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How to sign up for the Beta Program

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Thank you for your interest in joining the Microsoft Game Studios beta program!

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

If you live outside of the United States, you must be at least 18 years old. U.S. residents must be at least 16 years old, and you are between the ages of 16 and 18, you will need to complete a Parental Consent Form (valid only in the United States) prior to registration.


Instructions for joining the Beta Program:

  1. Go to: 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.


If you qualify to participate in a beta, you will be contacted by e-mail with all the information you need to get started.