This week’s Beta Data is jam-packed with exciting MMO news, with a few announcements, beta launches, and even a little drama. Shall we?
So it hasn’t been a great week for the world of dinosaur survival MMOs with Beasts of Prey announcing that they have shut down development on the game and pulled it from Steam.
Even more shocking, however, was the news that ARK Survival Evolved is involved in a legal battle which could well lead to the game’s cancellation. We really hope it doesn’t come to that, but this story is worth a read.
While we’re on the subject of cancellations, Greed Monger seems to have ceased development again, and this time we probably won’t see its return.
Revival, the dark fantasy MMO that many were waiting on, has also suspended development “indefinitely” this week. Apparently they just don’t have the resources right now. While they would like to continue with the game one day, right now it is not realistic.
And sadly, Warhammer: Dark Nexus Arena has also been canceled. It seems the world just isn’t ready for a Warhammer MOBA.
Onto some brighter news now as we learned this week that several World of Warcraft fan-sites will be holding giveaways for Legion Beta keys. This tells us, even though we don’t know when, that Beta is imminent. Of course this has caused a storm of arguments over whether it’s an Alpha or a Beta, but officially it is still being called an Alpha. So this will be one step closer to the expansion’s launch!
Tree of Savior is heading into launch with its founder server opening up on March 29th, which will get a 30% price reduction on packs on April 21st. The MMORPG will be transitioning to F2P on April 28th if you can wait that long!
And to top it all off, we have plenty of Open Beta news. Chronicle: RuneScape Legends and Smite on PlayStation 4 both launched their Open Beta tests. Battleborn announced that theirs will begin April, and Orcs Must Die! Unchained will be joining suit March 29th!
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|
|Dragon of Legends||Official Site||Online aRPG|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Rebel Horizons||Official Site||Sci-Fi 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|
|Shattered Skies||Official Site||Open World Survival Shooter||Alpha End of March|
|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|
|Tree of Savior||Official Site||MMORPG||Founder Launch March 28|
|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|
|Chronicle: Runescape Legends||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|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|
|Caribbean Conquest||Kickstarter||Naval/Pirate MMORPG||Ends May 13|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG||Coming April 2016|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Days of War||Kickstarter||Competitive Shooter||Ends April 2|
|Discordia: Guardians of the Domain||Kickstarter||Online PvP Tactical Game||Ends March 28|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Pre-Order||Gothic Horror MMO|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Identity||Open Donation||Modern-Day Open World MMO|
|Kaidan||Kickstarter||Multiplayer Horror Game||Ends March 29|
|Luna Online: Reborn||Kickstarter||MMORPG Revival||Ends April 14|
|LUX||Kickstarter||Survival MMORPG||Ends April 17|
|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|
|Sacrament||Kickstarter||Fantasy MMORPG||Ends April 15|
|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.
|Clash of Avatars Newbie Packs||Giveaway|
|World of Fishing Shop Voucher Giveaway||Giveaway|
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