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]

Make My MMO: Elite Dangerous’ Oculus launch (March 12, 2016)

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Frontier confirmed this week that Elite: Dangerous is indeed destined for the Oculus Rift; in fact, everyone who owns the game will be able...

The Stream Team: Playing Paladins and giving away beta codes

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During  MassivelyOP's MJ last Paladins run, she was denied the chance to see the newest map. Maybe the odds will be in her favor...
Yeah, okay, sure.

Entrada Interactive announces the development of Rebel Horizons

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One cannot claim that the official announcement of Rebel Horizons implies a lack of ambition. The newly announced title promises players that it will...

The Stream Team: Angling for ARK’s anglerfish

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MassivelyOP's MJ has been coveting ARK's anglerfish for a long time; it's pretty cool-looking and a decent aquatic mount to boot. Who wouldn't want...
What we do

Camelot Unchained squishes bugs and improves performance in crunch time

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The Camelot Unchained team is hard at work bringing the game into a beta state, and that means killing bugs. The good news is...
You were never real after all.

Betawatch: EverQuest Next is gone, Landmark is launching (March 11, 2016)

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We cannot wave farewell to EverQuest Next in this column because it's never actually been in testing. We will be able to wave farewell...

The Stream Team: Letting the Landmark (and EverQuest Next) rage out

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Just when MassivelyOP's MJ decided to postpone her Landmark stream to find a bunch of fun things to tour, Daybreak goes and does something...

Shards Online gets ready for a big hype push in April

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Next month Shards Online will stir from its deep development slumber and lurch out into the sunlight, either to terrorize neighboring villages or to...
Yes, yes it is.

Daybreak has canceled EverQuest Next, Landmark is launching ‘this spring’

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Daybreak has officially canceled EverQuest Next. President Russell Shanks just broke the news on the official site this afternoon: To Our Daybreak Community, I’m writing today...

CCP’s VR mobile shooter EVE: Gunjack is launching on the Rift and Vive too

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Late last year, CCP launched its VR-oriented mobile arcade shooter EVE: Gunjack on the Samsung Gear as just one of several EVE universe-based VR games...
Well, all right, then.

Sea of Thieves starts a fan contest to play the game before anyone else

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If you've managed to forget what happened at E3 last year, recall that Rare announced that it was making a shared-world pirate game titled...
Darn it, if you had just kept her hair brown...

Crowfall shows off the Ranger in action

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The Ranger of Crowfall has been making the rounds lately as the resident orange-haired green-clad lady shooting arrows at targets. That part is... yeah,...
Unseen.

WoW Factor: Levels and legends in the Legion alpha

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The alpha testing for World of Warcraft's next expansion rolls on, with the vague hope that we might actually have a beta tag by...
There's not a lot of blood in this stone...

Funcom shares more Conan Exiles details in a community Q&A

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If you're eager for more information about Conan Exiles, you missed out on your chance to take an active hand in the game's recent...
Locked down.

Paladins is mixing up its cards and champions model to be closer to SMITE

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The designers behind Paladins had a plan for how the game would work on a whole. It was a simple plan, too. A new...

H1Z1: Just Survive introduces fresh zombies, ruleset tweaks, new lockbox

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H1Z1: Just Survive's latest patch arrived this morning, complete with the new zombies held over from the delayed minipatch last week. "When society collapsed and zombies...

Albion Online’s gateway dungeons offer incredibly flexible adventures

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Albion Online is merging the concept of an old-school open world dungeon with its hellgate mechanic to make adventure spaces that feel fresh and challenging. These...

EverQuesting: Landmark’s big claim news

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Holy moly, it happened! As you might surmise by the not-so-subtle surprise in my voice, we've finally got a chunk of Landmark news. It's...

Star Citizen intermission patch shores up cracks in the alpha

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You know how the song goes: 99 bugs in the code, take one down, squash it into oblivion, 117 bugs in the code! Well,...

Infestation: Survivor Stories (fka The War Z) is being republished as Infestation World

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Thai publishers Electronics Extreme and OP Productions (no relation to Massively OP) have today announced they're bringing open-world survival sandbox Infestation World to... well,...

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