Speaking with Sony, Bleszinski said he wasn’t sure whether there would be a public beta test for the game or not, but he has “a feeling you may get hands-on with BulletStorm at some point”, potentially without buying it. We’ll all just have to “wait and see” and be a bit patient for more on that as well.
Just because there’s the game hasn’t gone into beta just yet, though, doesn’t mean it’s because Epic dislikes them.
“There’s a difference between a beta and a demo. You have to be careful,” said Bleszinski. “Sometimes certain gamers might play the beta and then feel like they’ve had enough. Lately, I’ve come to realize there’s a lot of value in doing a beta, especially with online multiplayer. Gamers get to feel like VIPs, they can suss out issues and contribute to make a more solid product, and you get a little hype bubble before the game hits.
“So I’m more of a fan of betas now than I ever have been.”
That mean’s there’s still hope, and something we can cling to at any rate.
Previews for the multiplayer portion have revealed that instead of a Versus mode, the game will instead contain one called Anarchy which is basically a survival mode where you and three of your pals go up against waves of enemies which have to be killed in specific ways to gain skill points.
Bleszinski said Anarchy is “not like Nazi Zombies where you just have to survive”, which is a good thing.
Bulletstorm is out in February for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Check out the video interview with Cliff below