Starhawk has begun it’s private beta testing phase, and as you would expect, video footage from the beta has begun to surface. The video above shows off some capture the flag gameplay, and also highlights the defense elements that allow you to purchase upgrades to place on the battlefield as the game progresses. As you can see, there’s a lot going on in a single Starhawk match.
From the creators of Warhawk comes a bold new 3rd Person shooter adventure where you can change the battlefield instantly in the heat of combat. In the future, humanity’s last hope lies in the lawless frontier of space where factions battle over the universe’s most precious resource, Rift Energy. Caught in the middle is Emmett Graves, an outcast gunslinger who is drawn back to the planet that abandoned him, to face a fierce outlaw and his warband of followers. Experience intense frenetic combat on foot, in vehicles, or in the air and discover a new type of shooter gameplay with the new “Build & Battle” system.
Gain the tactical advantage by calling upon an arsenal of weapons, vehicles, and fortifications, violently delivered from an orbiting drop ship to help turn the tide of battle. Engage in epic 32 player online battles and see maps dynamically change depending completely on each player’s strategy or team up with friends and protect your claim against waves of AI opponents in online and offline Co-op modes.
As PlayStation 3 owners get closer to the 2012 launch date for the game, the beta will open to include more players. Those that bought Uncharted 3 got a beta access code, and will get access in early 2012.