That didn't take very long. Six months after unveiling a trailer for a new Medal of Honor game, Electronic Arts has kicked off a public multiplayer beta for the PC and PlayStation 3, as Shacknews reports.
The PC beta looks like a relatively light—by today's standards—735MB download. You'll find it hosted at FileShack, although EA says beta keys are only "available at participating retailers as a reward for pre-ordering Medal of Honor." Once you've pre-ordered and gotten a beta redemption key, you'll need to head to this page and sign in using an EA Account to get an actual beta key.
Then, you have to hand over a photocopy of your driver's license and your social security number.
According to the beta information page, players get to fight as either coalition or insurgent forces in two multiplayer maps: one set in Iraq, the other in Afghanistan. Yes, the new Medal of Honor follows in the footsteps of the Call of Duty and Battlefield series by shifting from a World War II setting to a modern-day one. How original! At least, it doesn't look like the Russians invade in this one. The full game should be out on October 12.
|Core i5 powers bizarro Android convertible||12|
|ARM-based Opteron now available in $2,999 developer kit||12|
|Best Buy CEO: Tablets 'crashing,' PC seeing 'revival'||69|
|EA to charge $4.99/month for access to its biggest games||49|
|Gigabyte's Brix Gaming BXi5G-760 mini-PC reviewed||46|
|Orange you glad Asus made a mechanical gaming keyboard||42|
|New GeForce drivers add Shield tablet support, SLI profiles||7|
|First impressions of Nvidia's Shield Tablet||31|
|Nvidia's cascaded display tech looks awesome||36|