Alpha in September, Beta & Release in Q1 2017
We know you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first public test period of Mirage: Arcane Warfare since we announced the game back in March.
And now we’ve got some news for you: the Mirage Alpha is coming this September! The Mirage Closed Alpha will be subject to the requirements of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
We have also decided to move the release date of Mirage to Q1 2017 – a few months later than originally planned. The full release of Mirage will be preceded by a brief Beta testing period.
More testing = Way better feedback
Player feedback is THE most important tool for us to make the best game possible. Development on Mirage has been going exceedingly well since we first started working on it over two years ago. As our team has grown and the project has evolved, the original timeline for public testing was pushed later in the year – to the point where a final release this Fall would not have allowed sufficient time for us to iterate on our game development based on public playtest feedback.
Over the last 6 months, we’ve used private testing opportunities and general community feedback to gameplay footage to improve Mirage every step of the way. Many players expressed a desire for more opportunities for skill based combat with projectiles – so we added dynamic projectile deflection as a core feature. We’re developing our UI and blocking/damage indicators based on feedback to cut back on unnecessary distractions and keep combat awareness as streamlined as possible. We’re also experimenting with the speed of foot movement to get the best blend of cautious deliberateness and blood-pumping action.
These kinds of responses to Mirage are fundamental to making a better game, and we’d be crazy not to look for more opportunities to seek this valuable feedback.
Signed up already? Great, you’re in.
If you previously signed up for the “Beta” of Mirage on our website, you’ll be first in line for invitation into the free Alpha (which, for all intents and purposes, will have the same content as what was going to be tested in the original “Beta” signup).
We cannot guarantee an instant spot in the Alpha for all sign-ups, however we will be gradually increasing the testing pool from September onwards to include everyone who has joined our list.
We’ve had over 40,000 sign-ups to our Alpha list, and we need even more!
To sign up for the Alpha today, click here.
To participate in a new developer Q&A on the Mirage subreddit, visit here.
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