London-based game developer Omeda Studios has announced that its Playstation Closed Beta for Predecessor, a third-person action MOBA, will start on December 5th 2023.
Born from Paragon, originally developed by Epic Games, Predecessor has been in early access on PC for almost a year. During this Closed Beta, PlayStation players will now have the opportunity to get a taste of the MOBA, billed as the first of its kind on Unreal Engine 5.
Paragon launched in 2016 but was shut down in 2018 as Epic focused its efforts on its more popular competitive title, Fortnite.
Another dev, Netmarble, has also produced Paragon: The Overprime, a separate game based on the original Paragon.
What is Predecessor?
Teams of five join arms in battle as they fight for glory on a third-person battlefield against enemy heroes on a traditional three-lane map, featuring an interactive jungle, monsters and more.
In a match, 10 players are divided into two teams with each player controlling their chosen hero. Each hero has their own unique abilities and design, meaning there’s a hero to match everyone’s style of play. Heroes complete objectives to collect gold like killing minions, downing towers or annihilating enemy heroes.
As a hero collects more gold, they can buy items from the shop that influence their heroes in different ways – allowing them to teleport to new locations, go invisible, freeze time and more.
Items also allow a hero to get more powerful (strength, attack speed, health and various other attributes).
Predecessor’s PlayStation Closed Beta release date and what to expect
The Playstation Closed Beta starts on December 5th 2023 and is accessible to all North American and EU players on PS4 and PS5.
During the PlayStation Closed Beta, players will have the choice between 30+ different Heroes with their different characteristics and roles.
With cross-platform capabilities, PlayStation Closed Beta players will be teamed with PC players, increasing match-making downtime.
To gain access to the Predecessor Playstation Closed Beta, players will need to register here using their email address.
Dom is an award-winning writer and finalist of the Esports Journalist of the Year 2023 award. He graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Federation up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and offer esports consultancy and freelance services. Note: Dom still produces the British Esports newsletter on a freelance basis, so our coverage of British Esports is always kept simple – usually just covering the occasional press release – because of this conflict of interest.