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Killzone 2 Open Beta Starting, Are U.S. Gamers Involved?

Many have been awaiting news of the impending public beta for Killzone 2, but we have yet to hear about an official announcement from developer Guerilla.

However, it seems they're preparing to make the move from closed to public testing due to tips we've received from readers and an e-mail that's making the rounds on the Internet. The e-mail was sent to those involved in the closed beta and simply tells them to move forward into the open beta. Here it is, courtesy of European gaming site, PS3 Sense:

"Dear Killzone®2 Closed Beta Test participant,

Firstly we would like to thank you for your previous participation in this beta. The support and feedback you provided is always much appreciated.

We are now excited to announce that we're entering the public beta for Killzone 2. As a previous participant within the closed beta we're happy to confirm your place for this next phase. To get set-up all you have to is follow the instructions below."

But as Guerilla is a European developer and this e-mail is on a Euro site, we can't assume this applies to the North American region as well. We're certainly hoping gamers in the U.S. won't be left out of the public beta for too much longer, but there's no way of knowing until we see something official. If you're in the U.S and have received a beta update/invite e-mail, please feel free to tell us about it. If not, well...Resistance 2 is here, and that kicks plenty of ass, so don't complain. ;)

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

11/5/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (39 posts)

Tim Speed24
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 1:39:53 PM
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C'mon public beta....Let me in the Killzone!

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 1:43:04 PM
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should be good!

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bonifidehustla
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 2:34:36 PM
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well here is what Killzone Dev said on official playstation forums

1. Only the European codes have gone out.

2. Not even all the European codes have gone out.

3. Even if they have, that does not mean the beta is closed for them from that point on.

4. Who are the 24/7 guys? You've been on this forum a week.

here the link http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=killzone2&thread.id=59161&view=by_date_ascending&page=4

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N a S a H
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 3:07:23 PM
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I know someone who was in the closed one and they said it's good but nothing special.

I still think it looks Awesome though :D

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Ville Valo400
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 3:09:07 PM
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YESSS!! woooo Europe damn Northern Ireland will probably get shafted again

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 3:30:53 PM
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UK got their invites :)

KZ2 is something special imo.

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djjake
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 3:46:41 PM
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open beta mean anyone from psn id's can get an invite, or is this something you have to apply for?

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shaydey77
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 3:50:47 PM
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wow theres more irish people here thn i realized..I just hope KZ lives up to the hype..i realy realy dont want another HAZE..

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 4:01:16 PM
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lol Haze... I didnt think Haze was that bad, but I know what you mean about Hype!!

open Beta means you pretty much got to be part of the offical site I think (member), I could be wrong... but thats what I figured because the official site is now linked to the PSN via id sign in.

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FLYING_APE
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 4:10:30 PM

i thought it was very funny watching the cutscene. it was so awful thats what made it funny. i bought from ebay for Ā£11.

only on playstion 3

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:38:47 PM

jesus, wtf is flying ape talking about? its like nothing he says contributes to any article that his statements are posted in...

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Fabi
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 4:01:40 PM
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I'm not interested at all in Killzone's mutiplayer for some reason...

I just want to experience the realism of the atmosphere in those epic looking battles (against NPCs). I doubt it will be any better than what is already out there.

Last edited by Fabi on 11/5/2008 4:02:00 PM

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 4:17:50 PM
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im sure its pretty good. they surely have had enough time and enough good examples to make the game decent! lol.. hope so anyway.

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crapreviews
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 4:19:07 PM
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Hmmm i didnt get an email about that. Wonder if im still in it or not.

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Zaben
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 5:01:35 PM
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O_O I got a code.
And I am not from the UK.
So w00t!

You've been accepted as a member of the crack team of fighters assigned to beta test the all-new KillzoneĀ® 2. Follow the instructions below to joint he public beta and make sure the true history of the ISA's origin and of the colony on Vekta is preserved for future generations. It's in your hands. Good luck.

:]

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Zaben
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 5:03:47 PM

Also, I didn't sign up for anything that I know of... The only thing I can think of is that they used the Resistance 2 and LittleBigPlanet beta sign-ups. Either that or it's just random choosing.

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churlish
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 5:10:41 PM
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I'm from the uk, got my code today and been playing for about an hour IT IS AWESOME. I'm not trying to make anyone feel bad about not getting in yet but from what I've played so far it is living up to the hype. Get excited people this is the game we've been promised for so long.

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Jed
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 10:11:56 PM

damn man, I was already stoked about it, I gotta go download it right now. Would you say it was as good as the R2 beta?(if you were in it)

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churlish
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:44:41 PM

I love the co op in R2 but Killzone is imao even better.

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churlish
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 5:13:27 PM
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Also can only say on my email it said welcome to the public english beta test so dont know if anyone outside uk has been invited.

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Gogaku
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 5:24:32 PM
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I got a code, and I'm registered as being American (although I'm not). I think they went out to a lot of people today, in North America too.

"Welcome Killzone 2 Public Beta Tester" etc. etc.

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chewookie
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 6:06:22 PM
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Hey guys scored my code and downloading now! Received at 2:56 pm. pst. I am in home beta and was in Little Big Planet, Resistance 2, and socom betas. Check Your emails! Now off to play more Resistance 2 before I finish downloading.

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 6:42:27 PM
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Resistance or Killzone ...which do you think is better for online?

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DIsmael85
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 7:01:21 PM
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I got my code today!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!! When things can only get better. Damn I love this console :P.

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TravisRSCX
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 7:55:25 PM
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YEAH I GOT IT TOO!!!

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Jed
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 10:04:55 PM
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Just got my US code. I didnt sign up for anything though. I am a member of the PS Underground, I'm in the HOME beta, and I was very active in the Resistance 2 beta.

Last edited by Jed on 11/5/2008 10:09:29 PM

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Qubex
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:10:24 PM
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I must check my emails to see if I am in too :)

Q!

"I aM HoMe"

* HOME Beta Tester *

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Booshwa
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:41:38 AM
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Yeah, I got a Killzone 2 invite!!! I didn't sign up for anything to do with Killzone 2 nor am I a Qore Member, but I did keep my profile updated on the Playstation Forum which they said that it helps to get into betas and stuff. Does anyone else do this?

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Troy Powers
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 8:43:45 AM
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I'm in Cleveland. Got mine. I was in the R2 beta (Gamestop pre-order) and LBP beta. I haven't played it yet though. Couldn't get a connection last night.

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IonHawk
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:12:14 AM
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Yesterday was the best day ever! First I get my copy of Resistance 2 Collector's edition (is it weird that I love the Co-op campaign more than the single player one?), then I get an invite to the Killzone 2 public beta (I'm from Minneapolis- I had registered at the official site), and then later yesterday I get an invite to the Home public beta!! Good times!!

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King James
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 2:25:53 PM
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In Houston, I got the code!!!!! Sony! U keep feeding me great games!!!! I'm getting obese over here!

Last edited by King James on 11/6/2008 2:26:29 PM

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AceTatsujin
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 8:01:21 PM
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Got the code. Game is too damn good to describe. It's the best FPS I have ever played, and considering how CoD5 gameplay is ... K2 > CoD4 + 5 period.

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King James
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 8:50:02 PM
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I love the visuals on Killzone 2. Very original and very different. Hard to describe the flow/feel of the game. But I like it. The level design is spectacular. Can't play this beta too much. Killzone 2 will be cutting in on Resistance 2's time.

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FullMetalSasuke
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 9:03:54 PM
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I want to play the killzone 2 beta so badly cause did't get the chance to play resistance 2 beta i need to play a beta any beta i dont care i just want too play

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:35:12 PM
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Gonna try to get in this one. Haven't made up my mind on the game yet.

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dillonthebunny
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 7:25:56 AM
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why dont some of you join PSXE and the clan?

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iwantnewgames
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 11:51:31 AM
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I am from Florida and I just received my beta code for Killzone 2 yesterday. I also had the Resistance 2 beta but I only got that like a week before the game came out which I thought was odd.

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iwantnewgames
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 11:51:49 AM
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I am from Florida and I just received my beta code for Killzone 2 yesterday. I also had the Resistance 2 beta but I only got that like a week before the game came out which I thought was odd.

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Xplicit
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 4:46:15 PM
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well game company's are always so quick to leave the UK out so i see no problem in leaving the US out, :-P....

LOL, hope you get it anyway!!!

Last edited by Xplicit on 11/7/2008 4:46:30 PM

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