In preparation for the game’s expansion onto the Playstation 4, registration for the next phase of the MMO ‘PlanetSide 2’ Closed Beta is now online and can be found on the ‘PlanetSide’ website. This new phase of Closed Beta testing will begin on March 25th in Europe and in North America on March 24th.
According to their forum posting, the beta requires a full download of 10GB, but they state that this is due to them adding “3 additional continents and a ton of other features/content.” The beta will available on the Playstation Store and will require a beta voucher to use.
If you’re invited to the Closed Beta you can leave your feedback for the development team on their forum. It’s also a good place to find out more information on the Closed Beta in general, so check it out.
Sony’s ‘PlanetSide 2’ is a free to play MMO for the PC and soon to be PS4. Battles take place between three empires, New Conglomerate, Terran Republic, and Vanu Sovereignty, and can take place both on land (in vehicles or on foot) and up in the air. Essentially, the game is based around these three armies taking over or containing control of bases, or as their website puts it:
“In PlanetSide 2 battles can last for days or even weeks, and finally taking control of the base means it’s yours until someone can take it back. Working strategically as a team to capture key tactical positions such as power plants and ammo depots have long-lasting effects that can shift the tide of battle. Victory requires strategic teamwork and a quick trigger finger to survive the massive battles.”
These battles are not meant to be fought “between dozens of troops, but thousands” – in fact, ‘PlanetSide 2’ holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest first person shooter battle in a single battle with 1158 players all fighting at once.
There’s no date yet for when the game will be available for everyone, so if you’re interested in getting a look at what the updated ‘Planetside 2’ has in store then you should definitely consider registering.