Maxis recently announced the start of a special closed beta phase for Darkspore. Players that would like to experience Darkspore can join the game's closed beta via Steam. The beta phase will continue from now through Friday, April 1st, 2011. Darkspore is scheduled to official launch on April 26th, 2011 and is available for pre-order through the Steam store.

You can follow the latest news for Darkspore on the game's YouTube channel.


Beta Available Exclusively on Steam – Maxis Invites Gamers to Jump In!

Maxis is happy to announce today the opening of a new closed beta for its upcoming online action RPG Darkspore! The game will be available to PC gamers everywhere on April 26, 2011, and Maxis is using the additional time to further balance and fine-tune the game, incorporating fan input, so that the game is just right when unleashed toward the end of next month.

Prospective gamers can experience Darkspore early by jumping into the new closed beta, which opens today at 3pm PT and lasts through Friday, April 1 at 12pm PT. The beta is available exclusively on Steam [click here to download the Beta, or click here to download Steam]. Following the simple instructions there, players will be battling the Darkspore with up to 4 people in co-op and enjoying the intense 1v1 or 2v2 PvP action the game has to offer in no time!

We invite you to let your readers know about this limited opportunity today. In addition, to learn more about Darkspore, check out Producer Diaries 1-4 and Hero Spotlight Videos 1 and 2 on the Darkspore YouTube Channel at the link below.  Let us know if you have any questions or if we can assist with your coverage.

To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Darkspore Game Page.

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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