Want to get your hands on Halo 3 as soon as possible? No problem…Microsoft just started accepting requests (click here to skip the splash screen) from people to test out Halo 3 Beta which will be available in the Spring of 2007. Not only do you get to play the game but you also get to be included in the development process. There are, however, some requirements that you have to meet before you register:
- You must be 17 years or older and a resident of the 50 United States (includes District of Columbia) or Canada.
- An Xbox 360 Pro console (includes hard-drive) or an Xbox 360 Core console with hard drive.
- A valid Xbox Live Gold subscription.
- A valid Microsoft. NET Passport account with a Xbox Live gamertag linked.
People who live in Europe will be able to register for the same Beta (that launches in the Spring) at a later date according to the site.
The real question is why has it taken so long to release Xbox’s “claim to fame” game? This thing should have been ready when the Xbox launched last year but somehow a closed Beta is finally popping up one and a half years later. I still only have the regular Xbox and Halo 1 and Halo 2 are definitely my favorite games, but I have not felt compelled to buy a new system as of right now. If Microsoft was really smart they would have Halo 3 ready for release when Nintendo and Sony launched their new systems, but they didn’t. All I have to say is that this game better be pretty darn amazing for taking this long to develop.
News Source: BetaNews