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Tribes: Ascend Closed Beta Now Accepting Applicants

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Hi-Rez Studios is launching the first wave of its Tribes: Ascend closed beta in the next few weeks, and is now accepting applications.

Wednesday Hi-Rez Studios sent over a quick note announcing that it's now accepting applications for the first phase of the Tribes: Ascend closed beta which begins in a few weeks. Although the actual launch date wasn't given, Hi-Rez plans to grant access to thousands of "hand-selected" players worldwide.

"During this initial beta phase, Tribes: Ascend players will experience 4 multiplayer maps, 2 game-modes and 3 vehicles as they progress through 12 playable classes in fast-paced, high-flying online multiplayer matches of up to 32 people," the studio said. "Hi-Rez Studios will continue to increase the number of beta participants through the end of this year in preparation for a general game release in Q1 of 2012."

As noted, the game has been officially delayed, pushed back from its original Q4 2011 release schedule. However, when launched, Tribes: Ascend will be the first new Tribes game to be released since Tribes: Vengeance hit the PC way back in 2004.

According to the studio, Tribes: Ascend will be the official multiplayer successor to 2001's Tribes 2, and will be brought to the PC as a digital download using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3. The game will also arrive on the Xbox 360 console, launching alongside the PC version when they both go live early next year.

To sign up for the closed beta, head here.

Tribes: Ascend - Gameplay Teaser

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    radium69 , September 15, 2011 9:45 AM
    Trailer looks good!
    Looks like a lot of fun too.
    Had quite some fun with Vengeance :) 

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    maxiim , September 15, 2011 9:51 AM
    This really reminds me of UT, not as gloomy and dark from the screenshots. But really does remind me of the UT days....before all this CoD shit.
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    lucky015 , September 15, 2011 9:52 AM
    I see Halo.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , September 15, 2011 10:31 AM
    What I've seen looks good,but will it be.
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    alidan , September 15, 2011 11:02 AM
    already signed up for beta, but i doubt i will get in... heres hoping honesty is valued by them.
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    ojas , September 15, 2011 12:06 PM
    this looks like halo...except they're people jumping around like crazy...seems fun though...
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    jgiron , September 15, 2011 1:46 PM
    before Halo, there was Tribes
    Tribes introduced vehicle combat, armor classes, deploy-able items, skiing and SHAZBOT!
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    everett mcgee , September 15, 2011 1:53 PM
    It would be the other way around if anything. Starsiege Tribes came out in 1998 and Halo came out in 2001. Sad to say but alot of the people playing games today probably weren't old enough when the original tribes came out to remember it. That was the year I got a Celeron 300 MHz CPU and overclocked it to an amazing 450 MHz. I have been waiting along time and hoping true Tribes game play wasn't dead forever. Tribes 1 and 2 were awesome games (vengeance dropped the ball). I hope they have integrated or will allow Renegades and shifter mods as those 2 were by far the best. Tom if you have any pull at all with them please tell Hi-Rez Studios that one of the things that made tribes great was the ability to have the mods and custom maps. Different people like a little bit different styles of game play and weapons, armor and tactics. Mods, mods, mods!!!

    Tribes Player: Mortarmore
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , September 15, 2011 2:06 PM
    jgiron is right,so take notice of him f***.
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    geekapproved , September 15, 2011 2:19 PM
    I played the original Tribes and it was one of the best games ever. You can have combat mid air with your jetpack.
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    NuclearShadow , September 15, 2011 2:29 PM
    Shazbot! That looks good! I love the Tribes games and signing up for this beta now.
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    t2couger , September 15, 2011 3:51 PM
    VGY VGY "Vocal Global Yes"
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    TomsSound , September 15, 2011 4:31 PM
    Loved Tribes 1... I'd still be playing it to this day. Had it not been for the rampant cheating.
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    Anonymous , September 15, 2011 4:33 PM
    tribes is one of the best games ive ever played, requires more communication and teamwork than any game out there. i advise playing if the dev's listen to people it will be a good mix and not another T:V
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    belardo , September 15, 2011 4:36 PM
    So... maybe its UT3.... done right, with Tribes style of combat?

    I'm signing up.
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    Anonymous , September 15, 2011 5:52 PM
    Did the sign-up work for anyone?
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    soccerplayer88 , September 15, 2011 7:13 PM
    In a FPS saturated market? No thanks and good luck.

    Only other FPS I'm waiting for is Planetside 2, and that's a ways out.
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    Mystre316 , September 15, 2011 11:56 PM
    Cod became shit after World At War. UT2k4 > UT3.

    but Cod4 > UT2k4
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    aarong , September 16, 2011 12:06 AM
    I've been looking forward to this for a long time. Vengeance was a big disappointment. I would probably still be playing Tribes 2 if they'd ever figured out how to get rid of the "Unhandled Exception Error" that plagued me when I played it. Here's hoping there is a Houston Vehicles server.
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    Anonymous , September 16, 2011 4:17 AM
    No PS3 or OS X support? Lame! Get with the times.
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