If you’re waiting for the return of Tribes, your time has almost arrived. Hi-Rez Studios has announced that the closed beta phase for Tribes: Ascend is scheduled to launch on November 4. Confirmation of the beta’s launch date comes from a Cyberlink interview with Hi-Rez Studios’ Todd Harris.
During the closed beta, players will be able to sample two modes, four maps and three vehicles in 32-player matches. Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, and Rabbit Mode are all possibilities for the two modes that will be available during the beta. If you haven’t played Rabbit mode in previous Tribes titles or Planetside, it’s kind of like Capture the Flag where you get points for holding the flag while your opponents try to kill you for it.
Above: Footage from the Tribes: Ascend beta
Hi-Rez Studios free-to-play release of Tribes: Ascend is expected to launch early next year. You can head to the offical site to sign up for the upcoming beta.
Oct 10, 2011