Starcraft 2 beta coming very soon for the Mac, pre-order now and get a FREE beta key!
GameStop.com is offering a pretty cool promotion for those Starcraft 2 fans out there, if you pre-order the game on their site, they’ll email you a free key for the beta… this is particularly awesome since the beta is due out for Mac OS X very soon.
According to Joystiq, Blizzard will be releasing the Starcraft 2 beta client for Mac OS X sometime in April, meaning very soon. Proof of this is on the beta client download page, where the Mac client download is visible but grayed out (see screenshot below).
A thread on Battle.Net Forums indicates that the Starcraft 2 DVD will include both the Mac and PC version, so this would suggest the pre-order version available from GameStop.com would be that cross-platform installation disc. This is not confirmed however, so if you’re uncomfortable playing the game under Boot Camp than you might want to wait to find out for 100% sure if all Starcraft 2 installation DVD’s are PC and Mac since GameStop won’t refund the purchase once the beta key is mailed out.
So if you want your Starcraft 2 Beta key, head on over to GameStop.com for the pre-order. The final version of Starcraft 2 is due out for both Mac and PC sometime this year.