Tribes beta dated for early November

Tribes: Ascend looks to have a beta date. According to a recent interview with Hi-Rez COO Todd Harris, the testing is to kick off early next month, on November 4th.

“The team is working hard for closed beta to start on Friday, November 4th, so, a few weeks away,” says Harris.

“We plan on announcing that more broadly next week, and as you may have known if you’ve been following us, we wanted to start in September originally, that was kind of our original plan, but there were a few adjustments that we wanted to make before beta.”

He elaborates: “Specifically, some things we’ve been working on are character progression elements, those were things that weren’t in alpha, but will be in beta, we’ll maybe get into details on some of those later, and secondly, with the changes or improvements based on feedback from the alpha testing group…Disc jump strength was one, some challenge that people had in chasing down flag cappers which is a big part of the game, basically ability to quickly gain momentum from a standstill, and even overall speed of the game.”

This all goes for PC only then. Development of the 360 version has been halted for now, as we learned back in July.

Grab some info on what content beta testers will have access to here.