Smite: Battleground of the Gods Announced for PS4, Beta Begins in Early March

Following a PEGI rating, Smite: Battleground of the Gods has been officially announced for PlayStation 4 by Hi-Rez Studios.

A free-to-play MOBA, Smite is now in closed alpha testing on PS4, with a closed beta scheduled to being in early March. If you’re interested in the beta, sign ups are now live on the official website (closed alpha users will be chosen at random from those who sign up for the beta).

As Community Manager Amanda Erikson explained, Smite: Battleground of the Gods includes more than 70 playable gods and creatures from eight different pantheons around the world, all battling for domination in six game modes. With more than 14 million players already on Xbox One and PC, it will “become the biggest MOBA ever to go from PC to PS4.”

When the PS4 beta becomes available, you’ll have instant access to all of the game modes, as well as five gods (Ymir, Thor, Neith, Guan Yu, and Ra) and any gods available in the free rotation. You’ll be able to unlock additional gods with Favor or Gems, or through special community events.

There will also be exclusive god skins, including Odin’s ‘World’s Collide” (link your PS4 account to Hi-Rez’s PC account) and Kulkulkan’s ‘KuKu4’ (a reward for all PlayStation Plus members).

To unlock all gods in Smite, Hi-Rez Studios will be offering the Founder’s Pack for $29.99/€29.99/£20.99. Here’s what else it includes:

Ymir’s “C4codemon” skin can be found in the PS4 Founder’s Pack, which will be available for purchase on PlayStation Store during the Closed Beta period. Aside from “C4codemon” Ymir, the Founder’s Pack also unlocks all present and future gods in Smite, 400 Gems, an Ares “Soldier of Fortune” skin, and a key for instant beta access.

In the Smite PS4 FAQ, the developers reveal that the Smite beta and alpha periods will be about a month behind the PC version in terms of updates, the final version of Smite will be about two to three weeks behind the PC version, the Friend Referral system will be in place during the open beta, cross-platform play is technically possible but not in their plans, there will be no data wipe from alpha to beta to launch, and “players will be able to choose to play on either Sony America or Sony Europe regions. “

Are you going to sign up for the beta?

[Source: PS Blog, Smite]