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Venturebeat.com has posted up an interview they conducted with SOE headman, John Smedley during E3!  In the interview Smedley hints at Beta being "weeks away" as well as discussing their F2P business model, and their smart phone integration app!

GamesBeat: How close are you to launch?

Smedley: We are weeks away from starting the beta. In terms of launch, that’s going to be determined by how the beta goes. We’ve got a ramp-up planned for the beta, we’re going to start small and ramp up very fast. And then we’ll just see how it goes. We’ve taken our time doing this right, and we want to make sure we do the beta right.

Check out the article here!  And a big thanks to TheRagingGerbil for this great find!

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2012-06-18 05:29 PM
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2012-06-19 01:37 PM
demonicale
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

I hope it's mid to end of July if we can't have beta this or next week.I'm on holiday from July 7th for 10 days lol.
2012-06-19 02:10 PM
Chefkoch
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

Originally Posted by Eyeklops View Post
So by my inaccurate assessment, I think beta will start no earlier than two weeks, but before 2 months.
I agree with that, Beta should start July early September..so 2+ Month Beta testing with open Beta and a Release End of 2012.
2012-06-19 03:02 PM
Stew
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

To have people feeling as good as they are is what makes me feel the best. People are saying this is as good as Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3 in terms of the feel of the shooter, which is what we’ve been going for. PC Gamer said that we looked better than Battlefield 3. It’s very gratifying to hear these things, because we worked so hard on it. We love it. We made the game for us.


This i would like to point out this to people who are agains the modern mechanics feel and inspiration about this game

Like i said multiple time this is the way they are going whith the feel and game mechanics and ITS FOR THE GOOD no matter whats some people think the modern shooter mechanics are great even if iam not a fan of cod at least i found BF3 feel pretty good i hate 3 d spotting etc.. but the game is still better than most games

Anyway thats confirme agains whats they have said multiple times
2012-06-19 03:09 PM
Xyntech
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

Originally Posted by Shogun View Post
i am a little pissed about this big bad lie in this interview!

smed says "ALL of our games are free to play now, except vanguard"
so why can´t i log in to planetside 1?
Planetside 1 is the bastard child of SOE. They disowned it years ago...

2012-06-19 04:17 PM
Gonefshn
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

I expect beta to begin some time in July, that's all.

remember everyone. Just because beta starts doesn't mean everyone is getting in when it starts. You might have to wait more weeks after it starts to get in.
2012-06-19 04:19 PM
Bags
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

Originally Posted by Gonefshn View Post
I expect beta to begin some time in July, that's all.

remember everyone. Just because beta starts doesn't mean everyone is getting in when it starts. You might have to wait more weeks after it starts to get in.
Higby said closed beta would be for like a month, so once it starts the longest anyone with priority access has to wait is like 2 - 3 weeks.
2012-06-19 04:25 PM
Toppopia
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

Originally Posted by Bags View Post
Higby said closed beta would be for like a month, so once it starts the longest anyone with priority access has to wait is like 2 - 3 weeks.
I heard from that guy at E3, he said would start in a few weeks, for closed beta, so i translate that to 3 weeks, then he said open beta would start a after that, so i think open beta will start in roughly 6 weeks.
2012-06-19 05:04 PM
Vexus
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

I don't know ... there were those reports of a select few high-level FPS clans had been granted access to help test. At the time the forums exploded and all the PS1 vets were chomping at the bit. A week or so later and the forums went strangely silent.

It has me wondering what all those rabid PS1 vets are doing that has quelled their fervent posting habits?
2012-06-19 06:12 PM
Sephirex
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

Originally Posted by Vexus View Post
I don't know ... there were those reports of a select few high-level FPS clans had been granted access to help test. At the time the forums exploded and all the PS1 vets were chomping at the bit. A week or so later and the forums went strangely silent.

It has me wondering what all those rabid PS1 vets are doing that has quelled their fervent posting habits?
Higby posted earlier saying that the rumors were indeed rumors, and there was no testing going on outside SOE members. Things calmed down quickly after that. No conspiracy here.
2012-06-20 12:16 AM
OnexBigxHebrew
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

Originally Posted by kantsler View Post
man this "next few weeks" is going on for 2 weeks now, and now they say its going to be a few more weeks??? i hate this wait! give us a date!
I think you missed that the interview was AT E3, not a couple days ago.
2012-06-20 01:01 AM
Malorn
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

Hope the drones cost resources.
2012-06-20 01:07 AM
Red Beard
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

Originally Posted by Malorn View Post
Hope the drones cost resources.
I can't imagine a scenario where they wouldn't, really.
2012-06-20 01:35 PM
Hamma
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

I've always dreamed of launching a drone strike from my throne in the bathroom.
2012-06-20 02:24 PM
Machine
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

Originally Posted by Jonny View Post
Now we all know what "i'm doing a drone strike" will mean.
LOL no we will still confuse this with dropping drones in the bathroom.... While we wipe out.... No no I mean whip out our smartphones and drop some drone strikes ... Or wipes...
2012-06-20 02:50 PM
Xyntech
Re: Smedley interview from E3 on VentureBeat

Originally Posted by Hamma View Post
I've always dreamed of launching a drone strike from my throne in the bathroom.
"Pilot to bombardier, bombs away!"

*plop*

"Now I've gotta sign in and call in that drone strike..."
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