What better day to return to Beta Data than Friday 13th? There has been a lot of news since the last Beta Data so let’s dive right in.
A couple of closures with Bioware announcing they will no longer be working on Shadow Realms. Also, a smaller name but no less sad to hear about, Rising Generals has ceased production due to more technical problems than they felt they could overcome. On the other side of the coin, the anime-themed social MMORPG Dream of Mirror Online is re-opening and is now in closed beta thanks to the demand and passion from its fanbase. Indentity has been fully funded on Kickstarter and will be continuing their crowdfunding through their website as they work hard on getting the game ready for full release. And 8BitMMO has finally launched version 1.0 having been in development since 2001!
In Steam news, Rise of Incarnates is now available through Steam Early Access for free. Immune has been greenlit on Steam and is currently working on integration. And Project Gorgon is also working on integration, meanwhile contemplating going for a $5 monthly subscription fee rather than going the cash shop monetization route and how they could work this through Steam, as well as putting through plenty of ingame bug fixes, a new launcher, and plenty of quality of life changes. So they’ve been working hard!
Albion Online’s Winter Alpha has been ongoing since January 27th and will be continuing until February 27th. They’ve been going through stress tests, opened 8 new regions with all new mobs, added new minibosses to The Keepers of Albion, increased PvE difficulty by a full 23%, and have added guards to city entrances to lower griefing. There’s plenty going on and I’m sure there’ll be more to come. Meanwhile, Shroud of the Avatar has to date raised $5.7million towards game costs! On top of this, the team behind Ultima Underworld have started a Kickstarter for their new RPG: Underworld Ascendant, and it has been announced that if you back both this game and Shroud of the Avatar, you will receive in-game rewards. It’s good to see companies helping each other out in some way!
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|
|DayZ||Official Site||Zombie Survival|
|Earthrise: First Impact||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG Shooter|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
|Arena of Fate||Official Site||Action Strategy|
|Armored Warfare||Official Site||Tank MMORPG||Begins Q1 2015|
|Auto Club Revolution 2.0||Official Site||Car Based MMORPG|
|Battlecry||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|Block n Load||Official Site||Voxel Shooter|
|Dream of Mirror Online||Official Site||Social Anime MMORPG|
|Elvenar||Official Site||City Building|
|Heroes of the Storm||Official Site||Brawler MMO|
|Landmark||Official Site||Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG|
|MapleStory 2||Official Site||Korean MMORPG||Korean CBT|
|Neverwinter||Official Site||MMORPG||Xbox One|
|Ocean at War||Official Site||MMORTS|
|Orcs Must Die! Unchained||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|Planetside 2||Official Site||MMOFPS||PS4|
|Soul Master||Official Site||RTS/RPG Blend|
|Star Trek: Alien Domain||Official Site||Online Strategy|
|The Settlers – Kingdom of Anteria||Official Site||City Building|
|World of Speed||Official Site||Racing MMO|
Open Beta is the phase in which anyone can take part. No key is required.
|AraFiesta||Official Site||Anime MMORPG||Arabian|
|Deadbreed||Official Site||Spooky Themed MOBA|
|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 and Kickstarters
Find out about Gaming related betas and Kickstarter events taking place.
|Nebula Online||Kickstarter||Sci-fi MMORPG||Ends March 20|
|Project Zaria||Kickstarter||MMORPG Within Minecraft||Ends March 8|
|Warden||Kickstarter||Multiplayer Survival-Horror||Ends March 12|
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