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Planetside 2 release date announced: the war begins November 20th

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If you're at all interested in Planetside 2 , then you've probably found a way to play the beta by now, either by redeeming those codes we gave you back in July , or by infiltrating the servers via some sort of stealth jetpack. It feels a bit weird, then, to be posting about a release date, but at SOE Live's opening keynote in Las Vegas, SOE president john Smedley revealed one anyway. Planetside will be coming out of it's gargantuan beta cocoon on November 20th, or Planetsidemas as it will henceforth be known.

PS2 will launch, free-to-play, with a whopping three continents. Joining the current Indar and Esamir is the swampy Amerish, which you can see in the attached video. Other continents will follow after launch, called things like Oshur, Hossin and Searhus - names that give absolutely nothing away. Changes we can expect in the meantime include the axing of the Auraxium currency, as we briefly mentioned a few days ago .

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.