The Banner Saga: Factions Enters Open Beta, which you can pay to participate in

The Banner Saga was a huge success with crowdfunding back before crowdfunding was cool (or maybe back when it actually was cool?). In any case, the fruits of Stoic Studio’s labor (ew) are now accessible to everyone, not just those willing to take a chance on a thing that may or may not be as awesome as it sounds and instead pay to instantly get access to a thing that may or may not be as awesome as it sounds. What I am saying is that The Banner Saga: Factions open beta access is now available for $15 to those that missed out on the Kickstarter campaign or chose not to participate. Mind you, this is a pre-order for the multiplayer-only The Banner Saga: Factions and doesn’t provide you anything so far as the upcoming singleplayer version goes. Nonetheless, if you missed the chance to throw your money at Stoic previously and watch that video up there and say “Man, I wish I could play that,” you totally have a way to do that now, which is better than not being able to (which was your only other choice). Factions is a standalone multiplayer game based on the combat of The Banner Saga and buying into the open beta not only gets you acccess to the current beta, but also includes a second Steam key to give to a friend. So there you go: You still can’t play The Banner Saga but you can pay to get access to the open beta of the multiplayer The Banner Saga: Factions.

[Via: Rock, Paper, Shotgun]

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20. November 2012 by Michael
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