The PlanetSide 2 release date in North America and Europe has been set for November 20, 2012. A free-to-play title with optional content available for purchase in the marketplace, PlanetSide 2 offers an unprecedented gaming experience where players battle in massive environments alongside and against thousands of players engaging in intense air and ground combat that spans the planet of Auraxis. Players will soon be able to pledge their allegiance and enlist in one of three unique Empires – Terran Republic, New Conglomerate and Vanu Sovereignty – in the fight for global domination.
SOE kicked off external beta testing for PlanetSide 2 on August 3, 2012. Since that time, PlanetSide 2 beta has seen a massive amount of participation with each beta player averaging more than two hours a day in game. Other interesting beta statistics include:
- 83.8 billion points of damage done to players
- 2.87 billion projectiles fired
- 32 million infantry kills
- 7.3 million vehicles destroyed
- 1.4 million facilities captured
- 16.7 million rockets launched
- 4.3 million grenades thrown
- Empire allegiance breakdown (by playtime):
- New Conglomerate: 35.6%
- Terran Republic: 32.8%
- Vanu Sovereignty: 31.6
PlanetSide 2 is currently in external beta and will be available as a Free-To-Play title on PC systems via digital download on November 20, 2012. For players who are interested in an enhanced PlanetSide 2 experience, a Premium Membership option will be available for US$14.99/month and will include scalable gains for resources, XP and passive cert points. Additionally, Premium Members will receive priority log-in queue access, early access to new cosmetic items and a monthly Station Cash bonus. Players who maintain their membership over time will accrue enhancements to their benefits, and players who purchase their membership in multi-month blocks will receive an increased benefit gain immediately.