Betawatch: December 31, 2011 - January 6, 2012

Betawatch
This week as promised, the North American open beta test for Wakfu got underway. We also learned of Trion's new beta-status iOS app for RIFT, listened to the Eligium devs explains why the "testing" part of beta testing actually matters, and uncovered how Funcom's The Secret World, currently still in closed beta, might bring the company out of its slump.

Enjoy our whole Betawatch list after the break!

Open Beta Stage
MMOs that are in open beta -- sometimes permanently, if you know what I mean:
Closed Beta Stage
MMOs that are deep in closed beta and cloaked in some semblance of secrecy:

Betawatch is Massively's weekly report on the latest MMO alphas, betas, and games still meandering toward an official launch. From ArcheAge to Toenail Clippings Online, 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!

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