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

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 .

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

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Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.