Train2Game students have the opportunity to play Tribes: Ascend which as of today is in open beta. That means the multiplayer shooter is available to play for free to anyone who registers an account on the Tribes: Ascend official website.
The free-to-play title from Georgia based Hi-Rez Studios is officially scheduled for a full launch later this year, but the open beta is essentially giving players a taste of what will be available.
Tribes: Ascend currently features five different maps, nine unique classes and three different game modes including old FPS favourites Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag. Vehicles, jet packs and skiing all feature in what looks to be a fast paced multiplayer shooter.
See Tribes: Ascend – built using Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 – in action by watching the trailer below, right here on The Train2Game Blog.
Beta testing is an excellent way for Train2Game students, especially those on the Games QA Tester course to practice their bug hunting skills. Not only that, but in an interview with the Train2Game blog, Trion Worlds Senior QA Tester Karl Tars said that beta testing is potentially a way to get into the industry.
What are your impressions of Tribes: Ascend? Will you be playing the open beta?
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