Preview Article / Video Index
A compilation of any relevant / non-redundant development and preview info and hands-on beta previews and videos; intended as a one-stop info shop as far as official and video game press is concerned.
I'll try and keep this updated up to the street date to promote informed general discussion of the beta.
DEVELOPMENT & PREVIEW ARTICLES
2011 GDC "The enemy gate is down: 5th Cell debuts innovative shooter Hybrid"
An early look at Hybrid: Ground based movement and other content destined for revision. The Battle Room comparison turned out to be more apt than they realized!
4/12 Side Mission "Hybrid's Drones Bring Depth, Domination to the Battlefield"
Drone concepts in-depth
Jeremiah's new column "Ask a Video Game Developer Anything":
3/21 First installment (general Q&A)
4/12 Second installment call for questions (not too late?)
4/26 Article "In Hybrid, Players Wage A New World War Every Couple Weeks"
Observations and speculations on the faction battle macro game, favorable comparisons to other disc feature and XBLA titles.
4/25 Interview "5th Cell's Jeremiah Slaczka On Hybrid"
Information about the persistent faction war system, and drone limits: ..."with the addition of up to 18 Drones on the field, it can actually make for a much bigger game than you would anti****te."
4/26 Article "Preview: A fresh take on cover-based warfare with Hybrid"
Team victory perks in the persistent faction battle are mentioned.
4/26 Article "Skyrockets in flight, Hybrid is a delight"
Nothing new to mention, but this article wins Internet for most lame headline reference in a Hybrid preview.
4/26 "Details about the Upcoming Hybrid Beta"
Emessai's beta infosheet. IMPORTANT: The post details say the beta is for US only but according to our resident 5th Cell developer and forum ninja there's a way to get in get in:
Originally Posted by Emily
11/1/10 "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_whOLi6fi0"]Hybrid Teaser Trailer"
Official teaser, retrieved from Machinima's Youtube channel
3/4/11 "Hybrid Multiplayer Redefined"
Official announcement trailer, retrieved from XBLAFans
1/31/12 "Hybrid - 2012 Trailer"
Official release announcement trailer on 5th Cell's Vimeo / official Hybrid site
3/17/12 "Hybrid - Beta Trailer"
Official beta trailer on 5th Cell's Vimeo / official Hybrid site
VIDEOS: DEV GAMEPLAY PREVIEW AND COMMENTARY
4/13/12 "Hybrid GT Exclusive Walkthrough HD"
Beta developer walkthrough video on [I]Gametrailers.com[I] with CEO / Creative Director Jeremiah Slaczka
4/26/12 "Hybrid - Well Worth the Wait"
Beta developer walkthrough / interview (interthrough? walkerview?) video on Gamespot with Hybrid producer Caleb Ars enaux
4/26/12 "Hybrid Developer Demo"
Beta developer demo on Games Radar with Caleb.
Credits: Lever for posting the 4/25 GameInformer interview; Yurmit for the 4/26 Joystiq, Destructoid and Kotaku articles; Emessai & XBLA Fans for the beta info sheet and link; GodlyPerfection for the 15-minute Gamespot video link.
Big Ups to Lever again for keeping track of all the rest of the videos since at least a month ago.
Last edited by external memory; 04-27-2012 at 12:30 PM.
Reason: Update, Organization, Merged With Lever's + Other Videos, Region