A new PlanetSide 2 Producer's Letter
has the latest from Josh Hackney, executive producer on SOE's upcoming MMOFPS sequel. Among other things, he reveals plans for external beta testing of the game:
External Beta will include primary rounds of entry for existing PlanetSide 1 players and additional External Beta registrants, including those who obtained Beta codes from the PC Gamer magazine cover feature. Playtests will be scheduled during this time to ensure the maximum testing of specific aspects of the game with ever increasing numbers of players. Your participation is extremely valuable to us and weíll be balancing and revising base layouts based on your feedback. Again, we will be inviting as many of our existing PlanetSide 1 players as we can into the early phases of Beta determined by a number of different factors, including machine type. Rest assured PlanetSide 1 players... youíre top of the list in each phase.
As Beta progresses I will continue to send out more specifics on dates of each of the phases. If you donít have a Beta code, you donít have to go to eBay to get one. Prove your empire allegiance and tweet (@planetside2) for a chance to receive a Beta code. Be sure to check out our Facebook APP as well! And, if you havenít done so yet, sign up for Beta access at www.PlanetSide2.com and ensure your contact information and computer specs are up to date. Please also remember that Beta testers will be under an NDA (Non-disclosure agreement) which requires acceptance prior to admission into Beta.
Thanks again for all the support and help in making PlanetSide 2 a truly epic experience!