MAG, the "Massive Action Game" for the PlayStation 3, has "gone gold," and drops on January 26 in North America and Asia, January 28 in Japan, and January 29 in Korea. But that's not the best news. The best news is an open beta will be available tomorrow. According to Zipper Interactive, the game's makers, everyone, in every territory, will be able to take part in the MAG open beta, but North Americans get to play starting tomorrow.
Here's what to do:
- If you're in North America, wait until Tomorrow, December 22.
- 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)
That's all there is to it. Believe me, it's worth it: The game's massive action involves 256 players engaged in a massive battle. Do sign up, and I promise I'll shoot you (I mean that in the nicest way possible.)
Source: PlayStation Blog