Fast-action multiplayer shooter Tribes: Ascend by Hi-Rez Studios is currently in closed beta, but a big update is coming. According to Hi-Rez’s Todd Harris these changes are “among those most requested by our Beta group.” For those of you in the closed beta, here’s some details about the changes coming your way.
The next update is set to include a more polished UI and more class customization. While the number of playable classes will be reduced from twelve to nine, each class is getting more weapon unlocks for more variety. Three of them–Light, Medium, and Heavy–will be available to new players right off the bat. No surprises there.
Tribes: Ascend is a free-to-play shooter for PC that’s coming out in 2012 based on the popular Tribes franchise. Players interested in getting in the closed beta can apply for a spot or can pre-purchase the Tribes: Ascend VIP Starter package. The package comes with automatic admission to the beta, permanent VIP status in the game, a 30-day Booster and 3000 Tribes Gold. I don’t know if I’d pay for access to a beta when the full game is going to be free-to-play, but if that’s your thing, go for it.