If you can't get enough games on your Xbox 360 that involve blowing up and/or driving tanks, you'll be happy to know that World of Tanks
is running a beta on the platform this weekend. Take part and you will win more tanks
. This is probably a good thing since the whole game centers around tanks. It's the entire world.
Heva Clonia Online
is pushing to open testing starting on the 17th
, meaning that you have less than a week to wait if you're enthusiastic for the game but somehow missed the previous (first) closed test. City of Titans
, meanwhile, isn't in beta yet, but it is far beyond funded
to ensure that there will (hopefully) be a beta down the line.
Oh, and there is a list of games past the break in various states of testing. If something has sneaked into a new beta phase without our noticing or has added a cash shop without warning, let us know so we can investigate.
Massively considers a game to be in open testing
if it has open, public signups and plans for a server wipe before its official launch. Self-described "open beta" MMOs that have soft-launched with functioning real-money cash shops will not be listed.
(Project Gorgon): Signup
(Kis Studios): Announcement
(early access on Steam now
(CyberTime Systems): Announcement
(World Alpha): Announcement
World of Warplanes
(launching Nov. 13th)
We consider an MMO to be in closed testing
if it features either future test signups or an ongoing semi-private beta/alpha that cannot immediately and freely be accessed by the general public. Some are restricted by NDAs.
Earthrise: First Impact
(Hunted Cow Studios): Announcement
End of Nations
(in "open" alpha)
(Blizzard Entertainment): Announcement
Heva Clonia Online
(open testing on October 17th)
(Aeria Games): Announcement
Line of Defense
Origins of Malu
(Burning Dog): Announcement
(development in limbo, possibly canceled)
(Project Whitecard): Announcement
(fka Astronaut: Moon, Mars, and Beyond)
The Elder Scrolls Online
(Above and Beyond): Announcement
(Nerd Kingdom): Announcement
(fka Orgia Romanus; adult MMO, possibly NSFW)
(Crytek/Trion Worlds): Announcement
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Betawatch is Massively's weekly report on the latest MMO alphas, betas, and other games still meandering toward an official launch. From ArcheAge to World of Warplanes, it's covered here, complete with sign-up links so that you too can perform the unpaid quality-control work otherwise known as game testing. Drop us a comment if we've missed one!