Super Monday Night Combat, a free-to-play third-person multiplayer shooter that has been in beta for the last several months, accidentally became available to all Steam users on Tuesday, ahead of its official launch date. Developer Uber Entertainment, rather than try to close the floodgates, decided instead to go with the early release of the game.
The accidental release was due to a wave of new invites to the game - which was still in beta at the time - over the weekend. There was lots of confusion over how the messaging was handled, "which resulted in more silliness," said Chandana Ekanayake, art director and executive producer at Uber Entertainment. "We had a bunch of invite issues over the weekend and the cleanest way to sort that out is to open it up," Ekanayake wrote on Uber's official forums.
"There will be a formal announcement, promotion, etc coming soon with the next patch," Ekanayake wrote. "Really the way we see it, it's no different [than] what we've been doing, which is continue to update the game."
Super Monday Night Combat can be downloaded from Steam and played for free, right now.