This week saw the launch of Devilian following a few weeks of Beta weekends and 2 days headstart. As the game is free-to-play, it is now open to all!
And if you’re looking for something a little different, also free-to-play, the 15 vs. 15 anime-styled arena shooter Cosmic League launched yesterday.
At the PlayStation Experience over the weekend, Battleborn opened up digital pre-orders for PC and PS4, the latter of which will be getting an Open Beta phase in 2016.
Also during the event, Epic Games announced their gorgeous MOBA Paragon will enter Early Access next Spring with an Open Beta to follow in Summer.
Nexon’s MMOFPS Ghost in the Shell: First Assault launches into Early Access next week.
Meanwhile, Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena (the MOBA) is now available to play for free through Steam Early Access.
And boy does it seem to be the week of Early Access news as sci-fi MMORPG Project Genom announced that their Early Access will begin in Q1 of 2016 with many of its open world locations rebuilt.
Frontier announced this week that Elite Dangerous’ Horizons expansion, which introduces planetary landings to the game, will launch next week on December 15th.
Yesterday, it was revealed that every Oculus Rift will come bundled with a full copy of EVE Valkyrie when the VR headset launches next year.
Xbox One owners with a hankering for the prehistoric will be able to play ARK: Survival Evolved next week as of December 16th when it launches on the console.
There’s a new sci-fi survival game to keep an eye out for as several Funcom veterans announce their new game, Rokh.
Albion Online launched their first content update since the start of Beta focusing on PVE and quality of life improvements.
The Korean Open Beta for Tree of Savior’s begins on December 17th with a bunch of new content to explore.
And at long last, Alpha testing for The Division has begun! Well.. It ends tomorrow, and it’s only for selected Xbox One players, and it’s under strict NDA, but it is the first time players have been able to access more than just the Dark Zone. Beta has been moved to early 2016 where it was supposed to launch this month but it’s all in the name of getting The Division to us on time, so it’s okay.
Notice anything missing? Get in touch and we’ll take a look!
Pre-Alpha and Alpha
Games in Pre-Alpha and Alpha are games in early testing, and are often under an NDA and require keys to access.
|Atlas Reactor||Official Site||Arena RTS|
|Blitzkrieg 3||Official Site||MMORTS|
|Camelot Unchained||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Paid Alpha|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Crossout||Official Site||Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Combat||Alpha|
|Crowfall||Official Site||Strategy MMORPG||Pre-Alpha|
|Cube World||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|Das Tal||Official Site||PvP Sandbox MMORPG||Alpha, Open Donation|
|Divergence: Online||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Official Site||Gothic Horror MMO||Project Dogmat|
|Eco||Official Site||Global Survival Game||Starts November 23|
|Eleven||Official Site||Non-combat Web MMO||Glitch-revival|
|Escape From Tarkov||Official Site||Military MMO|
|EVE Valkyrie||Official Site||Virtual Reality Sci-fi Shooter||Pre-Alpha|
|Fangold||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|For Honor||Official Site||Competitive Melee Fighting||Pre-Alpha|
|FORCED: Eternal Arenas||Official Site||Roguelike Deck-Building Game|
|Gloria Victis||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Pre-Alpha|
|Heroes of Rune||Official Site||MOBA||Open Alpha|
|Ion||Official Site||Emergent Narrative Sci-Fi MMO|
|LawBreakers||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|Lost Ark||Official Site||Action MMORPG||Korean Focus Tests|
|Mage Faire Online||Official Site||Non-Combat Sandbox|
|Moonrise||Official Site||Mobile Multiplayer RPG||Shutting Down|
|Moving Hazard||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|No Man’s Sky||Official Site||Procedurally Generated Sandbox||Pre-Alpha|
|Nova Blitz||Official Site||Digital TCG||Alpha|
|Project Genom||Official Site||Sci-Fi Shooter|
|Project Gorgon||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Psypher||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|Revival||Official Site||Dark Fantasy Sandbox MMO||In Development|
|Rising Thunder||Official Site||Robot Fighting||Technical Alpha|
|Rokh||Official Site||Sci-Fi Survival||In Development|
|Saga of Lucimia||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Pre-Alpha|
|Sea of Thieves||Official Site||Pirate Adventure MMO|
|SkySaga||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|Stash||Official Site||Multiplayer Turn-Based RPG||Backer Alpha|
|The Elder Scrolls: Legends||Official Site||Multiplayer Card Game|
|The SKIES||Official Site||Post-Apocalyptic MMO||Limited Alpha|
|Time of Dragons||Official Site||Action Shooter|
|Valiance Online||Official Site||Superhero MMO|
|World of Warcraft: Legion||Official Site||MMORPG||Expansion|
Games that are in Early Access tend to require a purchase and/or access to Steam. Anybody can access games in Early Access but builds tends to be unstable as they are still under development.
|Arena: Cyber Evolution||Official Site||Sports MOBA|
|ARK: Survival Evolved||Official Site||Dinosaur Survival|
|Asteroids: Outpost||Official Site||Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO|
|Beasts of Prey||Official Site||Dinosaur MMOFPS|
|DayZ||Official Site||Zombie Survival|
|Deadbreed||Official Site||Spooky Themed MOBA||Free-to-Play|
|Descent: Underground||Official Site||Multiplayer Sci-Fi Shooter|
|Factions: Origins of Malu||Official Site||Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG|
|Games of Glory||Official Site||Shooter MOBA|
|Golden Rush||Official Site||4-Team MOBA||Free-to-Play|
|Grav||Official Site||Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO|
|Heavy Gear Assault||Official Site||MMO-ish PvP Arena|
|H1Z1||Official Site||Zombie Survival|
|Immune||Official Site||Post-Apocalyptic Sandbox|
|Line of Defense||Official Site||MMOFPS|
|MyDream||Official Site||Sandbox MMO|
|Novus Inceptio||Official Site||Sandbox Survival MMO|
|Offworld Trading Company||Official Site||RTS|
|Oort Online||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox MMO|
|Otherland||Official Site||Scifi Action MMORPG|
|Pathfinder Online||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Reign of Kings||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMO|
|Robocraft||Official Site||Vehicle Combat Shooter||Free-to-Play|
|RPG MO||Official Site||Isometric Sandbox||Free-to-Play|
|Rust||Official Site||Survival MMO|
|RWBY: Grimm Eclipse||Official Site||Co-Op Hack n’ Slash|
|Savage Lands||Official Site||Multiplayer Survival|
|Shards Online||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Shroud of the Avatar||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Skara – The Blade Remains||Official Site||MOBA(ish)|
|Star Citizen||Official Site||Massively Spaceship Simulator|
|Starbound||Official Site||Scifi Sandbox Adventure|
|The Isle||Official Site||Dinosaur Survival|
|The Repopulation||Official Site||Scifi Sandbox MMORPG|
|Toxikk||Official Site||Arena FPS|
|Tree of Life||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|TUG||Official Site||Sandbox Survival|
|Utherous||Official Site||Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG|
|Warhammer 40K: Dark Nexus Arena||Official Site||MOBA||Free-to-Play|
|Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade||Official Site||Massive Combat RPG|
|Wild Terra||Official Site||Isometric Sandbox||Open Alpha|
|Xsyon||Official Site||Sandbox Apocalypse|
MMOs in Closed Beta are those which require a key to participate in, typically for a limited number of people and occurring prior to an Open Beta testing phase.
Open Beta is the phase in which anybody can take part at no cost, with no key required. These days, Open Beta tests tend to be a soft launch with no wipe.
MMO and MOBA related crowdfunding events taking place through Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or open donations through a game’s website.
|Adventure Guild||Kickstarter||Social Mobile MMORPG||Ends January 2|
|AdventureQuest 3D||Kickstarter||Cross-platform MMORPG||Ends January 1|
|AlterVerse||Open Donation||VR Sandbox|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Kickstarter||Sandbox MMORPG||Ends December 24|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Pre-Alpha|
|Identity||Open Donation||Modern-Day Open World MMO|
|Nova Blitz||Open Donation||Digital TCG|
|Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Spatium||Kickstarter||Space Sandbox Survival MMO||Ends December 23|
|Star Citizen||Open Donation||Space Simulator MMO|
|Super Micro Heroes||Kickstarter||10-Player Retro Platformer||Ends January 7|
We often have keys and items to give away that either offer access to a game in testing, or grant rewards in games still in testing. These will be listed here.
|Eternal Dream Gift Pack Giveaway||Giveaway|
|Star Trek Alien Domain Giveaway||Giveaway|
|Winterfrost Legacy Giveaway||Giveaway|
|World of Fishing Shop Voucher Giveaway||Giveaway|
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