Only a chosen few were given the privilege of playing the beta version of “Star Wars: Battlefront” during its initial release.
Many fans felt left out when the selected gamers duked it out in dogfights across the surface of Hoth, Sullust and Tatooine as the whole world watched, reported The Verge .
However, players no longer have to let their “dark side” get the better of them, as the beta of “Star Wars: Battlefront” can now be accessed on the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, including PCs.
This news was confirmed by no less than the game’s community manager Sledgehammer70 on Twitter.
“Star Wars: Battlefront” beta has three game modes: a small-scale solo survival mission on Luke Skywalker’s adopted home planet Tatooine, a medium-sized skirmish on the volcanic world of Sullust, and a video game version of the climactic showdown between the Empire and the Rebels on the ice planet of Hoth.
The third mode may be considered the most exciting among the three, as it incorporates the drama and bombast of the “Star Wars” franchise by featuring vast, controllable AT-AT walkers, iconic snow speeders and power-ups that enable movie-esque explosions.
To download and install “Star Wars: Battlefront” beta, players will only need 8GB on their Xbox One or PS4, while PC gamers will need 11GB of free space.
Meanwhile, “Star Wars: Battlefront” beta includes a Survival Mission, together with a 40-player Walker Assault and Drop Zone modes, reported Game Spot .
In order to earn items for the main game, beta players are advised to view the Battlefront companion experience through its website.
Disney is banking on “Star Wars: Battlefront” beta as a marketing tool, as the highly-anticipated game will be launched on November 17, a month before “Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens” hits theaters worldwide.
Xbox One owners who have EA Access membership will get the chance to play “Star Wars: Battlefront” beta first, as it will be available through the subscription program a full five days early.