Raiders of the Broken Planet Re-Releasing as a Free to Play Title

Hey, do you remember Raiders of the Broken Planet? The multiplayer shooter MMO thing? Well, remove that name from your mind and replace it with a new one. Developer MercurySteam have decided to reskin the shooter as Spacelords and are now making it a fully free to play title instead.

The new-look game is promising more than just a simple update and monetization switch, though the announcement was short on details on just what that involves beyond saying all aspects of the game will have changes that “go so deep.” Regardless, everyone will get to find out when the free-to-play launch goes live on Thursday, August 23rd.

The shooter’s director Enric Álvarez was pretty succinct with the reasoning behind the shift. “We hoped [Raiders’] low price point of 9.99 per campaign- would open it up to a large number of users, but it didn’t work as we planned,” he says in a statement. “Our vision is to see our game enjoyed by millions of users for years to come and putting all of the game’s rich content into their hands for free is the way to realize it.”

As for those who bought in to the game when it was still Raiders, you’ll be duly compensated. Purchasers of the original title are going to get exclusive content that will not be offered to anyone else. There’s also an FAQ that explains what will happen to vet players once the title makes its switch.

In the meantime, you can get your Monster Magnet on with the trailer below.

Our Thoughts

The announcement of this change is pretty darn vague on what is going to make this game different from the title it’s metamorphosing from, so perhaps there will be more firm details as we get closer to the free-to-play launch. In the meantime, consider us mildly curious.

Sources: press release, official site

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The MMO Alpha and Beta List: September 8, 2017

With PAX West and Gamescom behind us it’s time for a whole lot of new things on the beta list! But first, we said goodbye to Destiny 2 which launched on console this week.

This weekend Tale of Toast and Valnir Rok are both holding limited time alpha events.

Meanwhile, City of Heroes spiritual successors Ship of Heroes and City of Titans laid out plans for their alphas. City of Titans will also be holding another Kickstarter campaign in the near future.

Fairy Tale: Hero’s Journey, Dauntless, and Total War: ARENA announced they’re making the leap to closed beta.

INSIDIA is now in Open Beta.

Ship of Heroes

Third person shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet will be holding an open beta weekend next week on September 15th and 16th.

War of Conquest started a Kickstarter campaign.

And finally, we once again got confirmation that Funcom is working on another Conan title, this one will be a turn-based strategy game. They made a public announcement after some concerns that the studio would be abandoning Conan Exiles for this title, which they aren’t.


As always you can find all of this and much more in the list below. Keep an eye out for the new flag  which will show you what is new this week.


Pre-Alpha and Alpha

Valnir Rok

Valnir Rok

Arcfall Official Site MMO Survival
Ark Park Official Site Dinosaur VR
Ashes of Creation Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG Alpha Dec 15
Battlesplash Official Site Water Shooter
Bless Online Official Site MMORPG Korea Alpha
Breakaway Official Site Sport Brawler
Camelot Unchained Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Children of Ur Official Site Glitch-revival
Closers Official Site Anime Action RPG September
Copia Official Site Strategy Card Game
Crowfall Official Site Strategy MMORPG
Dogma: Eternal Night Official Site Gothic Horror MMO
Dragon of Legends Official Site Online aRPG
Dual Universe Official Site Sci-Fi MMORPG Sept 30
Durango Official Site Mobile Dinosaur Survival Launches Q4 2017
Eco Official Site Global Survival Game
Empyrion Official Site MMORPG
Exidium Corp Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox
Fangold Official Site Digital TCG
Forsaken Legends Official Site MMORPG
Legends of Aria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Lineage Eternal Official Site Action MMORPG Delayed
Little War Online Official Site 2D MMORPG
New Dawn Official Site Survival Sandbox
OrbusVR Official Site VR MMORPG
Preta: Vendetta Rising Official Site Hack and Slash MORPG
Project Gorgon Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Pumpkin Online Official Site Non-Combat Game
Rebel Horizons Official Site Sci-Fi MMO
Sacrament Official Site Indie MMORPG
SamuTale Official Site Sandbox MMO
Sea of Thieves Official Site Pirate Adventure MMO Technical Alpha
Skara – The Blade Remains Official Site MOBA(ish)
 Tale of Toast Official Site Indie PvP  Alpha Weekend
Valiance Online Official Site Superhero MMORPG
 Valnir Rok Official Site Norse Sandbox  Alpha Weekend
Zombie Barricades Official Site 3rd Person RPG


Early Access

Savage Lands

Savage Lands

Abatron Official Site RTS FPS
Age of Heroes VR Official Site MMORPG inspired VR
Arena: Cyber Evolution Official Site Sports MOBA
Battalion 1944 Official Site WW2 Multiplayer Shooter
Battlerite Official Site Team Arena Brawler
Boundless Official Site Voxel Sandbox MMO
Citadel: Forged With Fire Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
Conan Exiles Official Site Open World Survival Launch Q1 2018
Dark and Light Official Site Dark Survival MMORPG
Days of War Official Site WWII Shooter
DayZ Official Site Zombie Survival
Descent: Underground Official Site Multiplayer Sci-Fi Shooter
Divided We Fall Official Site Team Strategy Game
Fortnite Official Site 3rd Person Action Builder
Gloria Victis Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Golden Rush Official Site 4-Team MOBA
Grav Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
Guardians of Ember Official Site Hack’n’Slash MMORPG
H1Z1: Just Survive Official Site Zombie Survival
H1Z1: King of the Kill Official Site Battle Royale Survival
Heavy Gear Assault Official Site MMO-ish PvP Arena
Hellion Official Site Multiplayer Space Survival
Hyper Universe Official Site Side Scroll MOBA
Islet Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
JCB Pioneer: Mars Official Site Survival Sandbox
Jeklynn Heights Official Site Match-Based Multiplayer
Kings and Heroes Official Site Co-Op Action RPG
Labyrinth Official Site CCG RPG
Lifeless Official Site Zombie Survival
Line of Defense Official Site MMOFPS
Linkrealms Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Naval Action Official Site Naval Sandbox MMO
Novus Inceptio Official Site Sandbox Survival MMO
Of Kings and Men Official Site Multiplayer Strategy
One Tower Official Site Micro MOBA
Osiris: New Dawn Official Site Space Survival Adventure
Out of Reach Official Site Survival Sandbox
Overpower Official Site MOBA-Style MMOFPS
Pathfinder Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Official Site Battle Royale Survival
Project Genom Official Site Sci-Fi Shooter
Quake Champions Official Site Shooter
Riding Out Official Site Horse MMO
Rokh Official Site Sci-Fi Survival
Saga of Lucimia Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Savage Lands Official Site Multiplayer Survival
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Star Citizen Official Site Spaceship Simulator
Stash Official Site Turn-Based RPG
The Black Death Official Site Medieval Survival MMO
The Exiled Official Site PvP Sandbox
The Isle Official Site Dinosaur Survival
The Culling Official Site Battle Royale Shooter
Throne of Lies Official Site Social Deduction
Tiger Knight Empire At War Official Site PvP Strategy
TUG Official Site Sandbox Survival
Utherous Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
VRobot Official Site Robot Smash VR
Wild Buster Official Site Sci-fi Hack’n’Slash October
Wild Terra Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Win That War! Official Site MMORTS


Closed Beta

Fairy Tail: Hero’s Journey

Battlerite Official Site Team Arena Brawler
 Dauntless Official Site Co-op Action RPG
Escape From Tarkov Official Site Military MMO
Fable Fortune Official Site Digital TCG
 Fairy Tale: Hero’s Journey Official Site Online RPG
Fringe Wars Official Site Space MOBA Spring 2018
Lost Ark Official Site Diablo-esque Action Game Korea Only
Luna Online Official Site Anime MMORPG SE Asia Beta
Moonlight Blade Official Site MMORPG Korea Only, Sept 7-30
One Tower Official Site Micro MOBA
Paragon Official Site MOBA
PigBang Official Site Mobile MOBA
Shadowgun Legends Official Site Destiny-like Mobile
Shattered Skies Official Site Survival Shooter
Shot Online Golf Official Site Golf the MMO
Soul Master Official Site RTS/RPG Blend
The Amazing Eternals Official Site FPS-Deckbuilding Strategy Formerly Called Keystone
 Total War: ARENA Official Site RTS Battle
Worlds Adrift Official Site Sandbox MMO


Open Beta

Raiders of the Broken Planet

ArcheAge Begins Official Site Mobile Spinoff
Dreadnought Official Site Internet Spaceships PS4 Beta
Ever, Jane Official Site Jane Austen MMORPG
INSIDIA Official Site Strategy PvP
Kritika Online Official Site Action RPG Launch Sept
MU Legend Official Site Action MMORPG Delayed to Nov
Paladins Official Site Team-Based Shooter
 Raiders of the Broken Planet Official Site 4v1 Shooter Sept 15-16
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Supernova Official Site Sci-fi MOBA
Transformers Online Official Site Overwatch a-like Chinese Beta
Virtual Earth Online Official Site World Building



War of Conquest

Citadel of Sorcery Open Donation MMORPG
 City of Titans Kickstarter Superhero MMORPG Coming Soon
Exile Online Gofundme Dystopia Cyberpunk In Development
Life is Hard Kickstarter RP MMO Ends Sept 29
Majestic The Card Game Kickstarter Card Game Ends Sept 10
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Open Donation Fantasy MMORPG
Sacrament Patreon Indie MMORPG
Shadow’s Kiss Patreon Vampire Adult MMORPG
Star Citizen Open Donation Space Simulator MMO
Valiance Online Open Donation Superhero MMORPG Ongoing
 War of Conquest Kickstarter MMORTS Ends Oct 5


Announced But Unplayable

City of Titans

Chronicles of Elyria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
 City of Titans Official Site Superhero MMORPG Pre-Alpha 2017
Royal Blood Official Site Mobile MMORPG
Ship of Heroes Official Site Superhero MMORPG
Alpha Dec 2017, Beta Dec 2018
 Untitled Funcom Conan Game Turn-based Strategy
Vermintide 2 Official Site Warhammer Shooter
Wild West Online Official Site Wild West Sandbox MMORPG
Wizard Online Official Site VR MMORPG
Confirmed on hiatus but not dead



The Amazing Eternals

 The Amazing Eternals Beta Keys
 Seas of Gold Beta Keys
 Swords of Divinity Open Beta Gift

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