's closed beta will begin "NEXT MON OR TUESDAY BARRING ANY UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES," according to an all-caps tweet
from SOE president John Smedley. Invitations to the beta, which Smedley refers to
as a "real beta" and not a "marketing gimmick," will automatically be sent to everyone that ever subscribed to the original Planetside
Additionally, anyone without a Planetside
history that is interested in testing out the new digs can opt in to the program on its official website
. Invites are being sent out in waves, with priority given to active Planetside
subscribers, inactive past subscribers and then opt in entrants, in that order. Can we somehow opt in to the beta while opting out
of being stabbed by invisible robots? Seems like a downer.