Rift goes into closed beta, shows off their plane of air

by: Chuck -
Trion has announced that Rift, their upcoming MMO, is going into closed beta next month.  All you need to do is head over to their website, part with a bit of your personal information, and then wait for the formal invite.   If you want to up your chances for getting into the beta you'll want to like them on the various social networks and perhaps sacrifice a small animal to your deity of choice (kidding about the sacrifice thing folks)

Sure the MMO market is fairly crowded these days (especially high fantasy MMO's) but Rift (formerly Rift:Planes of Telara) looks like it could be a bit of fresh breath as they are a bit more action and a bit more instance focused than other games on the market.  Here's a short video that shows off the Plane of Air from the game.  


We've got an interview with the company setup so if you have questions leave them in the comments.
TRION WORLDS KICKS OFF RIFT™ CLOSED BETA ON DECEMBER 3

Register now at www.RIFTgame.com for the chance to participate in beta events

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – November 18, 2010 – Trion Worlds, a global developer and publisher of premium online games, announced today that the first closed beta event for Rift™, the highly-anticipated MMORPG, is scheduled to take place December 3-6, 2010. Gamers worldwide have the chance to participate in one or all of the upcoming beta events by creating an account at www.RIFTgame.com.

“This is a momentous event for the entire Trion team, as well as the fans that have been following Rift since we first announced the game,” said Scott Hartsman, Rift’s Executive Producer and Trion’s Chief Creative Officer. “We’ve created this deep, vibrant world that’s just waiting to be populated with enthusiastic players, and our hope is that gamers will enjoy playing the game as much as we’ve enjoyed building it.”

Players interested in participating in the closed beta event series can sign up for an account now at www.RIFTgame.com. Additionally, players can improve their chances of being selected by obtaining VIP beta-keys that Trion will be giving away on Rift’s Facebook, Twitter, and community forum pages leading up to each of the events. If selected, testers will be notified via email a few days before the start of each beta event with download and feedback instructions.

Featuring the first 20 levels of play, the “Rise of the Defiant” closed beta event will include the full starting zone for Rift’s technomagical Defiant faction, plus the Plane of Death-invaded land of Freemarch. Players can tour the fortress-city of Meridian, and battle hordes of undead in the Iron Tomb dungeon.

For the latest information on the Rift closed beta event series, including dates, descriptions and promotions, visit www.RIFTgame.com.

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About Rift

Rift™ is the complete and full-featured MMO experience. Adventure in the world of Telara as either a noble Guardian or technomagical Defiant and enter a dynamic fantasy world where eight primal forces battle for control in an ever-changing landscape. In Rift, players build their own class using the Ascended Soul system, embark on challenging quests, battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat, and achieve new heights of power by tackling epic raids.





About Trion Worlds

Trion Worlds is the premier publisher and developer of connected video games. With groundbreaking new server platform capabilities, Trion delivers high-quality, fully dynamic, and massively social content across video game genres, gaming platforms, and mass-market entertainment formats. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., with development and technology studios in San Diego, Calif., and Austin, Texas, Trion is redefining interactive entertainment in the connected era. 
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