Learn more about the Marvel MMO’s move to console and how to join in!
Itching to get your hands on “Marvel Heroes Omega”? The crew at Gazillion has been working really hard to get the game ready for consoles and their next step will allow players access to the closed beta!
We talked to Gazillion Lead Designer Ben “TheArtofRawr” Gilbert about the closed beta, what that means, how you can pick it up, and everything in between!
Marvel.com: “Marvel Heroes Omega” is headed to closed beta! That’s a big step towards the game’s full release right?
Ben Gilbert: Yes! The “Marvel Heroes Omega” closed beta for PlayStation 4 begins this Friday, April 21. We’re very excited for Marvel fans to finally have the chance to try out “Marvel Heroes” on console. We’re very happy with our current roster of Heroes, which we’ll be expanding over time. This will be one of the few places where Marvel fans can look forward to playing as characters from some of the most beloved Marvel teams, including the Avengers, Defenders, Inhumans, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy, just to name a few!
Marvel.com: Let’s say that I want to take a crack at the closed beta on PS4. What do I need to do to start beating up bad guys?
Ben Gilbert: Head to the PlayStation Store, either through the official website or your PlayStation 4 console. We’ll have a variety of Founder’s Packs for sale that will offer closed beta access in addition to a wide variety of heroes and packs of heroes.
Marvel.com: Is there a hard limit on the number of players that will be able to participate in the closed beta?
Ben Gilbert: We don’t have any hard limits set. Right now, we’re just really excited to launch our closed beta and hope as many people as possible get a chance to play it. We’ll be looking very closely at player feedback and behind-the-scenes data to make sure our final launch build is in the best shape possible.
Marvel.com: Will the team be testing anything when the game heads to PS4? I have heard rumblings of a couch co-op mode. Can you tell us more?
Ben Gilbert: Those rumblings are very accurate! We’re very excited to officially announce that two-player couch co-op will be a supported feature for “Marvel Heroes Omega” on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This has by far been the number one question and request from our community—and so we’re very excited to be able to confirm that couch co-op will be a supported feature.
Of course, you can still party up with other players in our many public Headquarters areas. But couch co-op really does offer a new way to enjoy “Marvel Heroes Omega.” We’ve had some great times playing couch co-op internally. Teaming up with a good friend, battling villains and henchmen as our favorite heroes, and collecting loot feels great. We hope players agree.
Marvel.com: And does the team have anything planned for those most marvelous of gamers, the Marvel Insiders?
Ben Gilbert: That we do! We’ve also set aside a limited quantity of closed beta keys for Marvel Insiders, some of Marvel’s most passionate and engaged fans. Insiders can redeem the key for 50,000 points in Marvel Insider starting on 4/28! Insiders should check out the Rewards page for more details.
Marvel.com: Is there anything else we need to know before the closed beta drops?
Ben Gilbert: Although I can’t announce any specific dates yet, Xbox One players should expect news very soon about dates for the beginning of our Xbox One closed beta. Stay tuned and keep an eye out on our official “Marvel Heroes Omega” website, Twitter, and Facebook for more details!
Also, while we’re very excited to bring “Marvel Heroes Omega” to consoles, I don’t want our PC audience to think we’ve forgotten about them. It’s extremely important to everyone here at Gazillion that we deliver the best possible “Marvel Heroes Omega” experience for all players regardless of their platform of choice. Whether you play on PC, PS4, or Xbox, we’ve got plans in the works for exciting new content. Stay tuned!
And stay tuned to Marvel.com for more “Marvel Heroes Omega” news and interviews.