Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has revealed the official launch date for the highly anticipated free-to-play title, PlanetSide 2. That date is November 20, 2012.

“PlanetSide 2 is without a doubt the next great MMOFPS and I believe it heralds the next phase and future of the gaming industry,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. “External beta participants have experienced first-hand the sweeping implications that PlanetSide 2’s unrelenting action gameplay and large-scale mixed infantry, air, and ground vehicle combat have had on the advancement of the FPS genre. By providing an enormous magnitude of multiplayer action gameplay and features, we are fostering a community of passionate, engaged players and delivering an experience they have never before encountered, but always envisioned, in an online shooter: massive, player-driven combat warfare on unparalleled thousand player battlefields.”

How's about some awesome facts from the PlanetSide 2 beta?

  • 83.8 billion points of damage done to players
  • 2.87 billion projectiles fired
  • 32 million infantry kills
  • 7.3 million vehicles destroyed
  • 1.4 million facilities captured
  • 16.7 million rockets launched
  • 4.3 million grenades thrown

Again, PlanetSide 2 will be a F2P title with optional Premium Membership options available. For $14.99 a month, you can bonuses towards resources, XP, and passive cert points. Premium players can also bypass long queue times for the log-in server, receive early access to new cosmetic items, and get a "monthly Station Cash bonus." Those purchasing memberships in bulk will receive better benefits over time.

Check it out at PlanetSide 2.