Sci-fi MMOFPS PlanetSide 2
has impressed beta testers with the sheer scale of the game's warzones
and its rewarding cooperative gameplay, but there are still a few problems to iron out before launch. In this week's State of the Game
development update, SOE
announced the main areas developers are currently working on and promised to give the game a final release date this week. The release date announcement is scheduled during the SOE Live keynote at 10 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. PDT) on Thursday, October 18th.
SOE has promised to have PlanetSide 2
out in 2012, and that leaves some fans skeptical as to whether the beta is far enough along to be released in the next few months. Developers are pressing ahead with plans to fix the performance issues some players are having, and the studio aims to release with a complex metagame involving three continents. Remaining development time will be spent on issues ranging from weapon balance to a tutorial that gets players into the action as quickly as possible.