Along with the news that the beta of Planetside 2, the sequel to the popular MMO FPS that first appeared in 2003, began this morning, Sony Online Entertainment has also confirmed that the game will launch on Steam.

Just like the first PlanetSide, PlanetSide 2, powered by the orgelight MMO engine, chronicles the efforts of three factions as they fight for territorial control of the planet Auraxis. With an extensive skill tree and a free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons and vehicles to match their play-style, or the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles can last for days or weeks, so players will need to build real alliances and combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives.

Those interested to to get involved withPlanetside’s 2 beta should check out the official¬†Planetside 2 site.