As promised, Sony have announced when the Starhawk beta starts. However, Dylan Jobe has some bad news to go along with the good. “Normally before a team releases a Public Beta for a game, the dev team goes through a phase known as the closed beta or ‘Private Beta.’” he says.
“This is when the dev team works very closely with a small group of colleagues from the publisher, quality assurance (QA) team, or very close friends to make sure things are solid, the gameplay is tuned, big bugs are squashed, etc. It’s all about a tight feedback loop and close interaction with the developer.”
The so-called Private Beta will kick off next month, and Starhawk Warhawk players will be the first to get an invite. It doesn’t say who’s going to get the magical golden ticket, but Jobe says that it’ll be “in waves” and the order in which players will be granted access is a “dark art”. A mix of your Warhawk rank and level, in reality.
Keep an eye on your inboxes, then.