PlanetSide 2 opens beta sign-ups

Sony Online Entertainment opens up applications for gamers to test-drive its upcoming massively multiplayer online shooter.

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Sony Online Entertainment is putting out the call for PlanetSide 2 recruits. The publisher has relaunched the website for the upcoming free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter, complete with a sign-up form for would-be beta testers.

SOE has put out the call for recruits.

PlanetSide 2 will be a sequel to SOE's original subscription-based MMO shooter released in 2003. The studio is hoping to dramatically expand on that game's scope, and it will run on the newly built Forgelight Engine.

The sequel will be a "reimagining" of the original, which chronicled a futuristic conflict on the embattled planet of Auraxis among three different factions: the Terran Republic, the New Conglomerate, and the Vanu Sovereignty. Players will advance through various battle ranking levels while acquiring equipment certifications for both different weapon types and different classes of vehicles.

Discussion

31 comments
jphowland
jphowland

I'm sure this has been answered already but how exactly do I sign up? I been waiting for this game awhile now

Halloll
Halloll

did anyone receive any beta invites yet? I signed for the beta months ago

headcrab
headcrab

Planetside was a truly unique gaming experience, not to be missed. Hell, the first one is still going strong since 2003!

 

Can not WAIT for Planetside 2!

bababa12128
bababa12128

I've seen a lot people writing this game off because it's free-to-play and that seems a bit hasty to me. They have interviews out where they talk about what will be offered to those willing to pay and it's nothing more than gun/player/ship skins/colors, you know, aesthetic stuff. They've specifically said it will not be pay-to-win. Of course, we'll see if that promise holds up after launch but until then you really having to lose by giving a free game a chance. Especially when said game could revolutionize the FPS market. Just sayin.

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

Haven't played the 1st one, but if it feels anything like MAG I'll be playing.

itchyflop
itchyflop

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Bootsakah
Bootsakah

Loved Planetside, nobody has done anything like it since. I still find it crazy that there are not more MMO's based on shooter games. Hope the next P-side is a good one.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@MoreThot For the price, it's at least worth checking out.

MoreThot
MoreThot

I would have signed up, but after reading "upcoming free-to-play" I immediately lost interest. I have little faith in f2p mmo's these days.

djpetitte
djpetitte

i beta tested the first one, I actually still have the disks they sent me. lol

blackace
blackace

The first game had a lot of potential until Sony devs decided to break it and subscribers fled in droves. Similar to what happened with Star Wars Galaxies. Let's hope they get it right this time and leave it right. I'll sign up when I get a chance since it's free.

Mehfuz
Mehfuz

just signed up, never the game before

Blaze787
Blaze787

For beta I the signed. Wait can't!

xNikitaz
xNikitaz

I signed-up too lets see..

Evenios
Evenios

former Galaxies subscribers should get in garenteed i think!

BloodMist
BloodMist

Ahh sweet, this is the only new or upcoming MMO I have any real interest in whatsoever. *signs up*

Landsharkk
Landsharkk

Signed up, twice! Since I can't remember which of my 4 station accounts is my main one. lol

nurnberg
nurnberg

This game has a lot of potential.

Frosty192
Frosty192

Signed up. I hope this will be an awesome game.

NoodleFighter
NoodleFighter

Already signed up the second the mention it on face book :D

wezkilla
wezkilla

Awesome sauce, signed up!

eran503
eran503

Nice i will sign for the beta soon

jphowland
jphowland

That's the game right there!!!! They just need to bring mag back and my life would be complete.

almat96
almat96

 @MoreThot They've talked about what will be in the shop, and it is purely aesthetics. At least give it a try! The original Planetside was amazing.

camyers1310
camyers1310

 @almat96 Im playing Ghost Recon Online and I'm extremley impressed. That and Tribes has changed my mind. Given the right developer F2P can not only be a strong game. But a hell of a time killer too!