It’s easy to be a bit on the cynical side with Chronicles of Elyria as the game continues to… well, not be a game, but mostly offer the drama of players seceding from kingdoms in a game that does not yet exist. However, there’s work being done on the title, as you can see from the latest set of pre-alpha footage. Forward movement! Literally!
We also bid farewell to Caravan Stories this week, as that game has launched. We should have someone on first impressions for that, huh? Let’s check on some other beta news.
And with that, we close the book on the week, or at least the beta testing week. Got some stories from betas you’re involved in? Is something on our list not accurately representing its current test state? Let us know down in the comments!
As always, we consider an MMO to be in open testing if it features free, public signups and will server wipe prior to launch. An MMO is marked in closed testing if it’s running a private test phase that cannot freely be accessed by the general public; it’s usually under NDA as well. Early access and crowdfunded MMOs whose tests we deem legitimate will be included. So-called “open beta” soft-launch MMOs with cash shops, no sign of launch in the west, or limited interest for our readers will not be listed; we also do not list expansions, with occasional exceptions.
AdventureQuest 3D: Open betaArcfall: Pre-alphaAshes of Creation: Alpha one phase oneAstellia: Closed beta, launch on September 27thBless Unleashed: Closed betaCamelot Unchained: Closed beta oneChildren of Ur: Open alpha, further development merged with ElevenChronicles of Elyria: Pre-alphaCitadel: Forged with Fire: Early access, launch on October 11thCrowfall: Backer pre-alphaCube World: Closed alphaDauntless: Open betaDark and Light: Early accessDivergence Online: AlphaDual Universe: AlphaECO: Early accessEdengrad: Early accessEleven: Closed alphaEternal Magic: Closed betaEver, Jane: Open betaKurtzpel: Closed betaGloria Victis: Early access on SteamGlobal Adventures: Closed betaGuardians of Ember: Open betaLife is Feudal: Early accessLine of Defense: Early access, removed from SteamNew World: Closed alphaOccupy White Walls: Early accessOsiris: New Dawn: Open betaOutlaws of the Old West: Early accessPantheon: Backer pre-alphaPathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”PlanetSide Arena: Early access on September 19thProject Genom: Closed alpha, servers offline for restructuring with SpatialOSProject Gorgon: Early access betaProsperous Universe: Early accessSamuTale: Closed alphaShip of Heroes: AlphaStar Citizen: Backer alphaThe Black Death: Early access alphaThe Cycle: Alpha, weekly test cycleThe Repopulation: Early access alphaTorchlight Frontiers: Closed alpha, no NDAValiance Online: Alpha
Yes, MMO gamers, you too can perform the unpaid quality-control work otherwise known as game testing! Check out Massively Overpowered’s
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