Beta Invitations Out Soon
The promotional engine continues to turn for PlanetSide 2, the sequel to Sony Online Entertainment’s persistant MMOFPS. A new CGI trailer, titled “Death Is No Excuse”, was released in the early hours of the morning and features a New Conglomerate assault force taking on a Terran Republic base… with the Vanu Sovereignty not far behind. Check out the trailer for yourself after the jump.
Although the warning at the start clearly states it does not represent gameplay, it did highlight the use of jetpacks, which light infantry units will be equipped with. A new addition to the series, jetpacks will affect the way troop movement happens in the heat of battle (just don’t go expecting to be hopping over Galaxy dropships… and survive, anyway.)
Before the trailer was released, President of SOE John Smedley took to Twitter to update fans on the progress of closed beta applications which have been open for some time. Happening over the course of several phases, current PlanetSide 1 subscribers will be among the first to get invites, followed by former subscribers. After that, those with priority keys from competitions and magazine promotions will be let in, followed by everyone else when the open beta begins. Smedley also stated that, providing nothing goes wrong, the beta would be begin early next week.
You can sign up for the PlanetSide 2 beta by heading over to the official website.