After a lengthy window of testing, the closed beta for Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising ended Tuesday May 31 at 10 a.m. CST. The dev team released the following comments regarding the closed beta:
The Gods & Heroes development team is announcing that our Closed Beta period will end on Tuesday, May 31st at 10:00 am Central Time. At that time, the Beta Server will be closed as we prepare the game for its Open Beta phase. We will have more information on the Open Beta Phase next week.
Everyone in the Gods & Heroes Development Team appreciates your participation, feedback, and help. Over the months we have shared with you our successes and challenges. We put ourselves in front of you during live Ustream Dev Team chats; we have expressed our passion for the game and belief in each other. We have had serious discussions with many of you and allowed our own humor to shine through.
The devs also took an opportunity to provide a number of resources and links, with the highlight being the announcement of a new Gods and Heroes website, added features to the community forums, a Praetorian Volunteer Program, Honored Roman of the Month, an IRC channel, and MMO gamer correspondent contest.