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We want EVERYONE – not just hardcore players!


Whether you play once a year or every day, whether you pre-order the latest consoles or wouldn’t think of paying for a game – we want feedback from you!

Microsoft Game Studios is well known for publishing games like Shadow Complex, Viva Piñata, Age of Empires III, and Halo: Reach. By registering with the Microsoft Game Studios beta program, you may get a chance to play and give feedback on our games before they're officially released. For more information about the beta program, see our FAQ.

To participate, please complete the following steps to join the beta program via Microsoft Connect. Also, please note Connect’s age restrictions (see Connect’s Terms of Use for more details):


Instructions for joining the Beta Program:

  1. Find the MGS Beta Program in the Connect Directory: https://connect.microsoft.com/directory/non-feedback/entertainment/. You will need to sign in using a valid Windows Live ID and register on Connect if you have not already done so.
  2. Locate Microsoft Game Studios Beta Program and click Apply under Your Status.
  3. Complete the application questionnaire.

By signing up for the Microsoft Game Studios Beta Program, you are automatically entered into our database of people that we may invite to beta test MGS games. If you qualify to participate in a beta, you will be contacted by e-mail with all the information you need to get started.


If you are already in the Beta Program:

While we may occasionally send out e-mail reminders or announcements it is a good idea to occasionally return to this site and update your responses to the Personal Profile survey.  Good times to do so include when you acquire a new gaming console or when you need to update your contact information.

If you have already completed and submitted your Personal Profile survey and you need to update it, sign in and select "Surveys" on the navigation pane on the left or at the bottom of the page.

The next step is to sit tight.  If you are selected to participate in one of our betas, we will send you an e-mail with all the information you need to get started.  Thanks for being a part of the MGS Beta Program!


Questions? Please see: Frequently Asked Questions

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