PlanetSide 2 beta delayed

Sony pushes back beta start date for PC shooter to "Friday or Monday" to give more time for polishing and testing.

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A beta for PlanetSide 2 was supposed to launch early this week, but it has been delayed to "Friday or Monday," Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) president John Smedley has tweeted.

PlanetSide 2's beta has been delayed, but only by a few days.
PlanetSide 2's beta has been delayed, but only by a few days.

Originally scheduled to arrive on Monday or Tuesday, the beta for the free-to-play PC shooter was pushed back to give the development team additional time to polish and test it, said Smedley.

"We have some stuff we need to make sure is awesome," he wrote.

Sony first opened beta sign-ups for PlanetSide 2 back in December 2011, and gamers interested in test-driving the game can register today for access through the game's official website.

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

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

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