PlanetSide 2 Beta delayed

A beta for PlanetSide 2 was supposed to launch early this week, but Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) president John Smedley has stated that it has been delayed to "Friday or Monday". Originally scheduled to arrive on Monday or Tuesday, the beta for the free-to-play PC shooter was pushed back to give the development team additional time to polish and test it, said Smedley

"We have some stuff we need to make sure is awesome," he wrote

Sony first opened beta sign-ups for PlanetSide 2 way back in December 2011, and gamers interested in test-driving the game can register still to this day for access through the game's official website.

PlanetSide 2 is successor to SOE's original subscription-based MMO shooter released in 2003. The studio is hoping to dramatically expand on that game's scope with this sequel, which will run on the newly built Forgelight Engine.

The game will be a "re-imagining" of the original, which chronicled a futuristic conflict on the embattled planet of Auraxis between three different factions: the Terran Republic, the New Conglomerate, and the Vanu Sovereignty. Players will advance through battle ranking levels while acquiring equipment certifications for both different weapon types and different classes of vehicle. Stay tuned for more information.