For those of you who are waiting patiently to get into the Planetside 2 beta, you may have to wait a few extra days. According to John Smedley‘s most recent tweets, the beta may now start this upcoming Friday or Monday rather than yesterday or today as they had hoped.
While Smedley doesn’t offer any details as to what’s causing the pushback, he did say: “we have some stuff we need to make sure is awesome” and that the team is working like crazy to polish it before they let a whole bunch of people get their hands on it.
In related news SOE filed a new trademark titled Reign of Fear last week. According to the filing it is for “Computer game software and video game software; providing downloadable multiplayer, role playing, real time computer and video game software via an online website for entertainment purposes” and “Entertainment services, namely, operating a multiplayer, role playing, real time game for others via the Internet and local area computer networks.”
Nothing beyond the filing is known about the trademark. Someone has registered the domain reignoffear.com, but at present it looks like it might be someone who thought to grab it in order to sell it to SOE for a nice profit later.
Let us know what you think. Are you upset by the small pushback of the PS2 beta? And what do you think Reign of Fear might be?