OH MY GOD IT IS HERE. After hours of rigorous beta testing, bug fixes, content additions and faction balancing, Planetside 2 has officially launched today! Say what you may about a games release timing, be it too early or not, Planetside 2 has ushered in a new standard for MMOFPS gaming, something SOE has done twice now with the Planetside franchise.
While Planetside 2 has had a sort of love/hate relationship going with its fans, you cannot overlook what SOE has done to bring the FPS up to code before release. Bugs post release for any MMO this size are always inevitable, but Sony has seemingly outdone themselves, pushing patch after patch to the beta servers in order to improve upon all areas of concern and adding content at semi-regular intervals.
The download option on the official site seems to be having issues at the time of this post. As a friendly reminder you can download the game through steam as well (currently doing so as I type this), just make sure you restart steam before attempting to download the game.