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:
“The 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?