Red Faction: Battlegrounds beta to enlist PlayStation Plus subscribers

This could be a first; THQ’s download-only Red Faction prequel is getting a beta.

“A select number” of those subscribed to Sony’s PlayStation Plus service “will be returning to Mars for some vehicular combat in the Red Faction: Battlegrounds beta,” informs the PSBlog’s preview of next week’s offerings. No details on what to expect, but those who luck out will be notified by via email as well as a PSN message.

The smasher itself is expected to arrive on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network early next year, sometime before big brother Red Faction: Armageddon‘s launch in March.