Registered For European MAG Beta? You’re In
MAG, the PlayStation 3’s exclusive 256 player First Person Shooter, is one of the consoles most eagerly anticipated titles, with gamers all over the world desperately trying to get a piece of the action. Luckily, Sony has lately been very generous with their handling of closed betas, with codes for their premier franchises MAG and Uncharted 2 popping up all over the internet.
Last week, Sony held a competition where they gave out over 16,000 European Beta codes for their upcoming 256 player FPS, MAG. When the codes began to be sent out yesterday many gamers where angry that they had not received a code, even if they had been among the first to sign up. Now however, it turns out that as long as you signed up, you will get a code. In a recent blog post, Shijima (European SOCOM & MAG Franchise Producer) stated:
Sorry you haven’t had any news so far today but I genuinely had nothing to tell you … until now! I won’t go into details about what went wrong with the process because that doesn’t help anyone, but suffice it to say we have learned from this experience and so shouldn’t encounter the same problem again (at least, not on my projects).
I realise those people who registered earliest deserved their codes first according to the wording of the competition, so I can only apologise unreservedly for disappointing you and letting you down. Contrary to what some people might think, Sony do care about their community and as a face for Sony on these forums, I make it my job to do my best to help you guys.
Anyway, enough waffle and onto the good news… I can confirm (according to the Ops team) that everyone in all regions who registered but never received their code will be sent one over the course of tomorrow, probably by 2-3pm UK time. Furthermore, in an effort to try and do a Quantum Leap (“put right what once went wrong”), we will be sending out codes to the remaining 20,000-odd people who registered. So, if you managed to register on the site before the competition closed, I am told that you WILL get your code tomorrow (barring any network, ISP or email bounce problems that are beyond our control).
For those of you who missed the registration period, I believe the Community Admins are planning a mini giveaway for each region to give people an extra chance. I’ll leave it to them to post more info when they’re ready though (probably later this week).
Again, sorry for the balls-up but I hope this goes some way towards making amends.
Fingers crossed for tomorrow!