In a surprise announcement, Koei Tecmo has launched an online beta of Dead or Alive 6 of the game on PlayStation 4. The open beta is apparently only available to PS Plus members.
The demo version was launched on the PlayStation Store today at 7 am PT and will last precisely 72 hours until Monday, 14 of January. You can take part of this online beta test of the game right now, if you have the PS Plus membership.
Fighters Online Beta test for #DOA6 is available for pre download now! It will be playable Jan. 11th 2019 at 8:00AM PDT – Jan. 14th 7:59AM PDT. Kasumi, Ayane, Hayabusa, Hayate, and one of the most anticipated newcomers, Diego will be the available characters! #DEADORALIVE6 #DOA6 pic.twitter.com/YXhsKjEyua
— DOATEC(DOA6)OFFICIAL (@DOATEC_OFFICIAL) January 11, 2019
The beta includes an Online Versus mode, in which you can face off against many other players online in the DOA Colosseum using a few characters like Hayabusa, Diego, Kasumi, Ayante and Hayate.
Dead or Alive 6 was originally planned to release on 15 February but Team Ninja pushed the release date to two more weeks, in need to further enhance and balance the game. Yohei Shimbori announced about the delay and he also apologized to fans of the game by saying that he is sorry for the:
Inconvenience caused. The title’s development is already near complete; however, we would like to take more time to further polish its balance, gameplay, and expressivity. In return for your patience, we commit to bringing you the best Dead or Alive gaming experience.
The new release date of the game is now set to 1 March, 2019. This is the sixth main enter in the series that focuses less on the over sexuality of previous titles and more on easing in newcomers to the game.
Dead Or Alive 6 is coming on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The open beta is a good way to prepare yourself for when the game actually launches, and also gives you a taste of what to expect in the final game.
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