Ubi Soft, the publisher of WolfPack Studios' Shadowbane, is now accepting applications for an open beta test. The game has been in a closed beta test since January 2002. The company will be allowing thousands more players into the test this year. Players interested in being picked as a tester can apply for consideration at Shadowbane's official site.
Shadowbane takes the massively multiplayer online RPG genre to a new level by offering gamers an unparalleled challenge that combines role-playing and strategic elements. The title is the first MMORPG to offer a Dynamic World Model, in which players’ actions and decisions permanently change the history, politics and landscape of the game. Players will utilize both role-playing and strategic elements for city management, army creation, siege warfare and economic development. Shadowbane is currently scheduled for release in North America on the PC later this year.