Turns out we didn't dream it, and Square Enix really is making a multiplayer shooter about foam. Yes, Foamstars is happening, and all jokes aside, it was pretty fun when we went hands on earlier this year. Soon, a lot more people will get the chance to check it out, as an open beta test is heading our way very soon.

While the game is launching on both PS5 and PS4, the open beta is taking place only on PS5. It's happening between 29th September and 1st October 2023, giving everyone a few days to join some matches and see what Foamstars has to offer. You won't need PS Plus to play the beta.

As for what will be included in the beta, we're getting access to all the characters available at the game's launch, as well as two modes. Smash the Star is a team deathmatch in which killing opponents turns one of them into a Star Player, who you need to kill before the timer runs out to win. Happy Bath Survival is an unusual deathmatch mode; players within an inner layer have to take each other out, while teammates in an outer layer have to help and hinder using foam-flinging weapons.

There's more information over on the PS Blog if you want to get prepared for the beta. Will you be taking this early look at Foamstars? Tell us in the comments section below.