Bungie recruiting army of beta testers for next project

Now that Halo:Reach is running like a well oiled Spartan machine, developer Bungie is turning its attentions to its next project and calling on a few hundred thousand brave testers to join them.

Posted yesterday at, the 'Bungie Beta Tester Sign-up' reads: “Today we ask you, our community, to officially put your name on the list of those willing to lend a helping hand. Service requires only a account and a valid email address. In exchange, we’re offering you the unique opportunity to help us continue making improvements to our playlists, features, and online community…and the potential to help us shape our glorious future.”

Listed 'missions' include playtest and usability testing at Bungie, surveying game playing habits, and Alpha and Beta testing for the studio's next game. 

As to what that next game might be, Bungie isn't saying much except for the fact that it will be published by Actvision. Still, last month's rumblings from the studio indicate that the team is itching to do an MMO, and that's certainly the type of project that would require this many testers.

Not all registrants will be accepted, but you can put your name in the hat now by following the instructions at

Nov 19, 2010

[Source: Eurogamer]

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  • Limbo - November 20, 2010 9:12 a.m.

    Signed up for that. I love how involved Bungie is with its community. I hope they do turn out to be making an MMO, it seems like something they would be good at.
  • nightmare17 - November 19, 2010 11:16 p.m.

    Its probably gonna suck. Reach wasn't even that great.
  • therawski - November 19, 2010 10:26 p.m.

    The 8 best free-to-play MMOs link just goes to the Bungie teases MMO project article, epic fail! Are you trying to say there aren't any?
  • batmanboy11 - November 19, 2010 8:28 p.m.

    Signed myself up.
  • SausageLozenge - November 19, 2010 7:53 p.m.

    What a great idea. I've seen on other sites people giving Bungie flack for this choice, but I'll happily test their game for free. Imagine if New Vegas had some fans on that before its release.

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