A Starsiege: Tribes player from way back (when it was in the hands of Sierra and Dynamix) I've been closely following the development of Hi-Rez Studios' Tribes: Ascend. While I'm wary of the class-based gameplay and the gun models taking up uncomfortable amounts of screen real estate, I am prepared to give it a chance.
Hopefully there will be more info to digest soon, with the game hitting closed beta next month. Studio CEO Todd Harris confirms the date of November 4 in the interview above. It's not locked in stone, but Harris says the team is "working hard" to make it happen.
As long as I can don heavy armour and drop mortars on my enemies, I'll be happy. Mostly.