Empire of Sports Enters Open Beta

Empire of Sports has recently opened it's servers to the general public for it's “Prologue” phase, as Swiss-based developers F4 ready the game for it's official launch sometime early next year.  The free-to-play title consists of various sporting events – such as tennis, football, skiing and basketball - in which you'll train your avatar up, grow their skill sets and attempt to become the best in the World of Sport.

Though I don't personally have any experience playing Empire of Sports as of yet, the game does seem to share certain similarities with the way Guild Wars is structured.  There are social hubs in which you can interact with larger groups of other players, form 'teams' and then enter various arenas to compete in events.  You'll also have the option to compete solo with the assistance of AI driven teammates, though much like GW it seems you'll get much more out of the experience when you participate with other players, especially when you get into some of the larger matches like 11 vs. 11 football.

For those of you with busy schedules who may not have time to make it to the gym on a regular basis, Empire of Sports will also have a virtual gym where you can watch your avatar do the sweating for you!  In the process, they'll be able to train up certain things such as endurance, coordination and accuracy that will help them to perform better during competitions.

The Prologue phase is already underway, so to learn more about Empire of Sports and to download the free client, be sure to visit their official site!

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