SEGA has bellowed across the Internet that the beta sign-ups for Universe at War are now open.
Testing will begin on 15th August, so head over to the website and get your name down pronto.
Universe at War: Earth Assault is the real-time strategy game being created by Empire at War developer Petroglyph Games. It was recently revealed to be the first third-party title to support cross-platform play between PC and Xbox 360.
Multiplayer will be a key component to its success, then, and we're promised plenty of variety and balance in this department. Particularly interesting is the "Conquer the World" mode, a persistent and on-going battle between the various factions for ultimate supremacy.
Unfortunately SEGA was unavailable to tell us if and when a 360 beta would start, but we'll keep you posted.
We hope to bring you our thoughts on the game soon.