On Tuesday, SOE posted their first Planetside 2 community video, Planetside Command Centre, up on their Youtube channel. The video has received a lot of positive response from fans for it's forthright conversation from the development team and it looks like it's going to become a very popular feature provided SOE maintains it regularly. In it they cover Planetside 2 appearance at E3 and the feedback from that, a look at the Infiltrator class (including some very nice footage), some fan art submission and, most importantly, an interview with the Executive Producer Josh Hackney. Why is an interview with Josh so important? Because in it he talks about the release of the beta, which should be "within the next month", as well as all the things leading up to beta (skip to 03:05 on the video to hear him talking about it).
I'm massively excited for Planetside 2, I missed the chance to play the original Planetside but from what I've seen and heard it's everything I imagined online games to be back when 'the internet' was becoming a thing in the mid-90s. If you're a regular reader or subscriber to PC Gamer and you used the Priority Beta Key that was distributed in the April issue of the US edition and July issue of the UK Edition, then expect to be in the first round of invites being passed out. You better believe I registered that up straight away as soon as I got it. If you haven't registered for the beta at all yet then you can do so on the official Planetside 2 website.