PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby dirtYbird » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:58 am

So much happens during our beauty sleep.
Scrounging around the PS2 official forums I thought that there was sufficient evidence that there was indeed a closed beta.
Dogbolta being me of course.

Originally Dogbolta on the PSU forums wrote:

Is it possible that closed beta has already started?

Could be way off the mark but when ever I log into the PS2 forums and check different users some of them have posts/topics credited to their accounts.
But you (I) cant actually see those messages like I would expect to happen during a closed beta where only those participating have access.

Of course with an NDA it might be those people in the closed beta cant even acknowledge they are in one.

Users with posts in what I think is the PS2 forums.
http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/u....m?user_id=822
http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/u....m?user_id=792
http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/u....m?user_id=820
http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/u....m?user_id=795
http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/u....m?user_id=813
http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/u....m?user_id=805
http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/u....m?user_id=797
http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/u...m?user_id=2278

As I said I might be way off mark but it also could be possible.


then it was picked up over at Reddit/r/Planetside by Anderz, another aussie into PS2.
He dug a little deeper and that brought out Higby to offer an explanation which seems feasible.
http://www.reddit.com/r/Planetside/comm ... ted_early/
First platoon isn't a beta invite, it's a forum for outfit / clan and community leaders to interact and give feedback to the dev team.
Beta hasn't started yet except for a few internal SOE teams.
We will of course be starting beta small and expanding out once we can handle the load for each group, we'll be adding ps1 vets and priority beta key accounts first, as we've been pretty open about.
There will be different phases, you may very well have a friend in beta when you aren't yet. This isn't an exclusivity thing.
We have to ramp up like this rather than just inviting 50,000 people in one day and crashing the servers, learning nothing.
Hope you all understand and appreciate that we want nothing more than to have all of you in the beta ASAP, but if we don't do it intelligently we'll just waste time, yours and ours, and delay our eventual release


So, no beta yet, and I would'nt expect them to say there was anyway but things are definitely getting closer.
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby dirtYbird » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:13 pm

Since then....

The PS2 E3 build was accessed and downloaded by the guys over at Something Awful.
The download was 11.4GB.
They've extracted a few music files, maps and continent names and allegedly played for a few minutes.
Nothing really interesting and you can google stuff if you want more.


here is an official in game pic tho.
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early.jpg
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby dirtYbird » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:47 am

Closed Beta has begun, internal atm with a few strays.
http://www.planetside2.com/news/june-20 ... etter-beta


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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby Riktah » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:44 am

I got a email today from them asking for my pc specs i guess i shall do that tonight when i get home...
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby dirtYbird » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:18 am

If you have trouble accessing it Rik you need to change your browser language to EN-US
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby dirtYbird » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:38 am

And the free time for past players begins Friday, in time for the weekend and some massive 1st July PS1 day.
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby Riktah » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:39 am

So that free time is ps1 ? Guess just have to wait till ps2 to try any ps in general
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby dirtYbird » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:51 am

Yeah PS1 and thats not a bad thing with PS1 being 9yrs old.
Someone may let you use their old account maybe but you need sometime in the game to learn it before you get much out of it imo.
PS2 isnt far off now.
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby Riktah » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:09 pm

I think i can wait sounds reletivly close now ( beta )
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby Epitah » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:51 pm

I thought PS1 was already free?
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby dirtYbird » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:12 pm

You might have had 45days free added to your account ages ago and never used it til later on but its been a paid service for those 9yrs and a few have being paying all that time :shock:
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby Serris » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:35 pm

Also got an email today asking for my system specs, so I would assume beta is sooner than later.
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby Epitah » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:04 pm

There's that 'planetside reserves' or some such - free to play up to a certain battle rank.
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby dirtYbird » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:04 am

If you dont have your free time (30days) by now then you will need to contact SOE via http://www.soe.com/support
They'll fix it up.
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby Riktah » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:01 am

Anyone get a invite to tech test? Or is this email in my inbox a hoax?

Vets have to check acc not sure if u guys get email..
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby Cure » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:12 am

There are a few emails going out apparently, so it looks to be the goods. Few people on WP forums talking about it. I think Prince mentioned he got in a few days ago as well.
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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby Princ3 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:50 pm

true.. forgot to download it after that.. damn work.. have it downloading now thou bout 9 gigs worth

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Re: PS2 - Has a closed beta begun?

Postby Riktah » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:02 pm

servers are down!

i was hoping to see what this is like when i got home from work tonight :<
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