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Betawatch: June 2 - 8, 2012


It's been a big week for Betawatch! C9, Maestia, Dragon Crusade and Renaissance Heroes have joined our closed beta list, while 8Realms departs to the MMO graveyard. The Secret World will stay on the roster a bit longer as its launch has been delayed until July 3rd. Upcoming Roguelike Path of Exile has set an open beta estimate for August, whereas we learned at E3 that Final Fantasy XIV aims to send the game's massive overhaul into alpha come September.

We also now know that sandbox Origins of Malu is shooting for a beta starting on September 30th. Mark your calendars!

Finally, earlier today Guild Wars 2 kicked off its second beta weekend event for pre-purchasers. If you can tear yourself away from that, then enjoy the full Betawatch roundup post-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:
Alpha Stage
MMOs more or less in alpha with a beta test on the way:
Betawatch is Massively's weekly report on the latest MMO alphas, betas, and games still meandering toward an official launch. From ArcheAge to Zentia, 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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