Earlier this week we reported
on Hi-Rez Studios
acquiring the Tribes
license for the purposes of making a Tribes Universe
MMOFPS. We also sat down to talk with company CEO and lead designer Erez Goren to get the inside scoop
on the game. The original announcement, as well as our interview, indicated that alpha testing would initially be restricted to level 50 Global Agenda
players. Happily, Hi-Rez
has opened the process up a bit, and any interested parties can apply
at the game's official website.
Alpha testing is currently scheduled to begin in early 2011, and the team is looking for experienced testers and FPS players. "Because the game will be focused around huge battles on huge landscapes, we need a solid group of very dedicated testers that can help us from the game's earliest stages to validate the scalability and performance of the game, while also helping tune and refine gameplay," said executive producer Stewart Chisam.