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MAG “Moves,” Plus the New Beta Program

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

We have tremendous plans for our “ever-changing global war” that is MAG — and we’re starting with PlayStation Move!

MAG will support PlayStation Move

That’s right, later this Autumn MAG will offer full compatibility with the PlayStation Move! This added support means that users have another way to experience the most ambitious first-person shooter out there. Pinpoint accuracy and easy access to all of the game’s mechanics ensure that players of any type — be they hardened veterans or new recruits — can enjoy a shooting experience unlike any other.

But PlayStation Move support isn’t all we’re working on. Because our upcoming content is so important to the game and its future, we want your assistance to make sure we get it right! With that notion in mind we’re pleased to announce that, one week from today on August 24, we’re inviting existing MAG owners to take part in the all-new MAG Beta program!

What are you going to play and test, you ask? How does this hit you?

  • Escalation Game Type — battle it out with all three factions at once on three never-before-seen maps
  • New Weapons — each PMC has access to three new guns (9 total) for added firepower
  • Clan Deploy — a highly-requested community feature that allows clan leaders to launch games with up to 128 clan members in a single match
  • Updated Skill Tree — enjoy more customization than you’ve ever had before with new skills and an improved progression system
  • In-game Economy System — earn “credit points” by completing objectives and killing enemies to purchase new weapons and gear
  • Additional Character Slots — Create a persona for Raven, Valor and SVER on one account for maximum testing flexibility

To participate in the new MAG beta, all you have to do is download the client software from the PlayStation Store when it becomes available next week, insert your MAG disc into the PlayStation 3, sign-in to the beta client and… BOOM! You’re good to go. Reminder: You must have the MAG disc in your PS3 in order for the new beta client to work.

Amazingly, today’s announcement only scratches the surface of what’s planned for MAG’s future. That’s why we’re updating the Official MAG Blog constantly over the next few weeks with new and more detailed information of what you can look forward to, including a post today that explores, in detail, the complexities of our new Escalation game mode.

As always, the entire team at Zipper Interactive would like to thank you, our fans, for your feedback, loyalty and enthusiasm. Your continued support is what makes MAG what it is today, and it’s what inspires us to keep striving to make it better.

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Buuul said:

August 18th, 10:06 am

Great job Zipper. MAG is awesome. Keep it up.

darkwonders said:

August 18th, 10:06 am

sweet! Can’t wait to try out the new stuff. Move is becoming more and more appealing. This will be the third game that I’ll want to try Move in. :)

ZalAamir said:

August 18th, 10:07 am

was initially holding off on the Move, but now it’s looking more like a Day one buy =D

Ninja-KiLLR said:

August 18th, 10:09 am

awesome the game keeps getting better although MAG is really underrated in my opinion.

ASyntheticChaos said:

August 18th, 10:09 am

This is awesome, going to go pre-order my PS Move tonight! Looking forward to also all those beta features, however does playing in the beta only improve our rank in the beta or also on the normal playing servers?

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    August 18th, 11:13 am

    Whatever is accomplished in the beta stays in the beta — we’re separating the universes between retail and beta so that people can test without disrupting their character.

    We’ll actually have more details on the character customization aspect tomorrow on the MAG Blog. As an aside, we’ve also updated the MAG Blog today with a closer look at the Escalation mode with new screens.

Wollan said:

August 18th, 10:11 am

First Move-FPS to market, beating out Guerrilla. :)

Can’t wait.

GJD21 said:

August 18th, 10:12 am

Any chance of 3D support for this and/or Socom 4?

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    August 18th, 11:14 am

    If our fans really demanded it, we’d certainly entertain the idea.

GuitarrassDeAmor said:

August 18th, 10:13 am

I’ve only played the beta, but maybe I’ll buy MAG now because of this.

@Wollan — Not really beating Guerrilla as it will be the first FPS (that we know of) to actually launch with Move support..

WWESuperstar said:

August 18th, 10:14 am

I am now officially going to purchase this game (I should have been and done it)

Zezzler said:

August 18th, 10:14 am

Nice, i really like the continued support from MAG, it really intrigues me to try a patched version of the game. Thanks Jeremy, and for nostalgia’s sake, BEYOND!

remanutd5 said:

August 18th, 10:14 am

well its time for me to pre order Playstation Move , working my way up to get rank 60 in Raven since i already have SVER and Valor highest ranks

Xanthene said:

August 18th, 10:17 am

not excited about Move being implemented. Unless everyone uses the same controller (all dualshock3 or all move) then one side will have an advantage over the other.

Thwip said:

August 18th, 10:23 am

Some truly amazing support for an under-appreciated and underrated game! Thanx Zipper…this will get me back online with MAG!

jimfear said:

August 18th, 10:35 am

thumbs up to Zipper for the amazing work and support for mag!

Destiny89 said:

August 18th, 10:38 am

wow amazing news, i will play it with move then and see how it plays. thanks guys

hardknock55 said:

August 18th, 10:42 am

hells yeah now i can start back playing mag and with ps move support hells yeah

MGO_Count said:

August 18th, 10:43 am

Will the Move support be an update; or do I have to buy another copy..

Because i own MAG already =.=

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    August 18th, 11:15 am

    It will be an update. You will not need to buy a new copy to use it. :)

Jvolel said:

August 18th, 10:46 am

Can we get some kind of offline play! like a botmatch or something!

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    August 18th, 11:16 am

    No bots — it’s an online-only game by design, and we don’t foresee adding any sort of offline mode (unless you count training mode, which you can play by yourself)

footballrule said:

August 18th, 10:47 am

Good to see Sony and Zipper continue to make MAG the best it can be. I will be a MAG Beta tester again I see. :)

When can we see some gameplay of MAG and the PS MOve Jeremy?

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    August 18th, 11:18 am

    Hopefully sometime very soon; we’re in the midst of figuring that out now.

SPOOKULA209 said:

August 18th, 10:51 am

Really good, makes me happy they delayed Socom 4 and will continue to support MAG

LokeSTL said:

August 18th, 10:53 am

1) Will the Move support added via a patch, or will you be ripping fans off Resident Evil Gold Edition style?

2) Now it’s clear why it takes so long to get things fixed in MAG. It’s because you guys have been dinking around with Move, instead of fixing the game first.

3) Get rid of the VTK system. In no branch of military can you kick your superior officer. Nor can you vote someone off your squad in the middle of a fire-fight.

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    August 18th, 11:30 am

    1) Via patch — we didn’t add Move support to the game until recently.

    2) Move support was added very quickly. Also, We’ve had 9 patches in 7 months, plus 1 major DLC pack and two minor DLC add-ons. Personally, I’d say that’s a pretty good pace. Of course, we’re going to continue to update things or correct issues where and when we can as we go along.

    3) We’re looking into modifying our VTK system, but that’s all we can say for now.

XKeMiST1 said:

August 18th, 10:56 am


poweredbyzen said:

August 18th, 10:57 am

i’m still enjoying sniping valor and sver bvtt, and this might take my sniping to a whole new level! please, please, please, more double-xp weekends! ravens rule!

Thrasher20 said:

August 18th, 10:57 am

Pretty sweet

ADR143 said:

August 18th, 10:59 am

cant w8!

Kelticw12 said:

August 18th, 11:01 am

Just picked up MAG on thursday, buying the sony move/320gig bundle in Sept because my 80gig is full, cant wait!

Shin-Ra said:

August 18th, 11:01 am

I love it when people arbitrarily blame something (like developing Move controls) for something else. “I don’t like it, so it must be to blame!” Nuts.

NARDE15 said:

August 18th, 11:08 am

Put some Awesome Sauce on that Joint!!!!

Navyboy2009 said:

August 18th, 11:10 am


plaztiksyke said:

August 18th, 11:17 am

Will this update include (more) 24-bit lossless audio assets for explosions and things? I’m happy to have larger install size for the sake of HD audio, since the capability is unique to the PS3.

johnjeff311 said:

August 18th, 11:18 am

for those who are asking about wether move support will be in a patch or if we have to buy a new game, its zipper, people. this is a compeny that actually listens to their fanbase and tries to give them what they want. i have no doubt in my mind that this will be a patch update for move. personally i can’t wait for the multiple charachteres and the three faction game mode. I’ve always been rather upset when one faction is reaedy to go and the other two have to race to play. i kinda wish there was a full game mode, though. for example. Valor and Raven are both heading for SVER. They meet on SVERs Interdiction map and duke it out. the winning faction (lets go with valor) then attacks SVER on acquisition. if they get the transports, then they use thoses as APC’s in a game of domination. kind of like a multiplayer story mode.

tetsou9shima said:

August 18th, 11:21 am


What’s wrong?…..have you been kicked alot or what?
It’s a great option to be able to kick the commanding officer. If it’s someone who isn’t doing his job then he needs to be removed (believe it or not, this happens all the time in real life).
Maybe you should try to play better or stop doing whatever irritating thing you’re doing that keeps getting you voted off.

tetsou9shima said:

August 18th, 11:22 am

oops….sorry that was for 21

The_FPS said:

August 18th, 11:27 am

Why are the story elements that are on the MAG website left out of the actual game?

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    August 18th, 11:33 am

    The short answer — gameplay is our primary focus. The storyline stuff is meant to add another layer for those looking to expand their experience a bit.

KidCommando said:

August 18th, 11:28 am

Mad respect for the support of this game Zipper!

letherclad said:

August 18th, 11:37 am

This is just amazing, glad to see this game getting the support it deserves. Can’t wait to try MAG with the move!

lillington said:

August 18th, 11:37 am

Awesome! Im pushing for 3D support :)

OnesOwnGrief said:

August 18th, 11:39 am

Also, for those who are looking for more PS Move games, Siliconera just confirmed that Konami just picked up No More Heroes for PS3 (sorry Xbox) and will be adding Move Support to the game.

kenny-1995 said:

August 18th, 11:42 am

Can We MAG Out On Day One Of The Move?

The_FPS said:

August 18th, 11:54 am

Thanks Jeff for the response. BTW the new beta sounds great and MAG is one more reason for me to buy Move. I can’t wait!

Blkant said:

August 18th, 11:56 am

So what class do these new guns fit into? Are they actually new models etc.. or just a new texture on an old gun with tweaked stats like the last ones?

Ennikguy said:

August 18th, 12:06 pm

Will there be special plalists for those who are/aren’t using move. I can imagine severe disadvantages for both sides when it comes to certain aspects


August 18th, 12:16 pm

Im gonna buy the move probaly when its the first day it comes out!

valley428 said:

August 18th, 12:18 pm

best ps blog post for me in forever!
I already have the psmove preordered and this makes it all better. Don’t know if I’ll do the beta or not because I’m working on the trophies but move support for MAG is sweet. I’m probably going to get socom 4 too.

jimfear said:

August 18th, 12:19 pm

will the beta be available for everyone or only playstation +

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    August 18th, 12:50 pm

    For everyone who owns MAG. You’ll just need to download the PS Store client and pop the disc in to do it.

Justp94 said:

August 18th, 12:21 pm

So…. This is why Socom 4 was delayed… wow… cmon..

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    Jeremy Dunham said:

    August 18th, 12:50 pm

    Not at all — we have separate MAG and SOCOM 4 teams. This impacted SOCOM 4’s development by 0%

valley428 said:

August 18th, 12:22 pm

People recently have been kicking people off for reasons like so they can be the leader and get more points and the leadership bonus. Also I’ve been kicked a couple times so that someone’s freind can join in their squad.

gillettjoe said:

August 18th, 12:22 pm

” Jeremy Dunham | August 18th, 2010 at 11:14 am

If our fans really demanded it, we’d certainly entertain the idea.”

I DEMAND 3D support! :)

Edd said:

August 18th, 12:28 pm

I LOVE YOU ZIPPER seriously this is amazing. I saw Move support and my head exploded then after I duct taped it back together and saw all the other stuff we’re going to get to try VERY soon my jaw fell off! I <3 MAG thank you so much!

Pelt_Hunter said:

August 18th, 12:28 pm

This might just be enough to get me back into MAG.

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