“Fuck it, we're doing it
live,” tweeted Uber Entertainment's Chandana Ekanayake earlier
today. No delightful Fox News schadenfreude this time around: instead, here's a free-play shooter released
onto Steam even as the developer irons out the bugs. Super Monday
Night Combat was in the midst of closed beta until very recently, but
the game's now live on Steam, thanks to “issues” which saw the
title accidentally released into the wild. Now all the world's
invited to help shepherd SMNC toward its eventual 1.0 release.
“We had a bunch of invite
issues over the weekend and the cleanest way to sort that out is to
open it up,” explains Ekanayake over on the game's forums. While
forumites and longtime players worry that the game's pre-release
imbalances make it a risky proposition for public consumption,
Ekanayake says the game's development will continue in a form “no
different that what we've been doing, which is continue to update the
You can download the
free-play title on Steam now, with “a formal announcement,
promotion etc” promised by Ekanayake in the game's next patch.
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