The Latest Beta Data News
This past week has been an exciting one for MMO players everywhere with games launching and others emerging onto Kickstarter throughout the week!
May 3rd alone saw Battleborn officially launch and Overwatch entering Open Beta for those who pre-ordered, and for everybody else, just yesterday. If you want to check out Overwatch, now is the time to do it as the game is free to play for everybody until May 9th.
And then we had the Kickstarters, with indie hopeful Chronicles of Elyria kicking off their campaign on May 4th, hoping to fund $900,000 and after just 2 days found themselves flying past the 50% mark.
We’re also keeping an eye on Hologrid: Monster Battle who started their Kickstarter campaign on the same day, wanting to bring an augmented reality board game/CCG to life with monster designs from Tippett Studios, yes, the same Phil Tippett who created Star Wars’ holochess creatures.
The Kickstarter for Mars survival sandbox game Rokh also began this week, and yes, we hear you, Survival games are not exactly sparse on the ground right now but Rokh actually has a lot of potential. It will be a game focused on Mars colonization with a huge and simply gorgeous open world.
Albion Online is getting a second Beta phase in the second half of May, wherein Sandbox Interactive will be implementing new biomes, the Morgana faction rework, and new spells.
ArtCraft have been talking this week about how to get Crowfall to its international fans. Of course backers will always be welcome on the NA servers but many territories, such as Russia, China, Korea, and Japan, may get the game from a local partner.
After much deliberation, Trion Worlds have opted to launch Atlas Reactor as a buy-to-play title rather than free-to-play. Their reasoning being that they would have had to do things that players wouldn’t have liked, basically. At least this way you just need to pay once and you will then unlock the game, as well as all current and future Freelancers.
And Nexon have announced a July 6th Open Beta date for Riders of Icarus, with limited time availability Founder’s Packs now available to purchase that unlock a bunch of awesome in-game rewards.
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|
|BattleSouls||Official Site||MOBA||Steam May 12th|
|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||Kickstarter May 3rd 2016|
|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||Alpha April 29th 2016|
|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|
|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|
|World of Warcraft: Legion||Official Site||MMORPG||Expansion, August 30th|
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|
|Brawlhalla||Official Site||2D Platform Brawler|
|Chaos Online||Official Site||2.5D MOBA|
|Chronicle: Runescape Legends||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|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|
|Overwatch||Official Site||Team Based Shooter||Launch May 24th|
|SNOW||Official Site||Skiing MMO|
|StarBreak||Official Site||Co-Op Roguelike MMO||Launch May 10th|
|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.
|AlterVerse||Open Donation||VR Sandbox|
|Avorion||Kickstarter||Space Sandbox||Ends May 13|
|Blast Brawl 2||Kickstarter||One-Hit 2D Action Brawler||Ends May 7|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Kickstarter||Sandbox MMORPG||Ends June 3|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Pre-Order||Gothic Horror MMO|
|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|
|Hologrid: Monster Battle||Kickstarter||Augmented Reality Board Game CCG||Ends June 7|
|Identity||Open Donation||Modern-Day Open World MMO|
|Midair||Kickstarter||Team Based Shooter||Ends June 4|
|Nova Blitz||Open Donation||Digital TCG|
|Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|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|
|The Realm: Reawakened||GoFundMe||Re-released Classic MMO||Ongoing|
|The Wild Eight||Kickstarter||Survival Co-op Game||Ends May 14|
|Town of Salem||Kickstarter||Card Game Adaptation||Ends May 26|
|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|
|Erectus the Game Beta Keys||Giveaway|
|The Skies Captain Weapon||Giveaway|
|World of Fishing Shop Voucher Giveaway||Giveaway|
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