Palia dropped a surprise announcement that a Closed Beta is coming in August. See the trailer below! Also the game was announced for the Nintendo Switch console and stated it was coming out "this year". It was not clear if that was just a Switch release or if we'd see the PC release.
The game has been on my radar for it's developers pedigree from past projects (mainly Blizzard and World of Warcraft). Palia is also aiming to be a "non-combat" MMORPG focused on life skills (crafting, gathering, building, etc) and social interactions. It may just be right for this aging gamer and hoping to sneak into a beta slot!