SOE Announced PlanetSide 2 Launch Date

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Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced the launch date for the MMOFPS PlanetSide 2 at the SOE Live event in Las Vegas. 

The announcement is released now at the official site too: PlanetSide 2 launches November 20th. Not sure, if this date applies for China, Japan and Russia too. SOE has teamed up with ProSiebenSat.1 Games for Europe, The 9 for China and Innova for Russia and the CIS.

Quoting SOE: 
"The most important thing to know is an official launch date has now been announced, so this is not a drill. On November 20th, PlanetSide 2 will officially launch completely free to play for everyone. This means no more closed Beta, character wipes, and any of the other fun stuff associated with testing. No more do overs. Live ammunition will be issued, and you have authorization to go weapons free. Your empire’s future depends on you.

Gather your squads, your platoons, and your outfits. You will need to hone your skills, certifications, and equipment to a finer edge than your combat knife. Choose your empire now and swear your allegiance while you can. If you wish it, you will need to join the Alpha Squad very shortly, or forgo the honor forever. You will need to master your ground vehicles, your aircraft, and your infantry classes. You will need to study your battlefield and know it whether blind or bleeding, day or night. Indar. Esamir. Amerish. This is your home now grunt.

When the warpgates open, when the drop pods fly, when the first shots break the silence, remember this. There is no turning back. Remember your training and you will survive. This is it. This is war.

This is PlanetSide 2."

Well, get your stuff packed, head over to the official sites.

Btw. do I need to buy a new PC or upgrade my old one to play PlanetSide 2?

Min. System Requirements:
OS: Windows XP
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 or higher / AMD Phenom II X2 or higher
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk: 15 GB free space
Graphics Card: nVideo Geforce 8600 series or higher / ATI 4850 series or higher

OS: Windows 7
CPU: Intel i5 or higher / AMD Phenom II X6 or higher
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 500 series or higher / AMD HD 6870 or higher

About PlanetSide 2
PlanetSide 2 takes all the groundbreaking features from the original game - massive multiplayer battles, distinct empires to rally around, and enormous continents where intense ground and air combat unfold - and adds features that modern gamers have come to expect of the FPS and MMO genres. With advanced technology, years of gamer feedback, and a new SOE proprietary MMO game engine called ForgeLight™, PlanetSide 2 offers a truly competitive and visceral FPS experience with massive warfare, massive customization and massive community. Across the continents of Auraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles can last for days or weeks, so players will need to build alliances and specialized combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives. With aircraft and ground vehicles, as well as infantry combat, the battles will be larger and more intense than ever before.

PlanetSide 2 - Gameplay Trailer

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