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MAG Beta: Likely To Be Invite-Only And Restricted To Europe?

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

6/29/2009 John Shepard

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Comments (27 posts)

King James
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:05:07 PM
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WHAT?! Nooooooo!!!!!!

You've won this round, Euro. But the Dollar shall rise again! ;)

Last edited by King James on 6/29/2009 10:07:29 PM

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Superman915
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:09:45 PM
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256 players.... i still need to see it to believe it.

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King James
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:33:44 PM

watch the E3 footage.

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mackid1993
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:12:16 PM
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damn you zipper, i'm switching back to buttons. :P (lame joke, i know)

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Swim_Irr
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 12:01:17 AM

Yes... Very lame indeed.
But it gave a good laugh.

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:47:20 PM
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This is just weird...

not only because 256 per map = more the merryer...

but the fact that Europe hardly gets anything...

of all things, why do they get to hoard MAG beta??

Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 6/29/2009 10:47:28 PM

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Swim_Irr
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:58:52 PM

Because zipper is overseas?

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Orvisman
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 9:30:33 AM

Nope. Zipper is in Redmond, WA.

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nath08
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 1:13:32 PM

europe shouldnt get it... are you really saying that? You said it yourself, Europe get nothing, so they deserve the MAG beta!

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King James
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 5:25:35 PM

Because the PS3 outsells the 360 there?

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NonProphet
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:49:06 PM
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How do you get an invite?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:53:04 PM
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That's cool and all for testing the game, looking for bugs, etc. But maybe it would help them before launch to test it in other regions in order to check on how it attacks the servers.

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NonProphet
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:22:47 PM
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While I am excited about this game, I think there is a good chance that the beta will have a lot more issues than most.

So the Euros can iron out the kinks...Call me when its done.

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Allelujah00
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:41:15 PM
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Abigale from SCEA posted on the MAG boards saying that it is coming to NA.

Hi, Folks-



I made a new topic on this because I was afraid my response wouldn't be seen in the thread about your Beta concerns. I'm sorry I didn't get you this information earlier today. But I still wanted to give you the official response on the confusion about the Beta.



I just wanted to clear up any misunderstandings about Shijima's post on the European forum. His comments were directed to his community and it is a mistake to think that the Beta will only be comprised of Europeans. We will be releasing more information on the Beta for MAG in the future, but we can confirm that it will include users from North America.



I know some of you already assumed that but I wanted to make sure you had the official word on it.

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=mag&thread.id=45061

Plus how could you not tell he was refering only to Europe. If he wasn't there would have been a comma before "only in Europe". I thought it was pretty clear when I read it a while back.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 12:59:39 AM

Alleluia!!!!!

Praise the lord!!

lol i want mag bad!

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souljah92
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 1:43:41 AM

good research there buddy =D
load off my chest...i wamt in on the beta reallyyy badly =p

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neostorm
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 2:18:12 AM
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man i cant wait the uncharted beta was starting to drag abit,still an exellent game though and cant wait for that one too...i heard we getting agent beta too.can anyone confirm?

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Robochic
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 7:50:23 AM
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DAMN IT, I live in Canada, well maybe once it's made for other regions i'll get invited.

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Deadman
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 8:43:28 PM

Doesn't Canada get counted as North America?
Keep hearing about PSN cards and such not making it up there are BETA invites the same?

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coldbore
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 8:29:05 AM
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well, time to make a euro account and hope for the best

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Godslim
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:57:01 AM
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yeh i thought this would happen anyway lucky 4 me iam a beta tester in europe

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tlpn99
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 2:10:29 PM
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At last about time we in Europe got something for once :)

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Godslim
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 3:47:46 PM

dude europe has had loads of betas....

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Xplicit
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 2:42:42 PM
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Yay, another good reason to be European.

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Allelujah00
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 5:20:13 PM
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Any chance of updating your post John with Abigale's information. It seems as though people didn't read my post.

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LowKey
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 8:13:02 AM
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*Shakes fist* you damn euro hippies lool, oh and Happy Canada Day by the way

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cadpig
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 4:38:48 PM
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Fine by me, let the Europeans bug test......

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