First, an explanation for some who seem to not understand the TCoS situation (certain commenter's are not aware of how this is working...)
Acclaim has gained the rights to place the game on their servers. This is all the company is doing.
The game itself is set to release on Dec. 5th (with the Germans already playing since November 27th). The over seas markets will be playing a "full release" coded game.
Basically the Closed Beta that will be taking place in the US, UK, AU, etc...(which was originally scheduled for the 27th of November) is using released code. There is not a noted NDA at this point according to the Acclaim site. And most anyone who signs up gets instant access to the game..
Today, more information has been posted. And these posts are really great and informative...
This was originally the post used for the November 27th delay..
"Hey guys theres been a lot of questions flying around about when we are launching our CB since the EU Free2Play client got delayed.
I am confirming with you now, that Acclaim's CB launch has also been delayed to December 5th. The reason for this is that we use the Free2Play client. As found here the release of the Free2Play client has been delayed, thus our launch has been delayed.
Very sorry for this guys, however I thought you should know, even though the delay was completely out of our hands.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to reply to this and either myself, Phew or Historian will be more than happy to answer.
*Edit - As per Historian's new topic, the above date of December 5th is no long applicable. At the time of this post originally, the date and information was accurate, however this has since changed."
If you follow the link, you will notice a rather sizable message. But, this one line stands out..
"As you know there have been some delays and at the moment we don't have a set time for our Closed Beta launch. Yeah that isn't fun to hear, but it means that the game you do get to beta test won't be one that was rushed out the door. That said you will be playing 5 seconds after the actual developer of the game releases the code to us. The servers are ready. Acclaim is ready. Are you ready? "
Well...hooray. Great stuff.
So, a day before CB launch, another cryptic note..
But, it is interesting to note that the developer is dropping the ball here...yet, the EU version is going strong.
This should be interesting.