The War for Auraxis Spreads to PlayStation®4: Planetside® 2 Closed Beta Begins
SAN DIEGO - Jan. 20, 2015 - Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced that the Closed Beta begins today in the United States for PlanetSide®2, the critically-acclaimed, free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS), through the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

"PlanetSide 2 is defined by its massive size and strong camaraderie amongst players, making it an exceptional fit for the PlayStation 4's powerful hardware and social community," said Clint Worley, Executive Producer, PlanetSide 2. "We didn't just create a port -- we created a full console first-person shooter experience. The Closed Beta allows us to gain invaluable player feedback, ensuring a heart-pounding, action-packed massive experience at launch."

As the only PlayStation 4 game that brings massive communities of players together to fight simultaneously across enormous battles, PlanetSide 2 offers a truly massive world combat conflict. Players can still register for the Closed Beta, which begins today with a few thousand initial invites followed by a steady increase throughout the Beta period. Players will be invited to Beta chronologically and can opt in by email for a chance to participate in Closed Beta via the PlanetSide 2 website:

The Beta period for PlanetSide 2 on PlayStation 4 will enable SOE to test servers, performance and various other aspects of the game. Players in Beta are fully encouraged to offer constructive feedback through community forums and official PlanetSide 2 social channels.

PlanetSide 2 Closed Beta is now available for the PlayStation 4 in the United States, though the Beta will expand to future countries and territories in the near future. A final game launch is slated for later this year. For additional details on the PlayStation 4 version and the Closed Beta, visit the PlanetSide 2 FAQ:

PlanetSide 2 media assets are available here (links for press only):

PlanetSide 2 ESRB Rating: TEEN with Violence. Visit for rating information.

About PlanetSide 2
PlanetSide 2 is a revolutionary massive scale first-person shooter where soldiers battle as one in strategic, targeted missions against enemy empires in an all-out planetary war. The game challenges the skill and grit of the most seasoned soldier through intense infantry, air, and ground vehicle gameplay.
Across the continents of Auraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles can last for days or weeks, so players will need to build alliances and specialized combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives. With aircraft and ground vehicles, as well as infantry combat, the battles will be larger and more intense than ever before.

About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games and emergent gameplay. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises such as EverQuest®, EverQuest®II, PlanetSide®2, DC Universe™ Online, and the highly-anticipated H1Z1™, Landmark™ and EverQuest Next™, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms.

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