SCEE has confirmed that the PSN Store redesign
will be going live
on April 15th. It has also been revealed that the European Store won't get updated until Thursday the 17th, but it should be worth the wait. A list of upcoming content was included in the press release, including the European Metal Gear Online
beta. From the looks of things, it'll be an open beta for anyone who wants to take part, unlike in the US or Japan where beta keys were handed out with Metal Gear Solid 4
preorders. Here's what we can expect to see next Thursday:
- Metal Gear Online Premiere Beta
- Warhawk: Operation Broken Mirror expansion
- Lair "Diabolical Dragons" pack
- Lair "Skyguard Upgrade" pack
- "A collection of trailers including the latest for GTA IV"
- Sega Superstar Tennis demo
Looks like that "special update" we were promised was pointing towards the MGO
beta. Nice to see Europe not getting shafted in the end -- in fact, they get the best deal. A seemingly open beta. We're not sure whether the content listed above is exhaustive, but assume for now that it is. We'll let you know if we find out otherwise.[Update] Konami has confirmed
that the beta will be completely open and will last between April 21st and May 6th. After May 6th the beta client will be removed from the PSN Store.