PlanetSide 2 to Go Live by December 31, 2012

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.

Join Alpha for Beta!

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:

5 thoughts on “PlanetSide 2 to Go Live by December 31, 2012

  1. Winged Nazgul

    Actually, that sounds less like the planned launch date as saying that PS2 will launch sometime this year.


  2. bhagpuss

    Since the NDA is gone I can say that I’ve been in the beta since, I think, it started. I haven’t played much, not because I don’t want to or because I didn’t enjoy it the few times I did but because there just so damn much going on all the time right now.

    I never played Planetside1 so I can’t compare it but I would definitely play PS2 if I didn’t have one million other MMOs on the go. The time I’ve had in it so far has been highly enjoyable, although I had no real clue what I was doing. (No change there, of course…)


  3. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Bhagpuss – Ever the problem I run into as I get older, too much to do, not enough time. I try to explain this to my daughter (who was pretty much allowed to play Minecraft all day for two days straight last weekend while the wife and I worked on the house), and she doesn’t get it. She wants to get older so she can have more free time. It just doesn’t work that way.

    I played a bit of PlanetSide 1 when I had Station Access. I never had to buy the box for some reason, even back when you were supposed to. I couldn’t tell you if I was really, really bad at it, or if I was there during the high point of the hacks.

    Could be both as easy as either one.


  4. Galaji

    I hope you are wrong about the date.
    Having played a few hours of the beta, I can confirm that is most certainly is a BETA.

    There are many things missing and bugs that need squashing before I can relax and have a good time with this one.

    I also hope they aren’t finished adding vehicles to the game. As it stands they are missing at least 6 ground vehicles from the first game. =(


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