June 28, 2012
Planetside 2 Producer’s Letter
Producer Josh Hackney has published an open letter to fans on the Planetside 2 news blog, something you can read for yourself here.
The long and short of it is plans on how they’re doing beta testing, as well as a special bonus for Planetside veterans. For the beta schedules, they’re currently doing “closed internal beta” which is just team members and friends/family. Between that and the external beta is a testing phase where they try out various computers and make sure the game runs nice on all sorts of different setups, which is likely related to the email sent out recently to players signed up for the beta in which system specs were asked for. After that is the first real external beta, being opened up to Planetside vets and anyone who purchased a priority access beta code in April’s PCGamer.
It sounds like there’s one more phase of closed testing between us real people playing the game, and that phase is going to feel like forever. But there’s good news for anyone who played Planetside previously: July 1st has been declared Planetside Day, and any current or former subscriber to the game will be granted 30 free days to play, making the wait for the Planetside 2 beta that much easier to bear. If you played Planetside that is.
You can grab the game here, and you don’t need to buy the game but simply click the “reinstall” button to the side of the “buy” button to get the downloader.