Checking the old TVGB inbox this morning brought a surprise, not only does some foreign prince still want us to hold some money for him, but the ModNation Racers beta has been launched and keys for access have been sent out to PS3 users who registered on the ModNation website. Some may also have gotten access to the beta, without relying on a random draw, because they picked up the Little Big Planet GOTY edition which had a code inside; something to remember if you did not get notification today.
The online beta runs from today until January 10 of next year, during which time players can create their Mod character, karts, and tracks to share with the world. No word on if items created within the beta will be carried over into the final version when it launches sometime in 2010. Hopefully they will, we would hate to spend hundreds of hours designing the perfect TVGB Kart-o-Doom only to have to start all over.