Skyforge's next closed beta test, CBT4, is expected to hit sometime in June. While Obsidian Entertainment and My.com haven't released an exact date for the free to play MMORPG's next test, they did at least tell us June on a Facebook post last month.
The dev teams have also hinted at a Summer Open Beta in previous posts. Put it all together and if you're waiting for open beta, you've got a July/August window to wait until. However, Community Manager, Spunky, took to the Skyforge forums yesterday to confirm that CBT4 will in fact be the last closed beta test for the game unless something goes horribly wrong. He went on to say, "...CBT4 will be the last CBT event before OBT. That being said, the time difference between CBT4 and OBT will depend on how well CBT4 goes."
Maybe I'm reading between the lines a little but it sounds an awful lot like we'll be seeing Skyforge's open beta sometime in July. I'd say around the 13th of July if I had to put money down on it. To me, it's unlikely that the game will have any huge issue that will delay things seeing as the game is running overseas in testing phases ahead of the North American testing phases. That combined with Spunky's comments kind of point out that they may not want to put too much time in between CBT4 and open beta.
It sounds like the best time frame possible for Skyforge in my book. With FFXIV's expansion dropping at the end of this month and WildStar going free to play in the fall (not to mention a GW2 expansion on the horizon), a July open beta gives Skyforge a little room by itself as a major release in the free to play space and the overall MMO space as a whole.
Could we see an open beta in July? Let me know what you think below!
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