Warframe, the game about people piloting superhuman space-fish suits, has been on our radar for some time now. The game has promised an extremely fluid and visceral third person co-op experience and from the recent dev diaries including the one released this week (above), it certainly looks poised to deliver.

But of course none of that really matters in the end. What really matters to gamers the most is when will they get their hands on the beta? This week.

Yes, the beta starts this week but it will most certainly only start with a lucky few who achieved VIP status. The official quote from the announcement post lays it out:

β€œThe Closed Beta test for Warframe has begun and we have slowly started adding players into the game. The first people to play the game were randomly chosen from our VIP list. And, over the coming months, we will continue to add new Beta testers to the mix.”

VIP status is just a fancy name for people who use a referral link to sign up other individuals. While it is certainly not the only way for people to get into the beta it is a bit silly in my opinion to separate beta applicants by who got the most referrals since the beta or at least the first closed beta phase is suppose to be for improving the game. Someone who receives extra referrals may not make him a better beta tester then someone else who applied at the same time.

Regardless, we will wait like we always do until we receive our normal beta invites and make our own judgements of the game. You can sign up on the official site now for a chance at a beta key. How far would you go to get into a popular game beta?

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  1. datoamo on November 1, 2012

    I’m a VIP…If i can post some videos i’ll surely do!
    Hope no NDA is on πŸ™‚
    Reply if u want tons of warframe videos!

  2. Payback on October 31, 2012

    Oh…so,,,much…slicing. We need to make a new genre in gaming called slice and dice.

  3. DiBBz on October 29, 2012

    My m8 is in this game got a chance to play it at his house today let me just say its fantastic defo worth checking out if you get a invite then be sure you wont be like a 7 year old on Christmas day all happy and hyper that you got it πŸ˜€

    i would also believe its at least worth buying a founders pack if one comes out that is however there is a tone of bugs and disconnection issues however i feel those will be fixed in due time

  4. FPS2RPG on October 28, 2012

    is there gonna be key giveaway?

  5. Zero on October 28, 2012

    they should put like sneak attack moves when your above them or something, and it says a button on you press it and you kill them while sneaking on them

  6. ZeroX57 on October 27, 2012

    Awesome game but bugs ruin it :/ Mission is almost completed but the objective cannot be done due to system not responding :/ Other than that gameplay is very smooth and graphics are awesome! πŸ˜€

  7. Payback on October 27, 2012

    Got myself invited to Beta. It’s pretty cool but shit load of bug.

  8. IHateMMOs on October 27, 2012

    The game has a ton of problems right now, but dear god, its so addictive. There’s not many variations to the missions, but its so fun to slice and dice. I can see this game being incredible in the future if they play their cards right.

  9. MaxHavok on October 27, 2012

    that quiet guy is kinda creepy…hes just sitting there watching the conversation happen. i wonder what sick,crazy thoughts are going through his mind,lol

  10. Vieric on October 26, 2012

    Lots of waiting on new games lately…while waiting is quite boring and far from my favorite thing to do, it does mean there have been (and still are) quite a lot of interesting projects as of late.

    It’s been a long time since I’ve had this much interest in new games coming out. This bodes well as I’ve been feeling as though the market was starting to stagnate, and I was getting a bit worried. Hopefully this stream of fine games will continue for some time. And this applies not just to MMOs, but to the gaming industry in general.

    • Marry on December 16, 2012

      members (affiliate link) were given the opportunity to get a BETA veirson of the framework and spend some time building child themes while at the same time squashing

  11. BuriedShadows on October 26, 2012

    The Game is Bad Ass but trust me if you are patient and wait a little while you might enjoy it more because some of the bugs will be gone by the time you get your invites.

  12. SneezE on October 26, 2012

    *starts video*
    *stares at the screen while it loads*
    *video starts*

  13. r0ck3t on October 26, 2012

    its hell to just sit and wait or the beta key =(

  14. War2Good on October 26, 2012

    Im already playing. Game looks great. Just wish the best for developers and strength to fix all bugs.