Snail Games has posted the latest grab bag of fan questions on the official site. Of particular note is the answer indicating that the first round of closed beta testing could begin as early as Quarter 1 2014.
Q: Do you have estimation on the beta date? And how will the beta keys be given out?
A: The first closed beta is planned to launch at the earliest Q1 2014. We are ensuring quality when it’s ready to meet the public eye. All players who have registered prior will have a high chance of receiving first round of beta codes via their email. Codes that were handed out during E3 2013 are also valid for beta redemption, so hold onto them!
The beta will feature substantial upgrade in terms of game-play progression and combat system compared to the E3 showcase.
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