PlanetSide 2

PC, PS4 / Action / Release: Nov 20, 2012 / ESRB: RP-T+

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PlanetSide 2 update video reveals new Valkyrie vehicle

PlanetSide 2 update video reveals new Valkyrie vehicle

PlanetSide 2's development team has been diligently sticking to its developer roadmap revealed earlier this year. But for those looking for a refresher on the current state of Sony Online Entertainment's MMOFPS, creative director Matt Higby took to YouTube to offer a look into what's coming up for PlanetSide 2, including the new Valkyrie vehicle set to debut later this summer.

Watch: What's coming up for PlanetSide 2 »

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PlanetSide 2 content creators talk about making money through the FPSMMO

PlanetSide 2 content creators talk about making money through the FPSMMO

For some players of PlanetSide 2, the game is much cheaper than free-to-play. In fact, some are making thousands of dollars off of SOE's MMOFPS. How? By uploading content to the Player Studio. A new video talks to some creators who have found success.

Watch: It's all about the money money »

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Chatty Twitch Highlights 7: Diablo 3's new patch, PlanetSide 2's new Amerish, and more

Chatty Twitch Highlights 7: Diablo 3's new patch, PlanetSide 2's new Amerish, and more

This week was filled with some exciting stories in the world of games and our own Chatty community is getting to the heart of them through some playthroughs on Twitch. Just how much of a change is Diablo 3's 2.0.1 patch? Find out when jeffmoeller runs through the game in an effort to level up to 60 before Reaper of Souls arrives. Also, our own Giant Communist Communists fall in love with Amerish all over again in PlanetSide 2 and hemtroll shows us some quality Space Marine sessions.

Here's a compilation of some of the best Shacknews Twitch highlights for the week of March 1, 2014.

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PlanetSide 2 deploys Amerish update

PlanetSide 2 deploys Amerish update

Sony Online Entertainment has completed work on the latest PlanetSide 2 update, which revamps the Amerish continent. Originally set to release on Wednesday, the development team took some extra time to add some polish to the continent's new additions, including the Lattice System.

Watch: Amerish optimized »

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PlanetSide 2's Amerish continent and mission system updates detailed

PlanetSide 2's Amerish continent and mission system updates detailed

PlanetSide 2 remains on pace to keep up with its developer roadmap. The next weekly update will feature an overhaul for the Amerish continent, which implements the game's lattice system. The following week will see some change's to the overall mission system, while also adding some options for new players and squad leaders.

Read more: February 19 and 26 updates in detail »

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PlanetSide 2 creative director talks 2014 and answers Chatty questions

PlanetSide 2 creative director talks 2014 and answers Chatty questions

Sony Online Entertainment's MMOFPS, PlanetSide 2, had a very strong 2013. With more than 6 million players joining in the Auraxian War, SOE believes that the game will only get bigger in 2014, as the game is set to debut gobs of new content, along with the long-anticipated PlayStation 4 version.

SOE has been keeping fans up-to-date on their game through their own forums, as well as other websites, such as Reddit. However, Shacknews has quite a PlanetSide 2 following of its own. We reached out to the game's creative director, Matt Higby, to ask about the developer's approach to fan feedback, difficulties with the PS4 version, and pitch a number of questions from our own Shacknews Chatty community.

Read more: Questions about PC, PS4, and upcoming content »

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Chatty Twitch Highlights 3: PlanetSide 2 Shackbattle, Alice plays Dark Souls, and more

Chatty Twitch Highlights 3: PlanetSide 2 Shackbattle, Alice plays Dark Souls, and more

It's a lot of fun to watch the Shacknews Chatty community dive into Twitch and stream their favorite games, as evidenced by a full-on Shackbattle on display this week. In fact, some of us on the staff have decided to get in on the fun, too. This week's edition of Chatty Twitch Highlights is headlined by Chatty's finest getting into a PlanetSide 2 Shackbattle and by our own Alice O'Connor diving into the world of Dark Souls, where she dies. A lot.

Here's a compilation of some of the best Shacknews Twitch highlights for the week of February 1, 2014.

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SOE All Access membership to replace game subscriptions in April

SOE All Access membership to replace game subscriptions in April

While Sony Online Entertainment's MMOs are free-to-play, the company offers subscriptions, entitling players to a number of benefits. Starting April, the company plans on doing away with game subscriptions, giving all paid members access to premium content across all of their games.

The new SOE All Access plan includes memberships to all EverQuest games, including the upcoming EverQuest Next. In addition, it includes premium access to DC Universe Online, Planetside 2, and Dragon's Prophet.

Read more: Not coming to PS3 or PS4 »

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PlanetSide 2 roadmap outlines six months of content

PlanetSide 2 roadmap outlines six months of content

Sony Online Entertainment has been doing some housecleaning and reorganizing for PlanetSide 2 and has updated its developer roadmap for the game's next six months. The developers have outlined a tentative schedule of updates for the next six months of the game's life cycle, including a tentative May release for the long-awaited Hossin continent.

Read more: Still no PS4 timetable »

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PlanetSide 2 video teases new 2014 content

PlanetSide 2 video teases new 2014 content

PlanetSide 2 has already come out with plans for regular weekly updates, but that's just scratching the surface of what's coming in 2014. A new video teases what's coming during the next year in the Auraxian War, while also showing off what a good year 2013 was for Sony Online Entertainment's MMOFPS.

Watch: Planetside 2's year in review »

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PlanetSide 2 to get weekly Wednesday updates

PlanetSide 2 to get weekly Wednesday updates

Many online games feature regular rapid updates. Sony Online Entertainment is planning on keeping up with the Jones with PlanetSide 2, promising weekly updates for the game every Wednesday, starting January 15. Creative director Matt Higby says the change is to help expedite fixes, without compromising larger content updates.

Read more: More rapid fixes and balance tweaks »

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PlanetSide 2 for PS4 is like PC version set to Ultra

PlanetSide 2 for PS4 is like PC version set to Ultra

PlanetSide 2 is one of the more exciting free-to-play offerings coming to PS4. PC players have been enjoying the MMOFPS for quite some time, but what can console players expect? SOE producer Matt Higby explained that the PS4 version will be "nearly identical to the PC version, with the exception of the user interface."

Read more: 'More PC-like' interface with DualShock 4 »

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PlanetSide 2 patch boosts performance

PlanetSide 2 patch boosts performance

Just a week shy of PlanetSide 2's first birthday, Sony Online Entertainment has given players a welcome gift. Today brings the launch of the patch jazzily named 'Performance Update 01,' which, well, does exactly what it says on the tin. The core engine and UI now make better use of multi-core processors and oh gosh, that's just the beginning.

Read more: Plus some drop pod changes »

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Why PlanetSide 2 doesn't support PC-PS4 cross-play

Why PlanetSide 2 doesn't support PC-PS4 cross-play

PlanetSide 2 is coming to PlayStation 4. And cross-platform play won't be allowed between the two. Why? Well, it's not just due to the whole "KB&M versus controller" debate.

Creative director Matt Higby explained to Eurogamer that while all PC content patches will find their way to the PS4, the console version requires certification that the PC version does not. A delay for approval means that synced servers and cross-platform play between the two are not possible.

Read more: Transferable characters »

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PlanetSide 2 'implants' scrapped over pay-to-win fears

PlanetSide 2 'implants' scrapped over pay-to-win fears

"Pay-to-win" is one of the worst possible consequences of free-to-play games, which is why PlanetSide 2 players were in an uproar over the idea of purchasable "implants," which would have provided temporary benefits during battle.

Players were none too pleased.

Read more: Back to the drawing board »

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