Halo fans who couldn’t get to E3 will get their chance to test out the PC version of Halo: Reach very soon. 343 Industries has announced that its first beta will begin next week for a small subsection of registered Halo Insiders.

The developer warns that the beta still has a chance of being delayed, but it is working hard on the current build to make sure that doesn’t happen. The demo will be similar to the one that E3 attendees got to play earlier this month (“Tip of the Spear”).

Since there are so many pieces and levers that need testing, verification, and appropriate approvals, we need to take our time to ensure we’re sending out a quality flight to our Halo Insiders. The team has a build which appears to be a strong candidate, but it’s still in the middle of going through the test process as I type (and as you read). That said, we’re still targeting to release next week and will be sharing the details with the public, so even if you aren’t selected for the flight, you’ll know what’s happening.

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