That’s right Zipper Interactive has announced today that not only has MAG gone Gold but the next Beta, MAG Beta 5 will be available for anyone that has a PS3 and an internet connection. You wont need any codes or anything to get into this Beta. Here’s a little more about the upcoming Beta:
But what’s so great about MAG Beta 5? Well, to start, it will take place worldwide — so if you’re in a territory with a PlayStation 3 and an Internet connection, you qualify to be a part of it. What’s more is that you won’t need any special permissions or code keys to participate, you’ll just get it and go! Complete access to the game’s 64-player sabotage and 256-player Domination modes are pretty good reasons to get excited too.
Of course, the best news about MAG Beta 5 is that you’ll be able to download the client in North America starting tomorrow, December 22! Additionally, PS3 owners in Asia can start downloading the file on December 25, while the European store will make it available on January 4. Check back for details on Japanese PSN store access in the near future.
Now that you know where to get the MAG Beta, your path to playing it is a simple three-step process:
- Log on to the PlayStation Store (tomorrow) and download the MAG Beta file like you would any other freely-available PSN video or demo (298 MB)
- Launch the MAG Beta program from your XMB to download a special patch that will restart MAG once the update has been received (another 38 MB)
- After the reboot, the beta will reconnect and download the actual game data so that you can play (1.8 GB – 2.3 GB depending on your region)
Now remember you will be able to download the client but wont be able to play until January 4, 2010 5AM PST. This Beta will end January 10, 11:59PM PST and the full game will be released January 26th in the US, Japan, Korea and the rest of Asia. So if you have played the Beta previously and want to play some more here’s your chance. This will also give those that missed out on the last Beta a chance to see what all the hype is about.
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