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Tribes Universe

Alpha test places available for online shooter from Global Agenda chaps Hi-Rez Studios.

For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, October 28 2010 -- Dedicated gamers that are interested to help test and improve Tribes Universe may now apply for a chance to join the game’s upcoming Alpha Testing program, Hi-Rez Studios announced today. Applications can be submitted by visiting http://www.tribesuniverse.com.

Tribes Universe is a persistent online shooter from Hi-Rez Studios, set inside the game universe popularized by such classic titles as Earthsiege, Starsiege, Starsiege:Tribes, Tribes 2 and Tribes Vengeance.

The game is currently in development, with Alpha Testing expected to begin in early 2011. As part of the project, Hi-Rez Studios, makers of the award-winning Shooter-MMO Global Agenda, recently acquired full rights to the Tribes/Starsiege Franchise.

The game's highlights include:

Massive PvP battles * Massive outdoor maps/landscapes Full persistent world with territory control (no instances) Three Tribes (Factions) Full clan support First person view (third person for some vehicles) Full vehicle support (ground and air) Jetpacks, skiing, lots of weapons -- all the things you expect from a game set inside the Tribes game world.

"We are very proud and humbled to be carrying the banner of the Tribes Franchise," said Stewart Chisam,Executive Producer of Tribes Universe. "Because the game will be focused around huge battles on huge landscapes, we need a solid group of very dedicated testers that can help us from the games' earliest stages to validate the scalability and performance of the game, while also helping tune and refine gameplay. We look forward to starting Alpha testing early next year and will certainly be providing much more information over the coming months."

Players eager to sample Hi-Rez Studios' earlier work may purchase Global Agenda on Steam this week at a 30% discount. Visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/17020/.

About Hi Rez Studios

Hi-Rez Studios, Inc, located just outside of Atlanta, GA, was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment. Hi-Rez Studios released and operates the AAA Shooter-MMO game Global Agenda and is currently in development on Tribes Universe. For more information, visit www.hirezstudios.com.


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