It's been a long time coming, but PlanetSide 2's closed beta will finally deploy on the PlayStation 4 later this month. According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, the first wave of lucky testers will be invited to access the title from 20th January, with new recruits set to be slowly ushered in thereafter. To join your buddies on the battlefield, you'll need to fill in the recruitment forms through here.

Executive producer Clint Worley promises that developer Sony Online Entertainment will be using your feedback to make the free-to-play first-person shooter the very best that it can be. "We'll be using this beta period to test our servers, performance, and various other aspects of the game, but we also want you to share constructive feedback," he said.

For those out of the loop, this is an MMO of sorts, meaning that you'll be competing in arenas hosting up to 2,000 other players. The PC release was extremely well received when it launched in 2012, with its Metacritic rating sitting at a very respectable 84. It sounds like the developer has invested a lot of effort into this PS4 port, too, so we're expecting great things from the final release.