Atari have announced that the beta test of Horizons: Empire of Istaria have opened on European servers based in Germany, in preparation for the full launch in February next year.


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The massively multiplayer online roleplaying game sees action taking place in the world of Istaria, which is packed full of cities, castles and mystical structures, and will be featured on Sky Digital television channel Game Network with regular updates as to action taking place in the game.

Horizons lets you start off from a small plot of land, and build your dream homestead with machines, merchant shops, and furniture whilst working with other players in the community to fight off the opposing forces and learning tradeskills which you can use with other players before heading off in to combat.


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Further details of Horizons: Empire of Istaria and how to take part in the beta testing are available from the official website, and you can pre-order the title from Amazon.co.uk now.