Anthem closed alpha test set for December 8

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Broadly billed as publisher EA's answer to Destiny, Anthem is a shared-world multiplayer shooter in which you play as a "freelancer", a super-soldier packed into a Javelin exosuit, sent to complete missions and gather loot in its ornate sci-fi fantasy world. Disconnects and stability issues are likely to occur.

Announced by EA, the alpha is part of EA's Community Playtesting program, and will be available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, though openings are predictably limited. These are the recommended requirements, mind you, which is why we're also seeing a GTX 970 or an AMD R9 390 8GB in the list. Then you can note down which device you'll test the game with - you can only choose one, so choose wisely. It depends on how many people sign up and if the servers and developers would be able to accept that many testers.

The test is online only.

In the mean time keep an eye on your emails for confirmation of whether you've been accepted for the playtests.

Sign-ups are open for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, with all platfoms being able to get in on the tests taking place on the December 8th-9th weekend.

Quick guide on how to sign up and participate in the games' first public closed alpha test.

When one Twitter user asked about crossplay for the highly anticipated new IP, Darrah answered "Not at launch".

Choose your platform, and let us know when you want to play.

If you are interested in Anthem, but not the above alpha play testing opportunity, EA will make a free pre-launch demo version available early next year.

For those signing up, please be aware that entry is granted on a "first come first served" basis, and registration does not automatically guarantee you a spot.

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