In MMO beta news this week, sci-fi sandbox The Repopulation has added Silver Membership to its early access packs for $20 (£14.99) and is available through Steam and their website. The package offers early access, Silver Membership, Name Reservation, and 1 Repop Token. This same pack was previously $50 and higher packages are also available. It has been revealed this week that Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade’s early access and closed beta access will be available only to paid founder’s and is currently expected in Autumn 2015. Hack & slash MMORPG, Lineage Eternal, will be entering global closed beta testing in the second half of 2015, which means a Western release simultaneous to its initial releases in Asia. Blizzard’s entry into the MOBA scene, Heroes of the Storm, added a Mardi Gras bundle which unlocks Carnival-themed skins for Nazeebo.
Independent studio Illfonic has announced that its Lovecraftian horror open world sandbox MMORPG, Revival, will open its doors as soon as this month. They will be releasing the game to founder’s in six stages, this first one being the housing, though it won’t be releasing the online portion of the game until stage three. SkySaga opened its alpha to players in the US and Canada on the 19th and is available for sign ups right now. Also taking applications for their closed beta test is World of Tanks Generals, Wargaming’s World War themed collectible card game.
Further discomfort over crowdfunded gaming this week as an artist working for The Stomping Land, a multiplayer survival game featuring dinosaurs, has revealed that he stopped working on the game last month as he can’t get a hold of the creator. It seems as though the game has been abandoned causing understandable frustration amongst backers and other gaming fans alike. Still, for every The Stomping Land, there are many many others who do the crowdfunding thing right with regular updates to backers and their games.
Anything I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to check it out and update accordingly!
Pre-Alpha, Alpha, and Early Access
Games in Pre-Alpha, Alpha, and Early Access often require a purchase and/or access to Steam.
|Albion Online||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Founder’s Pack|
|Arena: Cyber Evolution||Official Site||Sports MOBA||Early access|
|Beasts of Prey||Official Site||Dinosaur MMOFPS||Paid Alpha|
|Blockstorm||Official Site||Voxel FPS||Paid Alpha|
|Camelot Unchained||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Paid Alpha|
|Das Tal||Official Site||PvP Sandbox MMORPG|
|DayZ||Official Site||Zombie Survival|
|Earthrise: First Impact||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG Shooter|
|EndWar Online||Official Site||Strategy MOBA(ish)|
|Ever, Jane||Official Site||Jane Austen MMORPG||Early access|
|Heroes of the Rune||Official Site||MOBA|
|H1Z1||Official Site||Zombie Survival|
|Immune||Official Site||Post Apoc Sandbox|
|Life is Feudal||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Line of Defense||Official Site||MMOFPS||Early access|
|Offworld Trading Company||Official Site||RTS||Early access|
|Pathfinder Online||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Project Gorgon||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Rise of Incarnates||Official Site||F2P Fighting||Early access|
|Shroud of the Avatar||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Paid Alpha|
|Skara – The Blade Remains||Official Site||MOBA(ish)||Paid Alpha|
|SkySaga||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|The Repopulation||Official Site||Scifi Sandbox MMORPG||Early access|
|Toxikk||Official Site||Arena FPS||Early access|
|TUG||Official Site||Sandbox Survival|
|Valiance Online||Official Site||Superhero MMO|
|Venus Rising||Official Site||Adult MMO|
|Wander||Official Site||Combatless MMO||Paid Alpha|
|Windborne||Official Site||Sandbox Adventure||Early access|
|Windward||Official Site||Co-op Sandbox Adventure With Ships||Early access|
|Xsyon||Official Site||Sandbox Apocalypse||Early access|
MMOs in Closed Beta are those which require a key to participate in. These events are only for a limited number of people.
Open Beta is the phase in which anyone can take part. No key is required.
|Deadbreed||Official Site||Spooky Themed MOBA|
|Dragon Heart Online||Official Site||Turn-based MMORPG|
|MU Rebirth||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Nosgoth||Official Site||Team Based PvP|
|One Piece Online||Official Site||ARPG|
|Pockie Kingdom||Official Site||Browser Based MMORPG|
|Summoner’s Legion||Official Site||Browser CCG|
|Tribal Wars 2||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Trove||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox MMORPG|
Other Beta Related Events
Find out about Gaming related betas and Kickstarter events taking place.
|Call of Combat||Kickstarter||RTS||Ends March 20|
|CosmicBreak 2||Kickstarter||Anime Arena Action Shooter||Ends March 15|
|Finding Utopia||Kickstarter||Multiplayer Survival-RPG||Ends March 18|
|Glitch Hunter||Kickstarter||Collectible Card Game||Ends March 13|
|Nebula Online||Kickstarter||Sci-fi MMORPG||Ends March 20|
|Project Zaria||Kickstarter||MMORPG Within Minecraft||Ends March 8|
|Star Borne||Kickstarter||Open World Sci-Fi MMORPG||Ends March 16|
|Trials of Ascension||Kickstarter||PvP Sandbox MMORPG||Ends March 21|
|War of the Ancients||Kickstarter||Collectible Strategy Card Game||Ends March 16|
|Warden||Kickstarter||Multiplayer Survival-Horror||Ends March 12|