The Latest Beta Data News
Friday has come around once again so it must be time for another Beta Data, this week’s biggest highlight being the announcement of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, a brand new entry in the ever-popular Civilization series. This will launch October this year and we are pumped to play!
Not far behind came the announcement through the medium of livestream that World of Warcraft’s Legion Beta would be launching, and launch it did last night with a new wave of invites sent out to testers.
We also saw the Overwatch open beta extended by a day and then come to a close earlier this week. But did you know it was visited by more than 10 million people? The next time we’ll be seeing Blizzard’s band of misfits will be at its official launch on May 24th, and we’re sure that it will be a big one!
Atlas Reactor have joined Steam Early Access following last week’s news that the game would be following the buy-to-play model going forward. If you’re not sure whether Atlas Reactor is for you or not, this weekend is the time to check it out for yourself as Trion are holding a free weekend on Steam from today until Sunday, May 15th at 11:59 PST.
Gigantic gave us some good news this week when they revealed they had found themselves a publisher in Perfect World Entertainment! Motiga’s shooter/MOBA hybrid will now be coming to the Arc client, in addition to Xbox One and Windows 10, with a Windows 64 client opening the game up to even more people.
Perfect World then followed up with the news that Star Trek Online will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the Fall, joining Neverwinter as one of very few MMORPGs available for console players.
Currently in Open Beta, Chronicle: RuneScape Legends got a release date yesterday. The tabletop-styled digital card game will be launching on Steam on May 26th with some surprises for beta players, so make sure you hop in and play some time over the weekend.
Low fantasy medieval MMORPG Gloria Victis are heading towards Steam Early Access. Currently in Alpha, the game has been receiving regular updates for the past few months and it’s full steam ahead (get it?), with Early Access launch expected next month. The price will be rising to account for costs so this is your last chance to get Gloria Victis for $10.
ArtCraft Entertainment gave a founders update on Crowfall’s launch plans, explaining that the game will go through a soft launch to allow players to experience Crowfall as soon as possible, however, there are some features that will likely be delayed until 2017. We can wait.
Chronicles of Elyria is within touching distance of its Kickstarter funding goal of $900,000 and will now be looking towards adding a few realistic stretch goals, as well as joining Steam’s Greenlight platform.
And I think we have a new record for new additions to the Crowdfunding section of Beta Data with no less than seven games added this week! So do make sure to check those out and see if anything catches your eye.
I think that wraps it up for this week’s Beta Data. 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|
|Battalion 1944||Official Site||WW2 Multiplayer Shooter|
|Blackroom||Official Site||FPS||Coming Soon|
|Bless||Official Site||MMORPG||Coming Soon|
|Blitzkrieg 3||Official Site||MMORTS|
|Camelot Unchained||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Beta 2016|
|Children of Ur||Official Site||Non-Combat Sandbox||Glitch-revival|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Conan Exiles||Official Site||Open World Survival Game||Early Access Summer 2016|
|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|
|Das Tal||Official Site||PvP Sandbox MMO||Alpha, Open Donation|
|Days of War||Official Site||Competitive WWII Shooter|
|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|
|Exile Online||Official Site||Dystopian Cyberpunk MMO||In Development|
|Fangold||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|For Honor||Official Site||Competitive Melee Fighting||Due 2016|
|Gloria Victis||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Early Access in June|
|Heroes of Rune||Official Site||MOBA||Open Alpha|
|Hero’s Song||Official Site||2D Open World RPG||In Development|
|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|
|One Tower||Official Site||Micro MOBA||Early Access June 2016|
|Project Genom||Official Site||Sci-Fi Shooter||Early Access May 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|
|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 April|
|SkySaga||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|SoulWorker||Official Site||Anime Action MMORPG||Coming Soon|
|Stash||Official Site||Multiplayer Turn-Based RPG||Backer 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|
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|
|BattleSouls||Official Site||MOBA||Available on Steam|
|Brawlhalla||Official Site||2D Platform Brawler|
|Chaos Online||Official Site||2.5D MOBA|
|Chronicle: Runescape Legends||Official Site||Digital TCG||Steam Launch May 26|
|Luna Online: Reborn||Official Site||Anime-themed MMORPG|
|Nosgoth||Official Site||Team Based PvP||Closing Down May 31|
|Orcs Must Die! Unchained||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|SNOW||Official Site||Skiing MMO|
|Supernova||Official Site||Sci-fi MOBA|
|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.
|Avorion||Kickstarter||Space Sandbox||Ends May 13|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Kickstarter||Sandbox MMORPG||Ends June 3|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Exile Online||Kickstarter||Cyberpunk MMORPG||Ends June 7|
|Feudums||Kickstarter||Medieval 4X Strategy MMO||Ends May 28|
|Gateway: The Summoning||Kickstarter||Survival Multiplayer Game||Ends May 19|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Heroes of Dire||Kickstarter||Turn-Based Strategy MMO||Ends May 27|
|Hologrid: Monster Battle||Kickstarter||Augmented Reality Board Game CCG||Ends June 7|
|Identity||Open Donation||Modern-Day Open World MMO|
|Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale||Kickstarter||Battle Royale FPS Arena||Ends June 10|
|Midair||Kickstarter||Team Based Shooter||Ends June 4|
|Nova Blitz||Open Donation||Digital TCG|
|Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|QASAR||Kickstarter||Multiplayer Space Shooter||Ends May 25|
|Realm Zero||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Rokh||Kickstarter||Mars Colonization Survival Sandbox||Ends June 5|
|Shadow’s Kiss||Patreon||Vampire-themed Adult MMORPG|
|Sumer||Kickstarter||Action Strategy Game||Ends May 25|
|Star Citizen||Open Donation||Space Simulator MMO|
|Tattered Weave||Kickstarter||Virtual Community||Ends June 5|
|The Wild Eight||Kickstarter||Survival Co-op Game||Ends May 14|
|Town of Salem||Kickstarter||Card Game Adaptation||Ends May 26|
|UBOOT||Kickstarter||WW2 Survival Sandbox||Ends June 18|
|Valiance Online||Open Donation||Superhero MMORPG||Ongoing|
|Win That War!||Kickstarter||Galactic MMO Strategy||Ends June 13|
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|
|Erectus the Game Beta Keys||Giveaway|
|World of Fishing Shop Voucher Giveaway||Giveaway|
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