Tera to release in 2012, alpha and beta tests teased

Tera has been pushed slightly into spring 2012. An alpha test will begin later this year, and a beta test will start early next year.

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Publisher En Masse Entertainment announced today that the action MMO Tera is scheduled for release in spring 2012. Though the game was tentatively slated for the tail end of this year, the push back to next year seems to be to give time for an extra layer of polish.

"Adding time to our schedule will help us ensure we exceed people's expectations for Tera," said publishing VP Chris Lee in a press release. "The game's action combat and depth has generated a lot of interest, and we are committed to making sure every aspect of the game lives up to our standard of quality."

An alpha test will begin later this year, and a beta test is scheduled for early 2012 to prepare for launch. If you just can't wait that long, you could always book a flight to Germany; the game will be playable at this year's Gamescom event.

"By launching Tera in spring 2012 we ensure that the game will not only live up to expectations, but surpass them," said Frogster Online Gaming CMO Daniel Ullrich in a press announcement. "We'll be unveiling various features at Gamescom and rest assured these are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what players can expect when Tera is released early next year."

Tera has generated interest for steering away from the traditional point-and-click action of most MMOs, complementing it with more action game mechanics. Our hands-on preview illustrates how developer Bluehole is trying to make sure controllers and mouse-and-keyboard are equally viable inputs for the game.

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    August 3, 2011 8:45 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Tera to release in 2012, alpha and beta tests teased.

    Tera has been pushed slightly into spring 2012. An alpha test will begin later this year, and a beta test will start early next year.

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      August 3, 2011 12:20 PM

      Tera Online is a massive flop in Korea.
      Also if you didn't like AION. Most of the people that tried to westernize AION at NCSoft West now work for Tera Online NA. I put my money on it being Terabad.

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        August 3, 2011 1:23 PM

        why didn't you go for the obvious 'Terable"?

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        August 3, 2011 1:31 PM

        yeah, it's going to be awful. nobody is going to give a fuck when it gets released here

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          August 3, 2011 2:01 PM

          They've got a bad window. It's going to be between SWTOR, Deathwing raid in WoW, and possibly Guild Wars 2.

          Terrible time to try to land an MMO.

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            August 3, 2011 2:09 PM

            Agreed. I think they would be doomed even with perfect timing, though. North America simply isn't interested in this sort of game, and without success in the Korean market subsidizing its development (as is the case with AION), they're screwed.

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            August 3, 2011 3:16 PM

            This fall/winter would have been a good window for them.
            Looks like they blew it though.

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          August 3, 2011 3:18 PM

          2.6 hit today, don't forget to login and check your surveys.

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            August 3, 2011 6:33 PM

            Man, this auto-loot pet is fucking retarded. Total waste of $15. It can't loot quest items.

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        August 3, 2011 2:34 PM

        That is a bummer, I was looking forward to trying it out once it finally was released. :(