace that Frontier Developments can...

Phantasy Star Online 2 will launch New Genesis globally in June, closed beta signups up are live now

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Just a week ago, SEGA announced that it was planning to open the global beta test for Phantasy Star Online 2's New Genesis sequel...
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Diablo Immortal is testing endgame content and the Crusader class in alpha

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As you continue your grand quest to secure a phone to play the upcoming Diablo Immortal, Blizzard has moved the mobile game into its...
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Early access title Craftopia patches in a new biome, new gear, and new skills for spring

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The latest Craftopia patch has arrived for the game's early access, and it contains what may be the greatest patch note of all time within...

TitanReach hints at a new area, opens a wiki, and showcases better animated chickens

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As early access for TitanReach rolls on, so too do the development update blogs from Square Root Studios. The latest post offers another round...

Starbase showcases easy build mode in new video, outlines progress on mining backpacks and new tutorials

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Followers of the building-centric sandbox MMO Starbase know that the past few progress notes posts have made a lot of noise about the game's...

Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore is a new ‘high risk-reward’ old-school MMORPG, now in alpha

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Let's have a peek today at Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore (formerly Blocky Ages), which is listed on Steam as an early access alpha MMO,...

Sandbox MMO Fractured has rebalanced PvP and added respecs in its spring alpha

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MMO sandbox Fractured has been busy this past month as its spring alpha continues. Early on in the month, Dynamight Studios dropped its first...

Dual Universe shifts launch window to mid 2022

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After Dual Universe put out its series of dev blogs discussing the game's future, followers of the sci-fi sandbox had a number of questions....

Elite Dangerous plans to remove minigame aspect of exo-biology, promises to fix planet scanning bugs

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The primary feature of Elite: Dangerous Odyssey's third alpha phase has been the exo-biology gameplay loop, where players have to scan plants to earn...

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