A fortnight ago the kind folks at Insomniac opened up the R2 beta site, allowing the public to enlist. Nothing has been heard since, and personally I’ve been very eager to find out more details about the beta – namely, when will it start?
Play.com‘s R2 order page lays claim that users who preorder a copy of the game are ensured access to the public beta, and “Instructions will be emailed Thursday 16th October for customers who have already preordered”. Of course this is in no way the definitive word, game retailers are notorious for throwing up inaccurate and outright incorrect information – but as of today, visiting the official Beta signup page requests username and password credentials, ones that PSN account details (or email, or anything else I could frantically attempt) will not satisfy.
What does this mean exactly? Well nothing really, except that something has finally changed (the website had been displaying the same information since it launched) and maybe something exciting is about to happen.
Is it just a coincidence this has happened in line with play.com’s predictions, or are we really staring down the barrel of an R2 weekend?