Anthem's alpha testing will launch on December 8.



The upcoming open-world, multiplayer action game being developed by BioWare is set to be released in February, and for a short time period between December 8 and 9, players can sign up to be part of the game's alpha testing phase.

The test will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC users, and publishers at EA have said it will not be available for the entirety of the two days, as there will instead by "multiple sessions" spread across the weekend.

EA said: "It's an opportunity for you to check out Anthem but we'll also be adjusting things like matchmaking and server load on the fly. These Community Playtests are more limited than what we want to share in the pre-launch demos. All of these factors combined mean that we're making access to our Playtests limited, which is where the 'closed' part of the name comes from."

Players can register their interest now, but signing up for the alpha doesn't guarantee them access.

Lucky participants will be bound by a non-disclosure agreement to not talk about the contents of the game until it is released in February.

Meanwhile, executive producer Mark Darrah recently squashed claims that the game has been pushed back to a later release date.

He wrote on Twitter: "Hey all,

"Our release date is February 22, 2019.

"Same as always (sic)"

Mark's comments come after a rumour began circulating on Reddit which claimed that BioWare was testing 'Anthem' for Sony's unannounced PlayStation 5 console, meaning it would be pushed back to release at the same time.

The rumour also claimed 'Anthem' was "a mess" on current generation hardware, meaning it could get delayed in order to release on a console that can help it run smoothly.