President of Sony Online Entertainment, John Smedley has announced that the beta for Planetside 2 will launch early next week.
The news was delivered via a rather loud tweet from Smedley’s twitter account, “THE BETA WILL START NEXT MON OR TUESDAY BARRING ANY UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.”
Planetside 2 is the sequel to the 2003 MMOFPS in which the player became a member of one of three factions as they fought for territorial control over ten different continents on the planet Auraxis. Invites for the beta being sent out in waves, with priority given to active Planetside subscribers, inactive past subscribers and then opt in entrants, in that order.
If you’re not an active Planetside subscriber, or haven’t been in the past, you can apply for the beta on the official website.
Here’s a new CGI trailer for Planetside 2: