After previously writing about how excited I was for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, I decided to put my money where my mouth is and go ahead and pre-order it. Like any Stardock game, this has the added bonus that I can now play in the beta which just launched yesterday. Beta 1 features both the TEC Loyal and TEC Rebel factions as well as most of the engine and gameplay changes.
From reading the initial reports on the forums it looks like the AI is severely limited in this Beta for some reason, and there are a number of other minor glitches. Still, it will probably be worth loading up and playing through part of a game just to check out all the new features and see how things run on my system. I’ll make sure to report back once I’ve had time to do so.
To keep up with the beta keep an eye on this forum.