This week’s Beta Data sees new game announcements, launches, and closures alike. The biggest one of the week needs no introduction, of course, The Division has been the talk of the town following its launch just a couple of days ago. While there have been issues and queues to use the computers, generally it has had a successful launch.
In less cheerful news came the announced closure of Fable Legends. This was not just a shock to all of us, but also to Lionhead Studios as well. The currently running Beta will be available to play until the end of the month before the servers go down.
Rising Thunder is another game that will not be returning to our screens after its studio was acquired by Riot Games. Instead, the devs behind Rising Thunder will be working on a brand new as-yet-unnamed title.
Hi-Rez Studios have been charging ahead with Smite’s PlayStation 4 Beta and this week announced that the Open Beta would begin March 22nd. If you don’t yet have access to the Smite PS4 Closed Beta, you can still jump in with one of our NA or EU keys!
Overwatch also announced an Open Beta this week for May 3rd (or 5th if you don’t have Early Access), with a launch date of May 24th. Stuff is getting very real now!
The creators of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Torn Banner Studios, revealed their newest game will be a magic-based multiplayer FPS called Mirage: Arcane Warfare, slated for release for PC via Steam later this year.
EVE Valkyrie wraps up its Alpha test today to prepare for launch on March 28th. The team thanked backers for all of the feedback given to make the game launch-ready.
And we also gained two more Early Access games this week. Battle royale kill-or-be-killed survival game The Culling launched a little early on Steam and the Humble Store, and Labyrinth, the RPG card game from Free Range Games, joining the fun.
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||OBT July 2016|
|Atlas Reactor||Official Site||Arena RTS|
|Battalion 1944||Official Site||WW2 Multiplayer Shooter|
|Beyond the Destiny||Official Site||Sci-Fi MMORPG|
|Blitzkrieg 3||Official Site||MMORTS|
|Camelot Unchained||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Beta 2016|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Kickstarter May 3rd 2016|
|Conan Exiles||Official Site||Open World Survival Game||Early Access Summer 2016|
|Crossout||Official Site||Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Combat||Alpha|
|Crowfall||Official Site||Strategy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Cube World||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|Darkfall: New Dawn||Official Site||PvP MMORPG||Relaunch|
|Darkfall: Rise of Agon||Official Site||PvP MMORPG||In Development|
|Das Tal||Official Site||PvP Sandbox MMO||Alpha, Open Donation|
|Dead By Daylight||Official Site||Asymmetrical 4v1 Survival Horror|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Official Site||Gothic Horror MMO||Project Dogmat|
|Eco||Official Site||Global Survival Game|
|Eleven||Official Site||Non-combat Web MMO||Glitch-revival|
|Escape From Tarkov||Official Site||Military MMO||Beta 2016|
|EVE Valkyrie||Official Site||Virtual Reality Sci-fi Shooter||Launch March 28th 2016|
|Fangold||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|For Honor||Official Site||Competitive Melee Fighting||Due 2016|
|Fragmented||Official Site||Survival Action Shooter|
|Gloria Victis||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Greed Monger||Official Site||MMORPG||In Development|
|Heroes of Rune||Official Site||MOBA||Open Alpha|
|Hero’s Song||Official Site||2D Open World RPG|
|Infestation World||Official Site||Open World Zombie Survival||CBT March 28th 2016|
|Ion||Official Site||Emergent Narrative Sci-Fi MMO|
|LawBreakers||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|League of Angels II||Official Site||Browser MMORPG|
|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||Second Half of 2016|
|Mirage: Arcane Warfare||Official Site||Magic-based Multiplayer FPS||Beta Coming Soon|
|Ninelives||Official Site||Open World Adventure RPG||Open Alpha|
|No Man’s Sky||Official Site||Procedurally Generated Sandbox||Launches June 1st 2016|
|Nova Blitz||Official Site||Digital TCG||Alpha|
|Project Genom||Official Site||Sci-Fi Shooter||Early Access Q1 2016|
|Project Gorgon||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Psypher||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|Pumpkin Online||Official Site||Multiplayer Non-Combat Game||Beta Early 2017|
|Revival||Official Site||Dark Fantasy Sandbox MMO||In Development|
|Riders of Icarus||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Rokh||Official Site||Sci-Fi Survival||In Development|
|Sacrament||Official Site||Indie MMORPG||In Development|
|Saga of Lucimia||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Launch December 2017|
|SamuTale||Official Site||Sandbox MMO|
|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||Delayed|
|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|
|Traverse||Official Site||Voxel MMO||Public Alpha Mid-2016|
|Valiance Online||Official Site||Superhero MMO|
|Wizard Online||Official Site||VR MMORPG|
|World of Warcraft: Legion||Official Site||MMORPG||Expansion, Q3 2016|
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.
|Armored Warfare||Official Site||Vehicle Combat Shooter|
|ASTA: The War of Tears and Wind||Official Site||MMORPG|
|BLESS||Official Site||MMORPG||Korean Open Beta|
|Brawlhalla||Official Site||2D Platform Brawler|
|Chaos Online||Official Site||2.5D MOBA|
|Duelyst||Official Site||Competitive Strategy Game|
|MapleStory 2||Official Site||Korean MMORPG||South Korea|
|Nosgoth||Official Site||Team Based PvP|
|SNOW||Official Site||Skiing MMO|
|StarBreak||Official Site||Co-Op Roguelike MMO|
|Titan Siege||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online||Official Site||Strategy RPG|
|Winning Putt||Official Site||Multiplayer Golfing||2016|
|World of Fishing||Official Site||Fishing MMO||April Steam Launch|
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||Coming April 2016|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Days of War||Kickstarter||WW2 Competitive Shooter||Ends March 30|
|Discordia: Guardians of the Domain||Kickstarter||Online PvP Tactical Game||Ends March 28|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Pre-Order||Gothic Horror MMO|
|Dragon of Legends||Kickstarter||Online aRPG||Ends March 24|
|Failure||Kickstarter||Online Cyberpunk Strategy||Ends March 28|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Identity||Open Donation||Modern-Day Open World MMO|
|Kaidan||Kickstarter||Multiplayer Horror Game||Ends March 29|
|Nova Blitz||Open Donation||Digital TCG|
|One Tower||Kickstarter||Micro MOBA||Ends April 9|
|Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Realm Zero||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Shadow’s Kiss||Patreon||Vampire-themed Adult MMORPG|
|Star Citizen||Open Donation||Space Simulator MMO|
|The Realm: Reawakened||GoFundMe||Re-released Classic MMO||Ongoing|
|Trophy Riders||Kickstarter||Horse Adventure MMO||Ends April 7|
|Valiance Online||Open Donation||Superhero MMORPG||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.
|ASTA Open Beta Gift Packs||Giveaway|
|Clash of Avatars Newbie Packs||Giveaway|
|Smite PS4 Alpha (EU)||Giveaway|
|Smite PS4 Alpha (NA)||Giveaway|
|World of Fishing Shop Voucher Giveaway||Giveaway|
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