Today’s SOE announcement was the PlanetSide 2 Alpha Squad, a deal by which you could get into the PlanetSide 2 beta, get some Station Cash, and get a few special early adopter perks, including a “Founder” title, all for $39.95.
Good stuff, and I know some people will jump right on that.
But down in the FAQ section, we appear to get a reveal as to the expected launch date for PlanetSide 2.
Q. I’ve purchased the Alpha Squad Package. When do I get my items?
A. Your Beta access starts immediately, and you will receive 4000 Station Cash immediately! You will receive your in-game items upon the launch of PlanetSide 2, on or before December 31, 2012.
That seems like a pretty firm statement to me. We shall see if that comes to pass.
All I have to say is that at least it isn’t launching into the pre-holiday mess with all the other launches and expansions.
Addendum: Heh, I actually suspected as much based on what Smed has tweeted in the past, but I could not resist declaring a ship date: