July 30, 2012
Planetside 2 Speta (Space Beta) Been Spelayed (Space Delayed)
Sadly for everyone who was hoping for Planetside 2 to open its doors today to the would-be masses, or at least small groups of the masses, they were disappointed. Not only has it slipped the intended date of Monday-Tuesday/Today-Tomorrow/July 30th-31st, but it has missed most of this week entirely. John Smedley tweeted earlier to both announce, and clarify.
As someone with access to someone with the tech test, I can assure you that this delay is not only a good idea, it’s almost a necessity. Various leaked videos of the tech test have shown some odd latency issues (potentially due to streaming/recording, or perhaps the client’s connection) that seem to be a game-breaking affair in an MMO, more so an MMO shooter.
Regardless, the beta has been delayed ’til the end of this week or the start of next, at which point everyone should be able top hop in and play, adhering to a testing schedule at first to make sure they’ve ironed out the bugs before letting the servers run 24/7.