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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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zayden808 said:

August 24th, 4:10 pm

where is it can’t find it.

jacob-813 said:

August 24th, 4:25 pm

It’s 4 25 west coast CA and it isn’t there yet. When will it get here. Hopefully soon so I can play after I finish my HW.

CapinChronic said:

August 24th, 4:32 pm

Im still waiting for the stor to up date and its already 5:34 gmt wth!?

CapinChronic said:

August 24th, 4:32 pm


Chainer232 said:

August 24th, 4:56 pm

I love this game, and this new update makes things even better. However, what i’d like to know is:
Will there be new maps for the 256 player battles? Something like battles at night where the available light comes from the moon and fires; or perhaps something that takes place in a snow storm?
I understand the whole friendly fire things; it happens. But, could ya’ll disable it on the 256 player maps when spawning in the middle of the maps, when the Letter objectives are activated? I’ve seen people firing away randomly, killing their teammates while we are in that central spot.

zayden808 said:

August 24th, 5:04 pm

got it it’s on

strawberry37 said:

August 24th, 5:31 pm

yo jeremy which do u think will be better 4 the move Kilzone 3,Socom 4, or MAG

Blakkternalx520 said:

August 24th, 7:40 pm

great news. i cant wait to get home to try it.

generalraynard said:

August 24th, 8:03 pm

Hey i can’t wait my beta is downloading now! I really love MAG and always meet with my pals on MAG or we take turns at each others house. so do you think maybe there can be a 2 player split screen because my brother and dad always love taking turns but playing at the same time would be awesome! Oh one other great improvement would be if your teammates wouldn’t kick you for no reason. Like a little while ago i was OIC Officer In Charge (which you probably know) on Domination and was kicked because some guys said i was to young! Ok Mr. Dunham hope you reply but thanks for making MAG anyway. Everyone loves MAG!

mittens said:

August 24th, 8:36 pm

Hey mine stops at 11% when installing. anyone else get the same thing? Any suggestions? The ps3 is not frozen. I can still quit the game. Please help!

mittens said:

August 24th, 9:04 pm

Nevermind. if you get this problem just delete your utility data of MAG and you should be good. that’s what i did and it worked.

madmatt9280 said:

August 25th, 2:38 am

When will the beta be available for Europe?

As it’s still not in the Store…

Papa-Wheelie said:

August 25th, 4:35 pm

Hey Jeremy Dunham, just having a problem installing the PS Store MAG Beta.
Downloaded all necessary updates than when trying to install I am getting an error installing.

” _UL_launcher_np_auth_fail ”

Just curious why this is happening and what can I do to fix this problem?


HouseNoodleSoup said:

September 7th, 9:26 am

I was probably the most optimistic fan of MAG and with the new Move support added… well, gee, I just don’t know. I think MAG is already one of the best online war games available (if not THE best in its rarely-touched genre of open-ended-ness). While I think having the Move is a great addition to ANY shooter, more people need to get their communication technology up and running – MAG is not just about getting kills, people! TACTICS TACTICS TACTICS!

Pulverized00 said:

September 10th, 7:41 am

is MAG actually good? i want to get it so bad but i dont know yet im downloading the beta now and receiving the updates but after reading this i probably wont be able to play the beta because i have to have MAG 1st. so ppl tell me should i get it?

kickback999 said:

September 16th, 9:32 pm

Yea its a goodlad though I think it needs keyboard and mouse support added for those of us who cant afford move or a keyboard and mouse adapter.

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