PC Public Beta for CryENGINE 3 powered Arena FPS ‘Nexuiz’ launches today, pre-orders available

THQ and Machinima today announced the immediate launch of a public PC Beta for Nexuiz, the CryENGINE 3 powered Arena FPS from Illfonic. Places are limited, and access keys can be claimed on a first come, first served basis via Alienware’s website at AlienwareArena.com/Nexuiz.
After a successful launch on Xbox 360, Nexuiz is now scheduled for release on PC on May 3, with a suggested retail price of $9.99 and substantial PC-specific enhancements.
Kedhrin Gonzalez, creative director at Illfonic said:
“PC is the home of the arena shooter. We’ve been working hard to make the PC version of Nexuiz the best we can, and add the features and support that the discerning PC audience expects. This beta will help us fine tune our online service, and we hope players will have a blast with it.”
The PC version of Nexuiz will include a number of enhancements and changes over the console version including:
•Dedicated server support and game browser
•Enhanced, CryENGINE 3 powered graphics with DX11 support
•Advanced custom controls, new HUD and a 15 percent increase to player speed for ultimate twitch-shooter experience — and immersive feedback utilizing Alien FX by Alienware!
Nexuiz for PC is now available to pre-order from Steam with a 10 percent discount applied to all pre-orders.