If you have a Planetside 2 beta code, please accept my snarling envy, but also, be sure to check in next time the MMOFPS opens its limited office hours so you can wander around Esamir. This entirely new continent – the second of a planned three, with the third due after launch – is a very different prospect to Indar.
As well as the obvious difference of climate (Esamir is a wintry place indeed), you’ll also notice far fewer player structures, and plenty of open space. Sony Online Entertainment hopes this will provide a different experience to the non-stop firefights of Indar, granting you space to breathe between capturing and defending new territory, as well as providing room for more creative strategies. You’ll also notice that the snow, ice and wind make vehicles a little unpredictable; have a bash at it alone before you dive into the fray.
The free-to-play Planetside 2 is in closed beta and expected to go public before the end of the year.