Crucible explains its playtest and tournament plans moving through beta

It wasn't so long ago that Crucible opted to take itself out of launch and move back into beta. (It was a couple...
Wait for it, I guess.

Magic: Legends explores the mechanics of Realms while alpha invites start going out

Realms are about more than just having a housing space for your character in Magic: Legends, but they are also about that. Indeed, Realms...
Pang pang pang

Ashes of Creation plans its alpha one testing starting in May

Make it through this stretch of time, Ashes of Creation, because good things are coming in the future. Specifically, they'll be arriving in...
Got to know free.

Blue Protocol starts its Japanese closed beta testing on April 23

The beta test for Blue Protocol had to be delayed a little bit before based on COVID-19, but it was always just...
Commence the jiggling.

Blue Protocol is going to be free-to-play on launch

Those of you eagerly following news about the upcoming cel-shaded Blue Protocol may be happy to know that the game now has a planned...
Mounting problems, if you will? Probably not.

Guild Wars 2 will begin its first public Swiss tourney PvP test tomorrow

Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet has been murmuring the words "Swiss tournaments" for months now, all the way back to...
We hunted ourselves.

Fractured opens up a porting test weekend ahead of Alpha 2 in November

How long do projects take in software development? The old standby is that you should take your most realistic estimate and double it, but...
Money dollars.

ArcheAge Unchained’s test server throws its doors open to you – yes, you

Are you ready for next week's launch of ArcheAge's new buy-to-play server, or are you still on the fence about the whole deal?...
Yes, this is one of the few cases wherein EA kinda gets to be the good guys.

Anthem’s Cataclysm test server is now live for PC players

We certainly don't want to be overly dramatic in the way that we discuss Anthem's long-delayed Cataclysm update, but it can be safely said...

Sci-fi Project C puts out a call for pre-alpha testers, but getting in won’t be easy

The as-of-yet unnamed Project C isn't letting the lack of a moniker stop it from cultivating a playerbase. In fact, Darewise Entertainment is putting...

GDC 2019: Here’s how CCP’s 10,000 player battle tech demo went down

Developer CCP Games currently holds the world record for the largest PvP battle in gaming history, which was awarded in recognition of January...
I still love you, robot.

Torchlight Frontiers recaps the progress of its second alpha test

The second alpha for Torchlight Frontiers has guttered to a close, and it turns out that the players involved were fools of the highest...
Combination crossover.

Ship of Heroes opens registration for its first login test

It's uncommon for a development team to describe an upcoming test phase as "boring," since the goal is usually to get fans excited and...
Being back in Azeroth might be a little more reassuring.

RIFT opens up the game’s Fae Yule event on its test servers

It's not exactly a fun time to be a RIFT fan. The team reduction and ambiguity about the game's future following the unexpected...

Conan Exiles patch brings gamebreaking bugs, causes community uproar

It seems there's been a bit of a hubbub surrounding the latest patch for Conan Exiles. It all started a few days ago,...
Ship of (heroic) Fooooools

Ship of Heroes discusses the difference between Alpha and Beta

What makes an alpha? If your answer is "marketing jargon," you're not entirely wrong. But the team behind Ship of Heroes is going...

Rend is still on track for a feature-complete Early Access this year

The alpha testing for Rend has just recently begun, and as the game's official Twitter account helpfully informed us, the game is still...

The Daily Grind: How long is too long for early access?

Let's be real here, there's no question in anyone's mind that DayZ has been in early access far longer than it should be....

Ship of Heroes readies combat alpha, shows off a massive raid test

It's a hundred identical superheroes in hot pants facing off against a giant robot, and that robot does not stand a chance. The following video...

Seed explains its AI-driven design and its 2018 test plans

The bad news for fans eagerly looking on with Seed's development is that the game isn't going to be opening up for external...