PlanetSide 2 beta launching "within the next month," according to SOE

Evan Lahti at

It's been one of PC gamingkind's most frequent inquiries over the past six months: "When in the Zeus is the PlanetSide 2 beta starting?" Sony Online's been soft on answering as it chisels away at its hyper-ambitious massive FPS, but they're finally ready to give a semi-firm answer: "Within the next month."

These words of confirmation come courtesy of Executive Producer Josh Hackney in the debut of SOE's community video series PlanetSide Command Center, which just posted. If you scored a beta key from a PlanetSide 2 PC Gamer issue, take comfort: you'll be one of the first to play our favorite game of E3.

http://youtu.be/Rogh8U1JPZw#t=3m5s

Below, the UK and US PlanetSide 2 issues of the magazine, respectively.