TaleWorlds has announced that it is taking applications for Beta testers for the Mount & Blade: Warband multiplayer expansion pack.
Those who have purchased the game and still have their serial number lying around, will have preference over those that did not purchase the game, and if you are located close to the multiplayer servers, you will also be given preference.
With that being said, more servers are expected to be opened, and when that happens, more will be invited as well as randomly picked.
Warband adds multiplayer, and will support up to 32 players and eventually handle 64 once mods are created. A complete graphics overhaul will be included, better AI with a greater sense of morale, and improvements to the combat system.
Mount & Blade is an RPG with a focus on mounted combat. While not a bad game at all, it has a reputation of being notoriously hard to play until you get the hang of things.
A release date for the expansion has yet to be announced.