PlanetSide 2 is in beta right now and developer Sony Online Entertainment has detailed a number of big changes that will be sweeping the game world as a result of player feedback. Top of the list, is the scrapping of Auraxium, one of the game's currency types, and an upcoming release date reveal.
Speaking on the PlanetSide 2 forums, SOE's president John Smedley said, "After listening to feedback on the forums, this will mean the end of Auraxium as a resource."
“Keep in mind when we do this (with this next patch), we will be dramatically increasing the speed at which you gain certifications. Something like 4X. Again, folks, we play the game on non-admin accounts. We see the data. We see the issues. We’re fixing them.”
Smedley also confirmed that PlanetSide 2's three continents - Indar, Esamir, and Amerish - would be playable at the game's eventual launch, and teased that there will be benefits for one faction fully 'locking down' a continent.
The game's release date will be revealed during the SOE yearly keynote, which will be streamed on Twitch.tv on Thursday October 18th at 7pm Pacific Time. Smedley does also note that the release date will still be in 2012.
Thanks PC Gamer.