The Latest MMO Alpha and Beta News
Check out below the latest news from the MMO Alpha and Beta world to find out what’s been going on since last Friday!
The biggest surprise in this week’s news from the alpha and beta world came from Amazon Game Studios and their impromptu Breakaway alpha weekend, which is completely open to the public. This test will probably reveal a lot about the mysterious project to those who cannot join and play directly since it does not fall under an NDA agreement concerning streaming the game experience. You can find more info within the official patch notes.
Crowfall has been up to a lot of good things this year and is preparing to wrap up 2016 by reflecting on the results of their massive pre-alpha “Big World” update and what is next for the MMO and its players – 15 minutes’ worth of Q&A can be found in this dev video update. At the same time, bear in mind that the next update will bring another wave of changes to Crowfall’s (truly) big world, namely a set of four different servers, each bein a distinct world with their own dangers and purposes.
Speaking of patches and updates, Project Gorgon has greatly improved its starting experience by expanding the first dungeons that players would venture to first when beginning to play, along with a sleuth of other changes to skills and NPCs. The latest news say that devs are hoping to get the game’s beta out on Steam in early access in February 2017, with a full live launch at the end of next year.
As announced last week, Life is Feudal has begun its closed beta testing, with the dev team being pleasantly surprised with the servers resisting to more simultaneous players than initially expected, with a current peak of 800 concurrent users.
Guardians of Ember has gone live on Steam early access this week as well after a pretty successful crowdfunding campaign, and is expected to make it to the live launch somewhere in the second half of 2017.
Gaijin officially announced it would publish the squad-based shooter MMO Enlisted, which is an ambitious fan-driven project aiming to immerse players in the game world through a realistic experience while fighting through some of the most famous episodes from World War 2. Enlisted will feature large scale battles with 100 combatants spread over a massive and richly detailed battlefield complete with destructible landscapes and already has a crowdfunding campaign set up.
Wildcard Studios’ VR experience for ARK that Snail Games teased only a few weeks ago has received a new trailer and official update: ARK Park will be released in 2017 for the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and HTC Vive. Players can import their own collected dinosaurs from the survival game in order to see them in a life-sized holographic exhibition, but they will also be able to venture out in the Park, where each attraction allows them to find and capture more ARK creatures through the use of items, weapons and puzzle solving.
After ceasing development on the relaunched Evolve, Turtle Rock Studios is now working on a new co-op FPS action title that will be published by Perfect World Entertainment. Little else is known, but according to Steve Goldstein, the game will have a ”strong dark fantasy element” and it is not a “zombie game or anything post-apocalyptic”.
That about does it for this week’s MMO Alpha and Beta List. 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, are often under an NDA and require keys to access.
|Absolver||Official Site||Online Combat RPG||Launches 2017|
|Battalion 1944||Official Site||WW2 Multiplayer Shooter|
|Battlegrounds||Official Site||Battle Royale Survival|
|Becoming Preta||Official Site||Hack and Slash MORPG|
|Blackroom||Official Site||FPS||Coming Soon|
|Bless||Official Site||MMORPG||Coming Soon|
|Blitzkrieg 3||Official Site||MMORTS|
|Breakaway||Official Site||Mythological sport brawler||Taking sign-ups for alpha|
|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 January 2017|
|Crowfall||Official Site||Strategy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Cube World||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|Dark and Light||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Launches Late 2016|
|Days of War||Official Site||Competitive WWII Shooter||Coming to Steam in 2016|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Official Site||Gothic Horror MMO||Project Dogmat|
|Dragon of Legends||Official Site||Online aRPG|
|Dual Universe||Official Site||Sci-Fi MMORPG||Alpha scheduled for 2017|
|Durango||Official Site||Mobile Dinosaur Survival|
|Eco||Official Site||Global Survival Game|
|Eleven||Official Site||Non-combat Web MMO||Glitch-revival|
|Empyrion Online||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Escape From Tarkov||Official Site||Military MMO|
|Exile Online||Official Site||Dystopian Cyberpunk MMO||In Development|
|Exidium Corp||Official Site||Sci-Fi Sandbox|
|Fable Fortune||Official Site||Digital TCG||Registration for Closed Beta possible|
|Fangold||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|For Honor||Official Site||Competitive Melee Fighting||Game launches February 14, 2017. Closed Alpha during September 15-18 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.|
|Forsaken Legends||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Heroes of Dire||Official Site||Turn-Based Strategy MMO||Closed Beta coming soon|
|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||Signups for the next part of Alpha are live|
|Lineage Eternal||Official Site||Action MMORPG||Beta in November|
|Lost Ark||Official Site||Action MMORPG||Korean CBT August|
|Mage Faire Online||Official Site||Non-Combat Sandbox|
|Master X Master||Official Site||Action MOBA|
|Mirage: Arcane Warfare||Official Site||Magic-based Multiplayer FPS||Beta Fall 2016|
|New Dawn||Official Site||Survival Sandbox|
|New World||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||In development|
|Ninelives||Official Site||Open World Adventure RPG||Open Alpha|
|Nova Blitz||Official Site||Digital TCG||Open Alpha|
|Project Gorgon||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Psypher||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|Pumpkin Online||Official Site||Multiplayer Non-Combat Game||Beta Early 2017|
|Quake Champions||Official Site||Shooter|
|Rebel Horizons||Official Site||Sci-Fi MMO||In Development|
|Rokh||Official Site||Sci-Fi Survival||In Development, early access January 2017|
|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||Early 2017|
|SkySaga||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|SoulWorker||Official Site||Anime Action MMORPG||Coming Soon|
|The Exiled||Official Site||PvP Sandbox MMO||Alpha, Open Donation. Formerly known as Das Tal.|
|The Wild Eight||Official Site||Co-Op Survival||Launches Fall 2016|
|Time of Dragons||Official Site||Action Shooter|
|Traverse||Official Site||Voxel MMO|
|Valiance Online||Official Site||Superhero MMO||Open pre-alpha|
|Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III||Official Site||RTS||Launch 2017|
|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 everybody can take part at no cost, with no key required. These days, Open Beta tests tend to be a soft launch with no wipe.
|AdventureQuest 3D||Official Site||3D MMORPG|
|Armored Warfare||Official Site||Vehicle Combat Shooter|
|BattleSouls||Official Site||MOBA||Available on Steam|
|Brawlhalla||Official Site||2D Platform Brawler|
|Centuries: New World Empires||Official Site||Online Strategy Game|
|Deadbreed||Official Site||Spooky Themed MOBA||Free-to-Play|
|Ever, Jane||Official Site||Jane Austen MMORPG||2016|
|Evolve||Official Site||4v1 Shooter||Stage 2|
|First Assault||Official Site||Tactical Shooter||Ghost in the Shell Online|
|Galactic Junk League||Official Site||Tactical sandbox building and skill-based multiplayer shooter|
|Grimm: Dark Legacy||Official Site||Survival MMO||Launching 2016|
|Paladins||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|PigBang||Official Site||Mobile MOBA|
|Orcs Must Die! Unchained||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|SNOW||Official Site||Skiing MMO|
|Supernova||Official Site||Sci-fi MOBA|
|The Elder Scrolls: Legends||Official Site||Multiplayer Card Game|
|Titan Siege||Official Site||MMORPG|
MMO and MOBA related crowdfunding events taking place through Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or open donations through a game’s website.
|Abatron||Official website||RTS FPS|
|Antraxx||Kickstarter||Isometric Mech Shooter MMO||Canceled, goal not achieved|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Online store||Fantasy sandbox MMO|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||1/ Open Donation
2/ Equity Crowdfunding
|Diabotical||Kickstarter||Multiplayer Arena FPS||Successfully funded, updates about closed beta to follow|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Patreon||Vampire sandbox MMORPG|
|Dual Universe||Official website||Sci-Fi MMORPG|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Hero’s Song||2D Open World RPG||In development, campaign only 50% successful.|
|Identity||Open Donation||Modern-Day Open World MMO|
|Nova Blitz||Open Donation||Digital TCG|
|Project: Gorgon||IndieGoGo||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Nova Blitz||Open Donation||Digital TCG|
|Realm Zero||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Shadow’s Kiss||Patreon||Vampire-themed Adult MMORPG|
|Star Citizen||Open Donation||Space Simulator MMO|
|Valiance Online||Open Donation||Superhero MMORPG|
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 and of course we add these to our MMO Alpha and Beta list.
|MU Legend Closed Beta Key||Giveaway|
|Erectus the Game Closed Beta Key||Giveaway|
|Empire: Revenant Beta Gift Pack||Giveaway|
|Dragonbone Dynasty Open Beta Gift Pack||Giveaway|
|Crystal Saga II Open Beta Gift Pack||Giveaway|
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