Ubisoft is giving select players a chance to test Panzer General Online in the game's new closed beta.
Ubisoft and Blue Byte Studios have announced the official closed beta launch of its upcoming free-to-play browser based title Panzer General Online. The publisher and developer hope to deliver a new take on the long running series that integrates the accessibility of a browser title with a "intense tactical battles" and a new collectible card system that allows players to trade units and customize their armies.
Panzer General Online takes the classic strategy franchise to the online stage in an experience that couples the best of turn-strategy with the best of competitive play.
Players admitted into the closed beta will be given access to a variety of historically-based units and battlegrounds. Doing well in battle, in turn, will yield collectible tank, infantry and artillery miniatures that can be traded with other players or used "to create, refine, and upgrade" a customized army. Players will also be able to create a deck of command cards that can be used to call in special attacks and execute tactical moves that can aid them in battle.
Gamers interested in claiming a spot in the closed beta can visit the Panzer General Online website where they can create an account and register for a chance to gain access. Participants in the closed beta will, in turn, work with the developers to test the game, deliver feedback and aid in refining the game for its eventual release.