Europe Gears Up for ModNation Racers Beta

January 12, 2010 Written by Thomas Williams

With the ModNation Racers US Beta recently ending this weekend, it’s time for Europe to get their own piece of  ‘Play. Create. Share.’, kart style, meaning that all of PlayStation Lifestyle’s European readers will soon have a chance to play.

January 21st will be the lucky day for the first 100,000 European PSN owners who download the beta from the PSN Update that Thursday, as the Beta doesn’t officially go live until the next day. Those in the US who might have missed out on the US Beta the first time around might be able to create an European account to try for a chance to download the beta. But hey, you didn’t hear that from us.

If the EU beta is similar to the US beta, then those who get their hands on the game will be able to race on three different developer-made tracks, modify their racers, and make their very own tracks that others can race on. The beta content is limited, but just look at this post here. Although the create options are scant, fans somehow made a gazillion very believable licensed characters.

I encourage everyone to give this kart racer a try, as I was a part of the US beta and loved what I played. Don’t believe me? Check out Jonathan Leack’s impressions of the beta. For those of you who were also in the beta, what were your impressions of the game? Let us know in the comments below.