MAG Franchise Producer Shijima previously stated that MAG's beta would only be available to Europeans.
However, thanks to clarification from SCEA representative AbigaleSS non-European PS3 owners have reason to be relieved, as follows:
Apparently, the post was worded incorrectly. It was most likely meant to say "tested by the Beta Trial community only, in Europe."
AbigaleSS from the official PlayStation forums had this to say regarding Shijima's post:
"I just wanted to clear up any misunderstandings about Shijima's post on the European forum. His comments were directed to his community and it is a mistake to think that the Beta will only be comprised of Europeans.
We will be releasing more information on the Beta for MAG in the future, but we can confirm that it will include users from North America. I know some of you already assumed that but I wanted to make sure you had the official word on it."
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