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PlanetSide 2 Limited Beta Begins Now

By Michael Jamias
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PlanetSide 2, the wildly anticipated MMOFPS sequel, has quietly launched its player beta stage with a few lucky fans invited to pre-test the online shooter.

As a consolation for the rest of us who failed to make this first beta invitation, SOE offers a consolation – a new developer diary where creative director Matt Higby and senior art director Tramell Isaac discuss the beta, and reveal fresh details about the Light Assault class.

The roughly 12-minute video includes gameplay footage of the Light Assault class, one of six distinct choices available for PlanetSide 2 players.

PlanetSide 2 is the long-awaited continuation to the PlanetSide, also a first-person shooter MMO released in 2003 by the same developer Sony Online Entertainment. The original PlanetSide has been widely credited as one of the pioneering MMOFPS games, paving the way for the genre’s current popularity.

Pressure has been building for the PlanetSide 2 sequel to measure up to its predecessor, with SOE responding with more massive battles that persist for days on end. Character customization was also deepened to allow cherry-picking of skills, resulting in unique builds to suit a player’s combat style.

Tune in here as we keep track of developments surrounding the PlanetSide limited beta, as well as announcements of future beta events.

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