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 announces closed beta start and sells Founder’s Packs

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Skyforge wannabe deities, you may want to clear your calendar for early next month because closed beta is coming! The team announced today that...
Shroud of the Avatar

Shroud of the Avatar upgrades to Unity 5 for Release 15

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Shroud of the Avatar's Release 15 begins today. In fact, it begins this morning at 11:30 a.m. EST. The new build features Unity 5,...

City of Titans shows old test environment before scrapping it

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New games don't spring into being overnight; they take lots of work and incremental steps to a finished product. That goes double for a...

H1Z1 devs make fun of cheaters in new vid

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Have you been banned for cheating in H1Z1? Did you write an angry email to Daybreak expressing your remorse and/or incredulity? If so, you...

Crowfall pushes its Game of Thrones connection

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If you've gotten the eerie feeling that Crowfall is not-so-subtly trying to establish a connection in fans' minds between the MMO and the hit...

H1Z1’s Hizzy Awards showcase player achievements

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Now that the Oscars are over, where will award show junkies go to get their fix? Never fear: Daybreak has you covered with the...

Crowfall: The ultimate union of MMOs and strategy

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What do you get when you take a few of the most experienced developers in the MMO industry and give them the freedom to...

Starriser takes a stab at space empire strategy

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Have you ever had a whim of dropping your normal, ordinary life and taking to the stars, not to peacefully explore them, but to...

Crowfall is launching a Kickstarter campaign tomorrow

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"Throne war simulator" Crowfall has been tick-tocking its way down a 40-day timer for the last, well, 39 days. Now ArtCraft Entertainment has foreshadowed tomorrow's big...

PlanetSide 2 soon expanding PlayStation 4 beta to Europe

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European PlayStation 4 players will soon have no reason to feel left out of the PlanetSide 2 fun, as Daybreak informed the community over...
Star Citizen

Star Citizen’s Roberts talks upcoming release schedule

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How big is 2015 shaping up to be for Star Citizen fans? Pretty freaking big, if Chris Roberts' latest Letter from the Chairman is...
Shroud of the Avatar

Shroud of the Avatar talks economy, online vs. offline modes

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This weekend's Shroud of the Avatar post is a big one. Update of the Avatar #113 explains how the game's single-player offline mode will...

Make My MMO: February 21, 2015

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Welcome back to Make My MMO, a recurring column from Massively-that-was which covers crowdsourced MMOs of both the fully funded and the not-so-much variety....
Who has time for that?

Star Citizen’s space mining sounds pretty fun

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Here's a novel concept: pounding space rocks into space dust could actually be fun! At least it appears that way in reading the latest...

Skyforge preps for NA and EU closed beta

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Closed beta testing for Skyforge will be coming soon to North America and Europe, according to a new producer's letter. While Skyforge is already...
Pantheon

Pantheon video update shows visual upgrade, new art assets

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Visionary Realms posted a new Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen video update this weekend. Creative director Chris Perkins narrates approximately four-and-a-half minutes of footage...

EverQuest Next severs ties with Storybricks

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Daybreak continues to trim its asset portfolio, as the former SOE studio has cut loose artificial intelligence software company Storybricks from the EverQuest Next...

Betawatch: February 20, 2015

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What do you get when you combine the the quirkiness of Glitch or Wakfu with the voxelboxiness of Trove? That'd be SkySaga, the UK sandvox that's...

Trials of Ascension attempts another Kickstarter campaign

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Permadeath, corpse looting, and no mini-map: Will this be tempting enough to get the community on board with donations? Trials of Ascension hopes so,...
Shroud of the Avatar

Shroud of the Avatar’s Starr Long on gameplay vs. graphics

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Shroud of the Avatar executive producer -- and original Ultima Online director -- Starr Long was interviewed by The Escapist this week. Long discusses...

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