MAG Public Beta Today on the Spot Interview

We talk to the director of development at SCEA, Seth Luisi, to get an inside look at how the public demo is coming along for MAG. An extended version of the interview is featured on Today on the Spot on 11/3/2009.

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60 comments
dawil123
dawil123

mag is perfect the only thing not perfect about it is the design of your hands grenades and weapons they look kinda flat

cameron681
cameron681

Is there lag if you have a slower internet connection?

samm565
samm565

I have a Battlefield Bad Company 2 beta, is there anyone that wan't to trade a ModNation Racers Beta Code for BC2 beta my email is caboom-@hotmail.com

samm565
samm565

I have a Battlefield Bad Company 2 beta, is there anyone that wan't to trade a MAG Beta Code for BC2 beta my email is caboom-@hotmail.com

zowbaid
zowbaid

There is no lag for anyone who hasn't tried the beta. There are many servers which automatically place you in the region you are closest to. Sometimes, however, you will play a game versus a French server or a Japanese and you're guaranteed to see some lag, but that rarely happens. It's a very solid, stable running game.

bendall01
bendall01

This looks interesting, I might buy it when it comes out :D

highscore101
highscore101

so my mag private beta doesnt work now why is it because the public beta is out wtf

clinton03
clinton03

they say that at it's slowest it's supposed to run at 40 frames a sec. so if it does lag it won't be that bad....

KoRniTo
KoRniTo

I'm just worried about the possible lag problems. Besides that, it will be a great game.

lilvizz
lilvizz

there probaly be a bad lag

zowbaid
zowbaid

@Kubilius - Glad I could help and glad you enjoying it man :). It is a sick FPS for sure.

Kubilius
Kubilius

@zowbaid - thanks for tip man, just got a pre-order an a BETA key, played it for 2 hours and I can say that this game is already 10,5/10 for me! And i've never been a big fan of shooters, except some early days of Counter-Strike, mostly playing strategy on PC or fighting/sports on PS3. But this game is definately changing my view on that :)

metalkid9
metalkid9

this is like the battlefield version of APB. I think these games are interesting because it's like a singleplayer storyline but the people you have to kill are real people. I think the concept is great let's just see if it actually does turn out great which I wouldn't be surprised if it does.

mimicus
mimicus

This is gonna be sweet. Naysayers be damned. PSN rules---and there you are... paying a monthly fee like suckers. Have fun playing ODST all winter. Who laughs last?

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

why do so many people fire from the hip in this game? i think they should make it harder to get kills that way.

bangd_by-nardo
bangd_by-nardo

hey quick ? is this game only for on-line play? soo no story mode every great shooter has some sort of story. hey don't get me wrong the game looks soo bad a s s lol.

zowbaid
zowbaid

The gameplay footage shown of the game in this video was really bad. The actual game runs a lot smoother than that with higher frame rates. I've played the beta and it feels amazing.

nsibbs
nsibbs

Looks good so far, and not many complaints from pro-reviewers about fram rate, confusion or moron command leaders so far. I will try it but i hope to get a demo first in PSN.

zowbaid
zowbaid

@Kubilius If you preorder the game at gamestop before november 7th, you should be able to get a beta code for MAG

abbnormmal
abbnormmal

Seems a lot like the BF series as far as Squads go, with bonus points (xp) for following the leader's orders, and the leader getting points when the squad follows their orders. Hopefully it lives up. BF 2142 is still my Fav multiplayer game.

lil_d_mack_314
lil_d_mack_314

i must admit this is the reason i really want a ps3. the game looks good but time after time i see some guy shooting at some one then they run around in circles trying to kill each other. i hope those players are just bad, and i dont have to put a full clip into some one to kill em. over all looks like mad fun tho.

Sokol4ever
Sokol4ever

I had been participating in the beta for the last 2 months. If you like team player FPS games, large scale battles with objectives and experience points, skills and leveling system - MAG will keep you occupied for many, many months.

Kubilius
Kubilius

Is it possible to get into BETA now ?

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

LoL it's Seth a lot of people are going to complain after he got so involved with Confrontation but he not really part of /6

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

Zipper is going for a T rating that is OK with me when you look at games like SOCOM CA and Uncharted

kangaox
kangaox

Its out Australia day!!

gamerdude747
gamerdude747

does anyone know what the rating is? m or t?

MaNiKore
MaNiKore

What if you're squadleader is a moron..., I think that's a better question, eyelickED. Is there the option as a squad to kick him out of the squad, by lynching him/her. I sure do HOPE so.... ...and so far I know, you can only download this game. And if I'm right, they won't be sending you a headset by (e-)mail.

tu2pac
tu2pac

@diggyman Haha! Yes, you are correct sir!

Lupivdaman
Lupivdaman

@eyelickED they will probably give one free with the game like Warhawk did.

Terrencec06
Terrencec06

i still haven't gotten my hands on this game yet. I might go to my friends house, he has the beta.

Dragonknight0
Dragonknight0

Wait 256 player..... Massive map........ Sweet mama O_O thats going to be a hell of a long battle! :D Finally something that takes a while to end real war baby!

diggyman
diggyman

Sounds very cool... Geez I can hear all the racist remarks in the online chat already, multiplied... (smh)

fat_otter
fat_otter

SOCOM + Call of Duty 4 + Battlefield = Mag.

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

256 players. As much as I hate ps3 fanboys...Very impressive. This should be interesting.

eyelickED
eyelickED

what if your a squad leader and dont have a mic?

hot_shot_9
hot_shot_9

By public beta i mean a beta you can download off PSN like the uncharted 2 beta.

hot_shot_9
hot_shot_9

@Godoo Okay thanks for letting me now man. Anyone know if they'll make a public demo for MAG? Like how they did with Warhawk? Or even a public beta?

angelcar
angelcar

This is like Battlefield 2 on steroids. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

ShootumUP26
ShootumUP26

i cant wait to be a vegtable and sit there playing this game online for 4 days straight only getting up to eat, sleep, shower and play this game

EinsteinNewton
EinsteinNewton

this game looks sick, why can't it be multiplat :(

chenzen2
chenzen2

This game looks sick. How can I get in on the beta?

GamerBaboo
GamerBaboo

Just can't wait for this thing, I better start saving for the gear

ReaperV7
ReaperV7

meh...only ps3 game that i dont like.

godoo
godoo

@hot_shot_9 maps are huge, i dont think ull have to worry about that as much as you think