PlanetSide 2 PS4 Beta Info: NA Only Initially, No Keyboard and Mouse, Chronological Invites and More

on January 7, 2015 3:34 PM

The PlanetSide 2 beta finally has a launch date on PS4, and Sony Online Entertainment John Smedley dropped a few more pieces of information in the comments of the official PlayStation blog post and on Twitter.

First of all, the beta will be North America only at the beginning, as SOE is still working on submitting the build to SCEE. Of course this doesn’t mean you can’t try your luck with an US account if you’re in Europe. The game will also be only in English for a little while.

We are working on our SCEE Beta submission. It will be slightly delayed but it is on its way. Once we have a confirmed date we will let our SCEE players know. I would still recommend signing up for the Beta via our webpage just to be sure.

Until we get SCEE approval of our beta submission yes. shouldn’t be too long. It will be English only for a bit.

If you were hoping to play with Keyboard and Mouse (which are technically supported by the PS4), no dice. SOE wants you to use the DualShock 4.

No keyboard and mouse support for the PS4. We have been working on making it a great gameplay experience with the Dualshock 4. If you get a chance to check it out, send us some feedback. We are constantly doing playtests and tweaking the controls to make it intuitive for the controller.

Invites will be sent on the 20th, and will be done in chronological order, meaning that if you signed on early, you’ll most probably get in on the fun early.

We are taking Beta sign ups in chronological order and sending out invites on the 20th. Good luck and thanks for supporting us!

Finally, Smdley also confirmed that characters will have different name pools on PS4, meaning that if you want to retain your name from the PC version, you better make sure you take it as soon as possible.

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