We've been waiting for the official launch date for what should be one of the most innovative and revolutionary online multiplayer games in history, and now we have it.  Celebrate!

According to the PlayStation Blog , Zipper Interactive's hotly anticipated online extravaganza for the PlayStation 3 will hit North American retailers on January 26, 2010. Now, if you'd like to jump into the action before then, you can always head to downtown Seattle on Friday, September 4 for the annual PAX event. "200 lucky PS Blog readers are invited to attend the 256-person function and get hands-on with a new MAG map." But if you can't make it, you should know that the game is currently in the private beta phase, but will eventually shift to the public phase at some point. We're trying to secure information for this and if we can, we'll try and get some of our readers into the beta as well (but no promises). In the meantime, it appears that yet another massively anticipated title is going to drop early next year, which means you might want to be a tad more thrifty during your holiday shopping. Don't forget to put aside money for God of War III in March, too…

While I'm not the biggest fan of online multiplayer games, I'll have to see MAG . The entire concept sounds totally over-the-top, and this is one experience that ought to be entirely unique in terms of sheer size and scope.

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King James
King James
11 years ago

And then…January turned into 2nd Christmas.

-MAG finally gets a release date…Yay!!!
-Its releasing Jan. 23rd….Aaawwwww


Last edited by King James on 8/14/2009 10:48:23 PM

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

You aint never lied about january being the 2nd christmas. Im glad they pushed it back a few months,there are way too many games coming out this holiday season.

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

"ain't never"

where did you go to school detroit…?

Tha_Joker_186
Tha_Joker_186
11 years ago

This game will revolutionize fps genre with its MASSIVE online base, hell even other genres will be revolutionized with how many players can play in this game with minimal lag as Zipper stated.

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

PS3 Architecture at its best (or earliest :P).

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

or simply stated "only possible on the ps3"

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

Ehh, too cliche mexgeo86 😛

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

This points to a December date for GT5, imo.

Anyway, I'm not a FPS person, but we'll see. This is probably the biggest multiplayer FPS to date (not sure, so don't quote me on that). So it COULD be fun carrying out missions and stuff. Instead of quick kills, then you get killed a second later, and then respawn. This might be a more strategy based FPS multiplayer. So that alone could be really fun.

Still, GT5, Uncharted 2, Ratchet and Clank, Demon's Soul over this any day, for me at least.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Well, that's almost 2009 🙂

smileylyon
smileylyon
11 years ago

PAX baby! I'll be there!

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

RESISTANCE 3 better have a 300 player cap.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Hehe
Rather, it better have a 20 player story mode 😀

^Seriously, that'd be HELLA FUN!
Or at least 2-player local in story mode (I miss that :*( )

Resistance 1 was so fun with 2 players(local)

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I know! my friends doesn't have ps3…yet. and me and him spent weeks on super human just trial and error through the whole game. Man was that fun, and insomniac did it so well too!

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

MAG: MASSIVE ASS GUNS

newchef
newchef
11 years ago

this sux now im only gonna have a month to play MAG before GoW:III comes out and idc how awesome MAG is,GoW:III will always come first

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

this game intrigues me the more i read about it… i dunno, i'm not THAT into online gaming either… there's some games that are fun but, this one's got a different vibe to it… playing with hundreds of players just seems… what's the word… … …epic?

daizycutter
daizycutter
11 years ago

battlefield 2 for pc could just about handle 64 players online ..MAG are stepping in with 256 players which i just gotta to see to believed
its a big bold claim ..im gonna be really interested in the reviews for this game!!

___________
___________
11 years ago

DAM IT!
another one slipped to next year.
i tell ya i hope Queen dont have copyright on "Another One Bites The Dust"
otherwise i would be owing them billions of dollars by now.
thats it sony you owe me GT5 for delaying so many games this year, its beyond a joke now.
actually come to think of it, take your sweet time, i would like to get this game and play it day one.
lets see if this can be the first game sony releases that works online day one.
theres a first time for everything……. ok mayb not that.


Last edited by ___________ on 8/15/2009 2:59:13 AM

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

meh….too many games for next year i won't be picking this up in till 2011

ed_winchester
ed_winchester
11 years ago

I get the feeling this game will have staggered release dates for Europe etc to ease the stress on the servers

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

I'm on the fence about this one still… I know it will impress me but it needs to start doing so! Starting with a beta invite.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Man January is looking expensive whatever totally picking this game up.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

256 players………you're gonna be in danger every second you're in the game……

los626
los626
11 years ago

w00t w00t in wave 1 of the Beta =)