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ModNation Racers Euro beta in 2010

US equivalent begins this month.

Sony has announced that the European beta for ModNation Racers will take place during a couple of weeks in "early 2010", offering "exclusive European content".

The announcement on the European PlayStation blog comes as US gamers are promised a beta running from 18th December this year until 10th January.

ModNation Racers is a PS3-exclusive racing game where you can build your own tracks and customise your own cars, then share the lot online with friends.

If that all sounds a bit LittleBigPlanet, that's because it's being billed by Sony as the latest in the loose family of "Play Create Share" titles for which Sackboy is the poster-child.

Check out our ModNation Racers hands-on preview from gamescom to see roughly what to expect.