No PSO2 for you!
Happy Friday, Betawatchers! This week, we learned that Brazilian sci-fi shooter Taikodom will enter closed beta in August. We also said farewell to Phantasy Star Online 2, which launched in Japan on the 4th of July while you were eating pie and blowing things up IRL.

Trion has announced that End of Nations will kick off its first closed beta weekend event on July 20th, with guaranteed access for founding purchasers, while Joymax declared a one-week open beta event for its newest title, Knight Age, starting July 10th.

Finally, if you're looking for something to play in the shorter term, try either C9, which entered open beta last Saturday and will officially launch on July 11th, or RuneScape, which is holding an open beta for its new combat upgrade this very weekend.

Hop past the break for the complete Betawatch roster.

Open testing phase
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.

Blade & Soul (NCsoft): Announcement (Korean-only; launching there in July)
Divina (Gamania): Announcement, Signup
Drakensang Online (Bigpoint): Announcement, Signup
Knight Age (Joymax): Announcement, Signup (open beta 7/10-7/17)
KULTAN: The World Beyond (Bigpoint): Announcement, Signup
Remanum (Travian): Announcement, Signup
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online (CyberTime Systems): Announcement, Signup (Russian-only)

Closed testing phase
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.

Age of Wulin (gPotato): Announcement, Signup (Asia, EU)
ArcheAge (XL GAMES): Announcement (Korean signups only)
ArchlordX: The Chronicles (Webzen): Announcement, Signup
Bounty Hounds Online (Wicked Interactive): Announcement, Signup
City of Steam (Mechanist): Announcement, Signup
Dawntide (Working as Intended): Announcement, Signup (development on hiatus)
Dragon Born (KoramGame): Announcement, Signup
Dragon Crusade (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
Dragon Knights (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
DUST 514
(CCP Games): Announcement, Signup (first beta event 6/28/2012)
Eligium (Frogster): Announcement, Signup
End of Nations (Trion): Announcement, Signup (first beta event 7/20/2012)
Firefall (Red 5 Studios): Announcement, Signup
Glitch (Tiny Speck): Announcement, Signup (back in beta; no new players accepted)
Grecca (Banbox): Announcement, Signup (in "open" alpha)
Grimlands (gamigo): Announcement, Signup
Guild Wars 2 (ArenaNet): Announcement (launching 8/28/2012; final BWE 7/20 to 7/22)
Guns of Icarus (Muse Games): Announcement, Signup
Lime Odyssey (Aeria Games): Announcement, Signup
Line of Defense (3000AD): Announcement, Signup
Living After War (Alaplaya): Announcement, Signup
Maestia (Gravity Interactive): Announcement, Signup
MechWarrior Online (Piranha): Announcement, Signup (early access starts 8/7/2012)
Origins of Malu (Burning Dog): Announcement (beta coming 9/30/2012)
Otherland (gamigo): Announcement, Signup
Path of Exile
(Grinding Gear Games): Announcement, Signup (open beta in August)
Pirate101 (KingsIsle): Announcement, Signup
PlanetSide 2 (SOE): Announcement, Signup
RaiderZ (PWE): Announcement, Signup
Renaissance Heroes (ChangYou): Announcement, Signup
RIFT: Storm Legion (Trion Worlds): Announcement
Salem (Paradox Interactive): Announcement, Signup
SmashMuck Champions (Kis Studios): Announcement, Signup
Soul Captor (Gamania): Announcement, Signup
Star Conflict (Star Gem): Announcement, Signup
Storybricks (Namaste): Announcement, Signup (in "open" alpha)
Taikodom (Gamersfirst): Announcement, Signup (closed beta in August)
Tamer Saga (PopAce): Announcement, Signup
The Missing Ink (RedBedlam): Announcement, Signup
The Mummy Online (Bigpoint): Announcement, Signup
The Repopulation (Above and Beyond): Announcement, Signup
Traveller AR (Ingz): Announcement, Signup (beta on hold)
UFO Online (gamigo): Announcement, Signup
Universal Monsters Online (Bigpoint): Announcement, Signup
Waren Story
(Aeria): Announcement, Signup
WindSlayer 2 (Ignited Games): Announcement (beta closed down until fall 2012)
World Alpha (World Alpha): Announcement, Signup
War Thunder (Gaijin): Announcement, Signup (fka World of Planes)
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (Blizzard): Announcement, Signup
World of Warplanes (Wargaming.net): Announcement, Signup

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!

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