early access

Atlas’s season 9 launches with a wipe tonight [Update: Delayed to May 25]

It's felt as if Studio Wildcard and Grapeshot Games have been touting Atlas' impending wipe for a while now, but as of this evening,...

Military sim shooter Arma gets its first new installment in years with the early access launch of Arma Reforger

We don't really talk about the Arma series on this site very often, even though it's certainly within our periphery. The mil sim shooter...

Scavengers enters PC maintenance mode and cans console development as its studio gets sold by Improbable

Over the past year, we've been following the development of Scavengers, a multiplayer PvPvE survival shooter that entered early access last April. Gameplay involved...

Hex crawl MMO World Seed officially releases on Steam with new features, new monetization, and no server wipe

World Seed, the TTRPG-like hex crawling MMO, has been sliding along a unique development track. First announced in 2020, the game attempted to Kickstart...

Not So Massively: First impressions of V Rising, launching into early access today

I'm still searching for a survival game that fits me. I enjoy a lot of the survival experience, but the games as a whole...

Not So Massively: Nothing can prepare you for Craftopia’s weirdness

While I like many survival mechanics, I've struggled to get into actual survival games. Despite that, I've kept one eye on the early access...

Legends of Aria talks up its next testing phases and attempts to rationalize why it ‘needs’ the blockchain

Legends of Aria is continuing to beat the drum of its revamp and restructuring into a blockchain and NFT-filled MMORPG. A new dev blog...
I'm on a boat.

Atlas announces a full wipe on May 18, teases its next season, and reaffirms full release later this year

"The winds of change are blowing," heralds the developers of Atlas, and sure enough things will be changing when the game's current season ends...

V Rising deep-dives the features of the vampiric castle ahead of its May 17 early access launch

You really can't call yourself a vampiric lord unless you're lording over a big gothic castle. Luckily, the survival sandbox V Rising got the...

TrinityS is an early access three-player co-op game that’s all about beating raid bosses

What if you took the big raid boss fights in traditional MMORPGs and made that into a three-player online co-op title? You might get...

Disney announces life sim Dreamlight Valley with multiplayer potential

If your wildest gaming dreams involved the, ahem, goofy combination of Disney, Pixar, Stardew Valley, and The Sims, then you're weirdly in luck. Gameloft and...
It's not bae any more.

Starbase developer plans a patch next week followed by fewer updates in favor of other projects

The interstellar building sandbox of Starbase is seeing an update in the next week or so. That news taken on its own is kind...

Not So Massively: Dune Spice Wars targets a very small niche

Unpopular opinion time: I never liked Frank Herbert's Dune novels. I do, however, acknowledge that the setting has a lot of cool ideas, and...

Valheim celebrates over 10 million copies sold and talks up ongoing Mistlands update

It's been over a year since the Viking-themed survival sandbox Valheim entered early access, but that hasn't stopped it from building a dedicated community...
Weedle whee.

Perfect Ten: The 10 stages of the MMO launch journey, from announcement to release

One of the aspects that I love about MMOs is just how dang fun the build-up to launch can be. I know this period...

Space-based econ MMO Prosperous Universe officially launches on Steam early access

A new horizon has opened up across the economic space sandbox MMO Prosperous Universe as the game arrived to Steam in early access...

Fight or Kite: World Wide Hack is a terminal simulation for hacking the planet

I’ve always been somewhat enamored with the concept of hacking. For a bit of a layman in terms of that world, the idea of...

Space Punks goes free-to-play and hits open beta with today’s Cracked One update

Jagex's scoring another win today as it joins developer Flying Wild Hog in pushing Space Punks into open beta. Space Punks is a top-down...

Indie sandbox Prosperous Universe emerges from early access to launch on April 20

We've been keeping an eye on indie MMORPG Prosperous Universe for almost five years now. It's a browser-base space sandbox that's heavy on spreadsheets...
Set sale for design issues.

Atlas discusses improving solo player experiences, community mods, and ‘specialty realms’ in Q&A

While the pirating sandbox of Atlas is still apparently planning an end to early access by this year, there's still lots to do and...