New PlanetSide Planned

By Chris Faylor, Sep 28, 2009 9:20am PDT Sony Online Entertainment has revealed plans to followup up its massively multiplayer first-person shooter PlanetSide (PC) with a new game set in the same universe.
The original PlanetSide and a feedback survey for the next one.

"We plan to expand the PlanetSide universe with another game and we need your help with the design," reads a mass e-mail recently sent to current and former players. "Don't worry about the original PlanetSide, it isn't going anywhere."

The e-mail, republished by PlanetSide Universe, points to a survey that asks about various gameplay mechanics plus other MMO and FPS games. In addition, PSU points out that SOE recently acquired and notes that SOE president John Smedley recently teased "PlanetSide Next" via Twitter. Thanks to Hamma for the tip.

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  • The vehicular combat in PS is still awesome. I re-sub for a month every year or so.

    I think one of the major problems is lack of coordination within empires. It's almost impossible to pull the zerg away from a battle, regardless of how urgent a problem may be. I'm not sure how to fix this. The CR5s are a joke nowadays. Most of the global command chat is homoeroticism, ego stroking and other juvenile look-at-me BS. Maybe there should be a way to occasionally enforce strategic orders, and some better way of controlling who has access to global command chat.

    Another problem is the temporary nature of capturing territory. Although I've largely made peace with this issue I think it turns a lot of other people off. Maybe there could be a way for CR5s to vote for an owned territory that would stay locked. Additionally, add more continents to make up for the locked territories.

    There have to be ways to fix this game. It's fun at it's core, but it gets old after awhile.