Westwood Studios, known for such strategy games as Command and Conquer, recently announced their plans to expand the impending beta test of upcoming title Earth and Beyond to 100,000 players prior to the release this fall. Currently, the game is scheduled to be published by EA in August.I'd tell you to hurry and sign up, but hey, 100,000! Now you can find out for yourself if it would have been too soon for a Privateer Online, had it not been cancelled.
Anyone interested in participating can sign up for possible inclusion in the beta test here. The plan is to select players on a per-month basis until the 100,000 mark has been met. All beta testers will participate in the creation process of the game, and will be able to note the changes being made to the worlds as more missions, areas, monsters, and items, among other things, are added. Players will also be able to participate in preliminary scenarios involving upcoming plotlines and new characters, as well.