More new games than you can shake a stick at this week in Beta Data, as well as the news that Pixelmage (John Smedley’s new company) has pulled Hero’s Song from Kickstarter as it wouldn’t have reached the funding goals. But not to worry, as development is continuing on with the help of investors!
Currently in Open Beta, collectible card game Spellweaver – created by a former Magic the Gathering champion – announced that it will be launching on February 1st through Steam.
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, however, then it may be worth your while to check out SNOW, the skiing MMO from Poppermost Productions that entered Open Beta this week and has been on the Beta Data list since before I took over.
Nexon announced their latest upcoming title will be Riders of Icarus, a nifty looking action-adventure MMORPG that had me at dragons and “thrilling aerial combat”. Closed Beta will be coming at a later date.
Perfect World Entertainment also announced a brand new game this week in the form of Livelock, a top-down multiplayer shooter and the first buy-to-play title from the studio. It is due to launch this year for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One simultaneously and is at PAX this weekend so hopefully we’ll be hearing reports of this one very soon.
Also diving in with a new game are NCSoft, still hot from the successful launch of Blade & Soul. Master X Master (or MXM) is a new MOBA due to launch in the West in the second half of 2016 featuring characters from NCSoft’s already-established titles like Blade & Soul and Guild Wars 2. This could be an interesting one.
Funcom, on the other hand, finally announced the Conan game they’ve been teasing for a while. Conan Exiles will be an open world survival game due to enter early access on PC in summer, with a console release to follow.
And great news for Behaviour Interactive this week as Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade was picked up by Bandai Namco, who aim to release the upcoming third-person shooter MMO for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One before the end of the year!
But of course, the Beta news that has everybody excited this week is all about The Division, who revealed system requirements for PC and holds their first public Beta this weekend! But already, Ubisoft are teasing expansions and a season pass for the game, love ‘em or hate ‘em. Are you playing this weekend?
Oh, and a quick PSA: Fractured Space is running a free weekend on Steam this weekend and if you play it, you’ll get to keep the game forever. So don’t miss your chance to own this gorgeous space MOBA for free!
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.
|AdventureQuest 3D||Official Site||3D MMORPG|
|Atlas Reactor||Official Site||Arena RTS|
|Beyond the Destiny||Official Site||Sci-Fi MMORPG|
|Blitzkrieg 3||Official Site||MMORTS|
|Camelot Unchained||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Paid Alpha|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Conan Exiles||Official Site||Open World Survival Game||In Development|
|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 MMO||Alpha, Open Donation|
|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|
|Gloria Victis||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Pre-Alpha|
|Heroes of Rune||Official Site||MOBA||Open Alpha|
|Hero’s Song||Official Site||2D Open World RPG|
|Ion||Official Site||Emergent Narrative Sci-Fi MMO|
|LawBreakers||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|Livelock||Official Site||Co-Op Top-Down Shooter||In Development|
|Lost Ark||Official Site||Action MMORPG||Korean Focus Tests|
|Mage Faire Online||Official Site||Non-Combat Sandbox|
|Master X Master||Official Site||Action MOBA|
|Moving Hazard||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|Ninelives||Official Site||Open World Adventure RPG||Open Alpha|
|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|
|Riders of Icarus||Official Site||MMORPG|
|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 Black Death||Official Site||Medieval Survival MMO|
|The Elder Scrolls: Legends||Official Site||Multiplayer Card Game|
|The SKIES||Official Site||Post-Apocalyptic MMO||Limited Alpha|
|The World of Akria||Official Site||2D Sandbox MMO||Playable Now|
|Time of Dragons||Official Site||Action Shooter|
|Valiance Online||Official Site||Superhero MMO|
|Wizard Online||Official Site||VR MMORPG|
|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.
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.
|AlterVerse||Open Donation||VR Sandbox|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Pre-Order||Gothic Horror MMO|
|Dragon of Legends||Kickstarter||Online aRPG||Ends February 21|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Pre-Alpha|
|Identity||Open Donation||Modern-Day Open World MMO|
|Morbus||Kickstarter||Multiplayer Survival Game||Ends January 31|
|Nova Blitz||Open Donation||Digital TCG|
|Overpower||Kickstarter||MOBA-Style MMOFPS||Ends February 19|
|Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Planet Nomads||Kickstarter||Survival Sci-Fi Sandbox||Ends February 18|
|Realm Zero||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Space Chronicles||Kickstarter||Sci-Fi Browser MMORPG||Ends March 9|
|Star Citizen||Open Donation||Space Simulator MMO|
|The Realm: Reawakened||GoFundMe||Re-released Classic MMO||Ongoing|
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.
|Clash of Avatars Newbie Packs||Giveaway|
|Eternal Dream Gift Pack Giveaway||Giveaway|
|One Piece Online: Supreme Pirates (German/Spanish)||Giveaway|
|World of Fishing Shop Voucher Giveaway||Giveaway|
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