Sony beginning phased rollout for Lightbox's online-only multiplayer shooter on Tuesday with Capture the Flag, handful of maps.
Sony and Lightbox Interactive are prepping Starhawk for an early 2012 launch, and the online multiplayer game's beta test is just around the corner. Today, Lightbox confirmed that Starhawk's closed beta test will begin next Tuesday, November 22.
In a post to the PlayStation Blog, Sony senior producer Harvard Bonin said beta invites will be progressively doled out. However, the studio has previously indicated that gamers can increase their odds of receiving a beta invite by ranking up in Warhawk and participating in the Warhawk community.
The initial phase of Starhawk's closed beta phase will feature the Capture the Flag game type. Participants will have unlimited access to this mode on "a couple" of different maps, according to Bonin. The testing phase will also be used to put Starhawk's match-making system through its paces.
Those who pick up a new copy of Uncharted 3 will find a voucher guaranteeing access to the game's open beta, which is slated to begin in early 2012. Bonin noted that this testing phase will include a wider variety of game modes, weapons, and other content.
Taking a sci-fi Western approach, Starhawk is a successor to 2007's PlayStation Network downloadable third-person shooter Warhawk. Unlike its predecessor, Lightbox Interactive's Starhawk will include a single-player campaign in addition to its multiplayer component. A new mechanic to the series will allow on-the-fly building of structures on the battlefield, and the jetlike Hawks return to join a host of other vehicles, including mechs and jeeps.
For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Starhawk.
@ cometkd "Those who pick up a new copy of Uncharted 3 will find a voucher guaranteeing access to the game's open beta, which is slated to begin in early 2012." So why are you waiting for the 22nd? @ Megavideogamer It looks like you are the only person here claiming to have a copy of Uncharted 3 that actually read (could read) the entire article. I hope they give you a shot with your current Warhawk level, or that you become #1 on the leader boards when Starhawk comes out. The intelligence you've shown so far says you deserve it. BTW, that's not a dig.
Well I do have Uncharted 3 so I guess I can do the open beta. I even have a disc copy of WarHawk. Unlikely I would hit the level needed in time for the closed beta. Starhawk should be a great experience in 2012 (or whenever Sony launches this game) I guess starHawk will be 3D compatible. Huh?
I checked out in PS Blog and it says in quote: " We?ll also be working with great partners like G4, IGN, GameSpot, GameTrailers, 1UP, Kotaku, WIRED, USA Today, CNET, Maxim, and TIME (just to name a few) to make sure there are even more chances for you to get into the Private Beta." So Imma guess you are giving away beta codes?
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