Sony has sent out an invitation for PSP owners to beta test their upcoming
title Siphon Filter: Dark Mirror
. All they ask is that you go to http://pspbeta.us.playstation.com
on your PSP's brower, submit an
application, and hope they pick you.
There is one catch though: Sony is requiring that all applicants use
(the still unhacked) PSP firmware 2.6 just to apply
. Clever plan. Create
excitement by having an open application process to beta test an upcoming game, hoping applicants will choose to forgo
their downgradable/downgraded homebrew friendly firmware just for a small chance to play a new game before it's out.
Thanks, but I'll stick with my 1.5 PSP chock full o' stuff.(Read on for Sony's invitation; thanks, al. Check out PSP Fanboy for
[Thanks to everyone that tipped us!]CongratulationsYou have been hand selected for a very special mission.
We're beta testing a title exclusively for the PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system Syphon Filter®: Dark Mirror.
We'd like you to apply to be one of our beta testers. Space is limited, so register today using only your PSP browser.
(You will not be able to register for this beta test any other way.)Just follow these
simple steps:1) Upgrade your PSP Firmware to 2.6*2) From your PSP Internet browser go to
only accept registrations that are completed on the PSP%uFFFD browser.)3) Follow the onscreen instructions to complete your
registration.You will not receive a confirmation email. We will not send out acceptance notifications until all
applications are processed.Please note that this beta is ONLY playable online on your PSP%uFFFD system via a wireless
Internet connection. No offline version is available.*Instructions on how to
download- install the 2.6 Firmware
Upgrade:- Information and instructions about
using your computer to install the Firmware are available here.- If you have wireless Internet access, simply choose the "Network Update" option
under the settings menu of your PSP system. More details. Important Beta Test GuidelinesEMAIL ADDRESS: Once you have submitted your application
via the PSP browser (part of Firmware 2.6), do not change the email address in your PlayStation Underground Member
Profile. You may only participate in this beta test with the address to which we sent this invitation.