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Dec 09

MAG Official Box Art + Statistics from the Beta

Jeremy Dunham's Avatar Posted by Sr. Community Manager, Zipper Interactive

We’ve been exceedingly grateful to those of you who participated in our MAG beta tests over the last several months and couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out.

Naturally, with the end of our beta cycle, comes the countdown to our final release on January 26, and what better way to start that countdown than to reveal the final, “official” box art that you’ll find in the United States and Canada. Have a gander!

MAG Packfront Final!

Pretty sweet isn’t it? Yeah, we like it too.

Now that you know what to look for in the future, let’s go back to the past for a moment and talk about some interesting information we gathered over the last month.

  • More than 42,000 matches were played over the course of the full public beta (August 17 – December 5).
  • During October’s beta period alone nearly 534,000+ miles were traveled in-game by MAG players each week.
  • During the final month of the Beta 4 and 4.5 periods (November 9 – December 5):
    • Of the more than 65,000 players that logged on, 17,000 of them qualified for Squad Leader, 3500 people qualified for Platoon Leader, 1100 folks made it all the way to OIC, and 206 dedicated warriors made it all the way to the level 60 experience cap.
    • Nearly 18 million kills were made and an excess of 700 million shots were fired.
    • The Top 3 most played maps all belonged to the Sabotage mode. They were, in order, Syr Darya Uplink, Darien Network, and Copper Hills Relay.
  • You can check out some of our dedicated Beta tester all-stars over on the Official MAG Blog.

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Megakizz said:

December 10th, 11:49 am

I like the box art.

ATOMS11 said:

December 10th, 11:50 am

Looks good! Great choice!

RynoIV said:

December 10th, 11:51 am

Loved the beta. Not too fond of the box. Looks too cluttered.

ggamdori said:

December 10th, 11:53 am

Great stuff. but certain two PMCs will be pissed :)

octeschMC said:

December 10th, 11:54 am

first person box art.

Wardork said:

December 10th, 11:54 am

Woo… looks great i played in the beta and can’t wait for MAG to come out.

Bris_Blade said:

December 10th, 11:58 am

Great Box Art!, When is this set to be relased? And is this a 1st or 3rd person shooter?

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    December 10th, 12:12 pm

    It\’s a first-person shooter due out on January 26. :)

Dex_DarkDefender said:

December 10th, 11:58 am


LukaX23 said:

December 10th, 11:59 am

*Rushes to wallet* “TAKE ALL OF IT!”

twooh said:

December 10th, 11:59 am

Looks like a 10 min collage in photoshop.

Mr_Shank said:

December 10th, 12:01 pm

If you don’t like the box art something is wrong with you, from someone who does a lot of photoshopping and works with graphics that is one fine looking box cover. Also there is an error in that blog post, no such thing as “700, 000 million” should be read as “700 billion”.

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    December 10th, 12:14 pm

    Shank~ There is now!

    J/K — looks like a doubled-up typo that has been fixed. Keen eye. :)

DANO69 said:

December 10th, 12:02 pm

I don’t care…. GET BACK TO SOCOM !!!

Bris_Blade said:

December 10th, 12:02 pm

Nvm Jan. 26

VenomXv said:

December 10th, 12:10 pm

Nice box art.

SPOOKULA209 said:

December 10th, 12:10 pm

nice cover, I just hope the support for the game is as good as it should be. hopefully they have new maps and modes and don’t charge an arm and a leg for them

Geta-Ve said:

December 10th, 12:10 pm


It’s all subjective, regardless of your “photoshopping” skill.

Personally I don’t like the cover at all, its campy, cluttered and looks like it belongs on the cover of a 70’s war movie, or perhaps just the new GI Joe movie.

And for your information, there IS such a thing as Seven Hundred Thousand Million, look it up, not everyone lives in the USA.

Korbei83 said:

December 10th, 12:11 pm

You guys had better get those servers ready for nuclear holocaust, ’cause when this game crumples under the pressure on day one (like every other PS3 game), you’re gonna take it in the rear. Don’t wait for it to happen!

Goaliegeek said:

December 10th, 12:11 pm

Thats pretty epic. kinda reminds me of the Crysis box art. Hopefully the server matchmaking is ALOT better/faster and the game tells you what you need to do better. Can’t wait

MaGeeK-mAn said:

December 10th, 12:11 pm

MAG is a definite buy for me :)

Silent_Gig said:

December 10th, 12:12 pm

that box art SCREAMS EPIC and runs at you with a rambo knife


December 10th, 12:16 pm

As a Graphic Designer, something is throwing me off.

I like the First person Perspective idea, but the Giant behind MAG, has to go….

I would have enjoyed maybe a Heli with soldiers rappelling out of it better than the big dude that is killing the perspective.

Vex_Doppel said:

December 10th, 12:17 pm

Hmmm… I’ve heard mixed feelings about the beta. I have not yet played it myself so I will wait to see the reviews.
The concept is awesome but being able to pull it off is what matters.
Skeptical yet curious.

YourHeroJed said:

December 10th, 12:18 pm

Can’t wait. Is there a possibility this will be a downloadable game as well as disc based? Cuz I love not having to get out of my recliner.

iamPADDY said:

December 10th, 12:19 pm

Ouch, that cover sucks.


December 10th, 12:21 pm

Ok maybe not rappelling, maybe try to show off more of the game assets, like Paratrooper support.

darkwing75 said:

December 10th, 12:21 pm

why is the cover a Raven one XD

Avataraang1 said:

December 10th, 12:22 pm

I think you guys should keep the 256 player multiplayer on the underline of MAG. Let the shopper know what this games about, otherwise I would think its just another war game

Trieloth said:

December 10th, 12:23 pm

Thats a awesome cover for a awesome game! Iam so excited for the full game to be released. That 9 vs 9 game (mw2) is so ****ing boring compaired to this. Anywho keep up the good work and Thanks for the beta!


December 10th, 12:27 pm

What is the price point?

Iceberg32 said:

December 10th, 12:27 pm

I didn’t get to play the demo but hopefully this game brings something new to the genra!

XxDeathDoctorxX said:

December 10th, 12:28 pm

k ill buy mag if it has a better game install system took to long to update than had to restart bc it would get stuck at 90% than i didn’t like it took long to join a game than respawns sucked

Zezzler said:

December 10th, 12:30 pm

The part that says online multi-player only should be inbetween the ‘only on PlayStation’ and ‘Playstation Network’ parts, then it would look a bit more organised, although it is a great box art to start off with.

rbanke said:

December 10th, 12:32 pm

Great game, horrible name. I’ll be buying Massive Action Game day one.

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

December 10th, 12:35 pm

MAG isnt so bad..but its not all that..yeah 256 at the same time is intense but its also wierd.Also i didnt see any deathmatch capture the flag or free4all options…so im not really impressed.:/ as far as the art cover it look fantastic..just hope the game is too :p

RuthlessEd said:

December 10th, 12:35 pm

Does this game allow you to fly the helicopters/jets, etc?

Or drive in vehicles?

Trioptical said:

December 10th, 12:37 pm

Soo… Raven gets to be on the cover? How’d that decision get made? Final beta stats?

SystemIsGod said:

December 10th, 12:38 pm

Ha, I guess you can’t please everyone. After all, this box art was made by the company that made them game. It wasn’t made by you, I think the company could put pretty pink flowers all over it and I would still like it. Just because YOU don’t like it doesn’t mean its bad.
MAG was fun, I enjoyed the beta, and I will enjoy the game after release. Don’t listen to these losers, there is a reason they aren’t the ones making video games. :)

niall077 said:

December 10th, 12:40 pm

good to see the games crummy FOV made it into the box art :)

rbanke said:

December 10th, 12:42 pm

I forgot to ask, will this game also get a PSN release? A game like this, I’d much prefer having it installed so I can boot it whenever I like.

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    December 10th, 1:42 pm

    Sorry rbanke, it will be disc-based only. But trust us, the game is so huge when moving everything off-disc, your hard drive is secretly thanking us.

CelicaCrazed said:

December 10th, 12:44 pm

First the boxart, then the battlefield. Raven shall rule it all!!! Muhwahaha!!

Kchow23 said:

December 10th, 12:44 pm

Love the box art and also enjoyed the beta… there are too many good games. :(

ShadOforce said:

December 10th, 12:49 pm

The box art is the best part of the game. xD

VaaN_RUS said:

December 10th, 12:55 pm

Why you remove “massive action game” sub title?

HaLe_2_NaTHaN said:

December 10th, 12:56 pm

@16 please explain what you mean by “crmbles under the pressure on day one like every other ps3 game” i can only recall MW1.5 doing that.give me a list of “every other ps3 game” please??????

ACDarkKnight said:

December 10th, 12:57 pm

This is one of the best Multiplayer FPS games on the market that isn’t on the market yet. Call of Duty needs to watch out, the amount of focus on actually being tactical and working as a team will take away those grenade chucking rambo idiots. This game ROCKS thanks for the hard work Zipper!

Brapp347 said:

December 10th, 12:57 pm

looks like i’ll be getting this for my B day: Feb 10. Love the box art!

Brapp347 said:

December 10th, 1:01 pm


I feel bad, but i kind of agree.
“Massive action game” sounds kinda corny, but at least they abbreviated it to make it sound cooler.

Ketle_74 said:

December 10th, 1:01 pm

Havent played the game. Dont like the cover. Looks like a poster for some indian movie. Too much going on! Look at CoD and MoH covers. Much better and simpler.

VaaN_RUS said:

December 10th, 1:05 pm

Thanks Zipper for this great game, guys keep doing new projects, and forget about SOCOM, it was a good game, but its dead now.

Hitman-Merc said:

December 10th, 1:08 pm

MAG ownes SOCOM its still was beta and accomplished overwhellming expections too me… I stopped playing my socom game for this MAG was awesome dont let it get as bad as socom is now th campers end the camping please!!!

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