Killzone to have public beta, 'of course'

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Killzone lead tester Seb Downie has confirmed that the Dutch mega-project will eventually open its doors to a multiplayer testing phase. "Of course there is going to be a public beta," says Downie (aka motherH), posting on the Killzone forums. "I have always said that any game that has an online mode needs to go through a public beta to ensure it works as intended." But what ensures that a beta works as intended?

Guerrilla Games could avoid such temporary disaster by continuing to keep development and PR low-key throughout its beta. Since the shooter's spectacular, but oft-criticized E3 preview two years ago, Killzone has become vaporware, resurfacing from time to time through rumor, but never in reality. Buzz will begin again when further beta details are disclosed -- Downie says more info "later this year" -- but don't count on Killzone's public beta becoming the sort of hype-potion that Microsoft and Bungie have recently concocted.

[Via PS3 Fanboy]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.