The Starhawk private beta will begin on Tuesday, November 22, Sony Computer Entertainment has announced.

The beta is invitation only, but many gamers who were active Warhawk players will have received an invitation by email. If not don't be too disappointed as there's a good chance you'll receive an invite in the coming weeks; Sony says the Private Beta will be "slow rolled", meaning more players will be added as the beta progresses.

The early beta phase will offer Capture the Flag on a couple of maps. Further content will be released over time.

If you're really keen to take part in the Private Beta then be sure to keep an eye on PlayStation Blog manager James Gallagher's posts and Tweets, as he'll be sharing a few more beta codes.

Failing that, those who've picked up a PAL copy of Uncharted 3 will receive an email with a public beta code in early 2012. This beta will offer more features, game modes, guns, weapons and more.