When it comes to beta testing, gamers have become quite spoiled in this new generation; they all feel entitled to a position in every big test. And while many huge titles have been public in the recent past, you can't expect all of them to be open to everyone on earth.
However, that may not soften the blow for those who have been desperately hoping to be part of the MAG beta experience. We knew a test was coming but for whatever reason, many believed it would be a public beta and gamers could secure their position in any number of ways. For example, all you had to do to gain entrance to the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves multiplayer beta was purchase inFamous from GameStop (and there were other ways of getting in, too). But unfortunately, MAG 's European Franchise Manager posted a disappointing clarification on the official Euro PlayStation forums :
"Sorry to pee on your proverbials all, but MAG is likely to be tested by the Beta Trial community only in Europe. If plans change then you’ll be made aware of how you can register, but I just don’t want people getting their hopes up unnecessarily."
Bah. We so wanted in! But like he said, this isn't written in stone just yet so perhaps things can change in the near future. Given the massive hype that continues to surround this game, one would hope that we would receive some public beta invitations; after all, we're talking about 256-player battlefields, right? The more, the better! Maybe if there's enough of a fan outcry for Zipper Interactive to open the beta to a much larger group of testers, it'll happen. Keep your fingers crossed.
Related Game(s): MAG