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 week!
Upcoming superhero MMO Ship of Heroes now has a character creation demo on Youtube showing off its fully customizable face, body and hair styles while proving that it definitely brought the City of Heroes vibe into 2017. Although we are not sure how far along the game is, we hope to be hearing mroe about game access in the near future.
Conan Exiles has a new cinematic trailer and price tag for its incoming early access release happening next week, January 31. The standard edition of the game is priced at $29.55 while the collector’s edition is $59.99 and will include a trove of Conan-themed treasures, from digital comics and illustrated ebook to artbook and soundtracks.
Survival sandbox game Hellion is going live on Steam Early Access on February 24, after Zero Gravity initially announcing a delay in its launch that was planned for January.
Albion Online has unveiled its all new Royal Continent that will go live with the Galahad update. According to the devs, it will offer a much richer experience with better progression to all players as it replaces the starter zone, the Royal Isles archipelago, with a full continent including various biomes and main cities spread around the metropolis hub.
Chronicles of Elyria is working on a playable demo for Pax East and adding talented members to its team as well, with Steve Hoelle taking on the role of Lead Programmer as of this week.
Crowfall offered a lengthy explanation of its death, resurrection and character swap mechanics on the official website. Some of the consequences will depend on the rules of the world, but death doesn’t mean the end of a character, since its spirit will be able to move on.
Nexon has officially announced that its cross-genre MOBA Hyper Universe will also be published in the West in 2017, giving access to the title to NA, EU, Oceanic and Latin American players as well.
Aszes of Creation will allow players to subsidize their game subscription through the referral program, the twist being that the rewards will include 15% of what the referred player spends for the rest of their time with the game, effectively making the contribution of a dedicated player more important.
Snail Games has revealed one of its latest projects to be a zombie survival sandbox coop game called Moonlight. The game is set in post-zombie apocalypse China and the twist is that zombies will have a nocturnal activity cycle reminiscent of I Am Legend.
Project Gorgon has launched its new online store, where players who missed the crowdfunding campaigns can still support the game through one of the crowdfunding packages until the game’s launch on Steam Earl Access. The only exception is the standard package including only a game key but no additional rewards, as the devs would like to encourage purchases of the standard game edition through Steam.
Team Neuronhaze posted some updates about Project Genom’s development and although a clear timeline is not available yet, development is moving at full speed forward. Another important mention is that the game price will not be changed in any way for either Russian or international players according to the devs, since that was a concern raised due to the 18% “Google tax”.
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|
|Ark Park||Official Site||VR||In Development|
|Ashes of Creation||Official Site||Fantasy sandbox MMO||In Development|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Shards Online||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Alpha starts January 13|
|Ship of Heroes||Official Site||Space and Superhero MMORPG||CoH spiritual successor|
|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. Early Access February 23.|
|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.
|Albion Online||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Founder’s Pack|
|Arena of Fate||Official Site||MOBA||OBT 2016|
|Battlecry||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|Cardfight!! Online||Official Site||CCG|
|Cloud Pirates||Official Site||F2P airship action MMO|
|Darkfall: Rise of Agon||Official Site||PvP MMORPG|
|Erectus the Game||Official Site||Browser Strategy MMO|
|Gwent||Official Site||Witcher-based CCG||Closed Beta starts October 25|
|Halo Wars 2||Official Site||RTS||Launch February 17, 2017|
|Lazarus||Official Site||MMO Roguelike|
|MU Legend||Official Site||MU Online sequel|
|One Tower||Official Site||Micro MOBA|
|Revelation Online||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Shattered Skies||Official Site||Open World Survival Shooter|
|SMITE Tactics||Official Site||TBS||TBA|
|Soul Master||Official Site||RTS/RPG Blend|
|Total War: Arena||Official Site||MOBA||Temporarily Offline|
|Tree of Life||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Twin Saga||Official Site||Fantasy Anime MMORPG|
|World of Speed||Official Site||Racing MMO|
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|
|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|
|Identity||Open Donation||Modern-Day Open World MMO|
|New Dawn||Kickstarter||Pirate survival sandbox open-world multiplayer|
|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|
|Throne of Lies||Kickstarter||3D online multiplayer deceit and betrayal|
|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|