Planetside 2 For PS4 Beta Start Date News Coming This Week

by Mike Futter on Jan 05, 2015 at 11:10 AM

We have a follow-up on last week’s hopeful hints that the long-awaited Planetside 2 beta will be arriving on PlayStation 4 soon. Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley says that a  concrete launch date is coming this week.

According to a statement on Twitter, Smedley says that the beta start date will be coming “in the next few days.” Alongside that information will be details about the game’s longer term rollout to a wider audience.

Codes for the beta won’t be going out just yet, though. Those will arrive closer to the test’s launch.

Smedley said last week that he anticipates the beta to start on January 13 or January 20. For more on Planetside 2, you can read our previous coverage. You can also sign up for the beta for a chance to play.

Update: It looks like the beta signup website is having problems resulting when an email address is input. It's unclear if this is intentional or not. We'll update should we learn more.

[Source: John Smedley on Twitter (1), (2), (3)]


Our Take
I greatly look forward to the Planetside 2 beta starting. I’ve been curious about the game, but we've also been writing about the imminent release of the PlayStation 4 beta for over a year