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Starhawk Beta Starts Next Month

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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.

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16 Comments
  1. Jas-n
    Since: Aug 2008

    Damn you! Was just writing this, was ripping of Al’s post and everything -_-

    Comment posted on 21/10/2011 at 16:35.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Love it Alex is slowly turning in to the mum off Miranda. :)

      Comment posted on 21/10/2011 at 16:39.
  2. Jas-n
    Since: Aug 2008

    Also before people start moaning about it not being available for PS+ Members, it’s a sign of gratitude for the dedicated fans of Warhawk. You’ll probably get your chance in 2012 with the Uncharted crew, when it goes into open beta.

    Looking forward to that email, with 600+ hours sunk into Warhawk, surely I’m in with a chance?!

    Comment posted on 21/10/2011 at 16:36.
  3. SpikeyMikey23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Starhawk players will be the first to get an invite.

    Do you mean warhawk?

    Comment posted on 21/10/2011 at 16:37.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Aha, great minds! :)

      (or just that the both of us are very willing to point out stuff that doesn’t make sense when we see it!)

      Comment posted on 21/10/2011 at 16:39.
      • SpikeyMikey23
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        ;)

        Comment posted on 21/10/2011 at 17:09.
  4. Forrest_01
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    “The so-called Private Beta will kick off next month, and Starhawk players will be the first to get an invite”

    I’m guessing that should in fact read ‘Warhawk’ & not ‘Starhawk’??

    Comment posted on 21/10/2011 at 16:38.
  5. iAvernus
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Aw dam. I wasn’t into Warhawk when it was big. Where I lived for a few years the internet was barely enough to send emails =(

    I’ll wait patiently for Warhawk.

    Comment posted on 21/10/2011 at 16:39.
    • iAvernus
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      *Starhawk

      Comment posted on 21/10/2011 at 16:39.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        Common mistake :)

        Comment posted on 21/10/2011 at 16:41.
  6. bacon_nuts
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    Sounds fun.I Wont be in it then, didn’t play warhawk, Looking forward to starhawk though!

    Comment posted on 21/10/2011 at 16:53.
  7. JBoo
    Banned
    Since: Oct 2011

    This comment is hidden.

    Comment posted on 21/10/2011 at 19:41.
  8. MICKY17
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Shame I won’t get this from Warhawk experience, but I do hope its open to Sony’s own beta testers.

    Comment posted on 21/10/2011 at 22:43.
  9. cam_manutd
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    I hope even though it is not a direct sequel to Warhawk that it has virtually the same gameplay. If not then here’s hoping for a proper warhawk sequel :’)

    Comment posted on 22/10/2011 at 01:10.
  10. TheDeathAvenger
    Member
    Since: Forever

    The guys at Lightbox look to be doing a stellar job, Starhawk seems a brilliant evolution.

    Comment posted on 22/10/2011 at 23:12.

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