MAG, Sony's 256-player military shooter, is out in Australia in just over three weeks. Now that the beta has wrapped up, Sony says they'll be hosting local servers for Aussie players.
Alon Isaacs, Director of Online Services at Sony Computer Entertainment Australia, confirms the news:
“MAG brings simultaneous 256 player online play to PS3 for the first time. This challenges all elements of the online environment to deliver a responsive and quality experience for players. With 256 players all accessing a game server at the same time, every component of the infrastructure from the server to the database and particularly the network must perform optimally to ensure there are no bottlenecks.
“Like Killzone 2, the global server set will include MAG servers based in Australia, demonstrating Sony Computer Entertainments commitment to do everything it can to ensure that consumers will get an optimal experience when playing this ground breaking title online.”
Excellent! Now, let's hope 256 people actually buy MAG when it goes on sale in Australia on February 11.