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PlanetSide Arena to Enter Closed Beta On January 30th in Preparation to Launch of March 26th

Suzie Ford Updated: Posted:
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Daybreak Games has sent word that the closed beta for PlanetSide Arena is scheduled to start on January 30th. In addition, those who preorder the game will be able to take part in "Founders Season" that will kick off on February 20th. Lastly, Season 1 launch is scheduled for March 26th. You may remember that Daybreak's take on the battle royale genre was supposed to launch on January 29th, but the team feels that there are core features that need tuning in the next couple of months.

What we’ve discovered during playtesting is that while we’ve made significant strides towards that goal, there are crucial feature enhancements and core systems improvements we can make that will lift PlanetSide Arena to the level it deserves. This game is a passion project for our team, with massive potential to occupy a unique space within the PlanetSide series and the overall shooter genre. And while we agonized about this decision down to the deadline, we ultimately decided taking extra time to supplement our feature set, fully optimize engine performance, and improve server infrastructure was absolutely necessary to deliver the quality, polished game the PlanetSide community deserves.   

Read the full producer's letter on the PlanetSide Arena site.


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom