Counter-Strike co-creator’s Tactical Intervention takes a third dip into closed beta; open beta due August 28

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Do not adjust your gamma settings, resolution, monitor or chair: Tactical Intervention really did enjoy 2012 so much that it’s decided to do it all again. Minh ‘Gooseman’ Le’s multiplayer FPS had its first, proper beta in 2010, before a pre-release affair last March took it through to a botched release with free-to-play publisher OGPlanet. Now it’s started again under the wing of RNTS Games with a new closed beta, beginning today.

Keys can’t be borrowed, bought or bargained for; they must be won in raffles and giveaways on the TI Facebook page, held throughout Gamescom.

Here’s a wobbly, immodest new trailer for the occasion:

The closed beta will be all wrapped up by Wednesday, when the public will be welcomed in to chew up any remaining bugs ahead of a free-to-play release on Steam from September 12. Launch servers will support Europe, North America and Russia only, I’m afraid – Asian, Australian and South American players are stuck til 1st October.

That leaves us with the best part of a week to mull over the system requirements:

Minimum:

  • Processor – 3.0 GHz Dual-Core
  • Memory – 2GB RAM
  • Graphics Card – ATI Radeon 9200, NVIDIA GeForce 6200
  • Operating system – Windows XP
  • Other – Broadband Internet and a Steam Account

Optimal:

  • Processor – 3.5 GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory – 4GB RAM
  • Graphics Card – ATI Radeon 9550, NVIDIA GeForce 7200
  • Operating system – Windows Vista
  • Other – Broadband Internet and a Steam Account

Did any of you lot play Tactical Intervention in its previous guise? How was it?

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