Planetside 2 Alpha Squad program announced, offers instant beta access

Sony Online Entertainment is announcing today that they are introducing what essentially amounts to a Founder's Pack for their upcoming MMO, PlanetSide 2.

Dubbed the "Alpha Squadron" package, it will most notably include instant beta access. It will also feature a six-month 10% experience boost, three weapon unlocks for each faction, an exclusive decal and camo pattern, as well as $40 in currency for use when the game launches (or in another SOE game.)

The latter part is particularly notable because the package only costs $40. Meaning you'll instantly be getting your money's worth as you're essentially just pre-ordering some in-game currency with the benefit of a bunch of other bonuses.

The Alpha Squad pack can be purchased from the official site here. Still need some convincing? Check out all of our coverage here.

Andrew Groen

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.