This week, Beta Data says farewell to Black Desert Online as it launched yesterday following a head start earlier in the week. It feels as though this game has been on our list since Beta Data’s inception so we’re wiping away a prideful tear and wishing it well. We’re also enjoying seeing everybody enjoying themselves so much!
We also finally got a launch date for No Man’s Sky! Launching June 21st, 2016, the long awaiting space exploration game will be priced at $59.99 on PC and PS4 and will launch as a full game.
Another game that finally got some news this week is AdventureQuest 3D, a fantasy MMORPG announced to be launching in October following a July Open Beta through Steam, Android, and iOS.
If you’re waiting for Paragon, that gorgeous MOBA from Epic Games, you’ll be pleased to hear that Early Access is due to begin March 18th with three available packs to choose from. If you’d rather wait, there will be open testing in the summer.
World of Warcraft’s Legion Alpha now has a PvP test realm which allows for players to check out how that side of the game works with a level 110 character and a fully upgraded artifact intended for PvP only. Feral Druids have also been added along with a multitude of changes across the board.
If that’s not enough for you, ASTA entered Open Beta on March 2nd and is offering bonus rewards to anybody who goes ahead and checks the MMORPG out during the first few weeks. At time of writing, we also have some rather generous gift packs which you should definitely pick up if you’re heading in-game.
Smite’s PS4 Alpha transitioned into a Closed Beta phase, opening up all game modes and Season 3 content to everybody with access. And yes, our EU and NA Alpha keys will grant you access to the Closed Beta as well. This also marks the start of Founder’s Pack sales, so if you want to unlock all gods for your account (current and future), you may want to check those out.
You may also be interested in Trinium Wars, a sci-fi MMORPG set 200 years after the end of World War III. The game entered Early Access on Steam earlier this week and all proceeds will go towards funding the development of even more features.
Darkfall is getting a new reboot from Big Picture Games. Darkfall: Rise of Agon hearkens back to the original game, bringing back open world full loot PvP, a player driven economy, skill based progression, empire building… Basically Rise of Agon aims to be awesome, and you can already sign up for Alpha.
And the latest online card game to come across our desks is Star Crusade. This CCG comes with a sci-fi theme and some interesting features, to boot, with more on the way, including social sharing! It aims to be a community focused CCG which is definitely a space to be filled.
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||Pre-Alpha|
|Cube World||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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||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|
|Rising Thunder||Official Site||Robot Fighting||Technical Alpha|
|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.
|Aftermath||Official Site||Survival Horror MMO|
|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|
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|
|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|
|Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Realm Zero||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Shadow’s Kiss||Patreon||Vampire-themed Adult 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|
|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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