EA Mythic has announced that the beta sign-up for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning has reached 200,000. This doesn't come as a huge surprise as Warhammer Online is one of the most anticipated games on the horizon, and is consistently ranked as the most anticipated game by users on this site.
EA AMASSES AN ARMY FOR WARHAMMER® ONLINE: AGE OF RECKONING™ BETA TEST
In Only Ten Days More than 200,000 Aspiring Troops Sign Up for the Beta Test of EA's Highly-Anticipated MMO
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - June 13, 2007 - Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world's leading interactive entertainment company, today announced that more than 200,000 players have signed up for the Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR) closed beta test.
The Warhammer Online Beta Center opened simultaneously in North America and Europe on May 30th, and the 200,000 registration mark was surpassed over the weekend, less than ten days after launch. This makes the beta test of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning one of the most rapidly growing beta tests in the history of the MMORPG category. The Beta Center is currently open and accepting applications at https://betacenter.eamythic.com/signup.php.
Mark Jacobs, VP and General Manager of EA Mythic said, "We would like to thank the community for their tremendous response to Warhammer Online. The overwhelming worldwide reaction to the beta test has been phenomenal. The team has been working incredibly hard to create a genre-defining experience, and the beta sign-ups certainly validate the direction we're taking the game. Player input and testing will be crucial in our efforts to complete the game, and we look forward to beta participants' help in shaping Warhammer Online."
Based on Games Workshop's epic tabletop fantasy war game, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning features revolutionary Realm vs. Realm™ (RvR) game play and is scheduled for release on the PC in the first quarter of calendar 2008.
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