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Planetside 2 class updates coming every two months

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Planetside 2's class updates are set to drop every two months, beginning with the Infiltrator class later this summer.


Planetside 2's long-term plans for user-generated content

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Planetside 2 creative director Matt Higby discusses the future of the game's user-generated content initiative, as well as the upcoming PlayStation 4 version.


"What server/team are all the Shackers playing on? I've been playing for a couple weeks and it ..."

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PlanetSide 2 introduces Battle Islands

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2013 11:35am PDT

PlanetSide 2's creative director Matt Higby briefly spoke about the game's new Battle Islands, which takes the MMO into more instanced territory.


"Yes. The first "expansion" added caves. It was ~$35, released very shortly after the game ..."

- harvord see all 10 comments

Planetside 2 introducing player-generated missions in August

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2013 8:15am PDT

Planetside 2 is planning an update for August that will allow command players to set "hotspots" for missions, with XP bonuses for participating.


"oh for sure. just like in world of tanks with the tournament fixing scandal, PS2 has no shortage ..."

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Planetside 1 switching to free-to-play

By Steve Watts, May 21, 2013 9:35am PDT

The original Planetside is going free-to-play, according to SOE president John Smedley.


"I actually thought they were going to shut this down. Cool that people still play."

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Planetside 2 launch trailer focuses on huge battles

By John Keefer, Nov 20, 2012 12:00pm PST

Sony Online Entertainment's free-to-play FPS PlanetSide 2 launches today on PC, and a new trailer shows just how massive the MMO is. Players are able to jump into futuristic vehicles and gear, and start killing the enemy without dropping a dime.


PlanetSide 2 details membership plans

By Steve Watts, Sep 21, 2012 3:00pm PDT

The PlanetSide 2 team outlines some of its ideas for membership benefits, and how it's attempting to keep from falling into the "pay-to-win" trap.


"Okay so still nothing on the actual price and payment model? I guess they're saving that for ..."

- Grape Flavor see all 3 comments

PlanetSide 2 beta access included with $40 Alpha Squad Package

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 07, 2012 12:00pm PDT

You really want to get into the PlanetSide 2 beta--but somehow, access hasn't managed to land in your lap. What's a gamer to do? Shell out money, of course.


"As soon as they start charging for it they can't use the "it's a beta" excuse for issues. People ..."

- MarkcusD see all 16 comments

Planetside 2 beta waves detailed, subscribers given priority access

By Steve Watts, Aug 06, 2012 11:45am PDT

The Planetside 2 beta has started, and SOE has detailed the order for upcoming beta invites over the next few weeks.


"Kinda bummed that they put some of the people who bought the original just recently just to get ..."

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PlanetSide 2 beta coming early next week

By John Keefer, Jul 26, 2012 11:30am PDT

Sony Online's president John Smedley has confirmed the PlanetSide 2 beta should be coming Monday or Tuesday of next week. A new trailer for the game has also been released, showing that "Death is no excuse."


"have to agree, one of the best trailers I have seen in a long time."

- Wiz74 see all 9 comments

PlanetSide 2 E3 presentation covers all the bases

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 26, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming MMOFPS is quite an ambitious undertaking. If you haven't been following the free-to-play shooter very closely, this seven minute video from E3 should cover the bases.


"id imagine they use the word ambitious cause they are claiming 2k people per continent ( 2000 ..."

- animuslogic see all 14 comments

PlanetSide 2 embracing app developers

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 15, 2012 3:30pm PDT

While most multiplayer communities offer web-based stat tracking, SOE promises to take it "a step further" with PlanetSide 2 by embracing Android and iOS developers with freely accessible real-time stats.


"A single base on the map (which is just a little dot on the map) will be larger than an average ..."

- Motoryogurt see all 18 comments

PlanetSide 2's free-to-play economy explained

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 14, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment's ambitious massively multiplayer FPS PlanetSide 2 will be free-to-play. However, creative director Matt Higby reassured us that the game won't be "pay-to-win."


"TF2 unlocks (weapons at least) can also be found randomly, crafted from TONS of other ..."

- Prinny God see all 26 comments

Planetside 2 trailer showcases evolution of the series, air combat, and more

By Xav de Matos, Jan 05, 2012 3:30pm PST

A new clip featuring gameplay from PlanetSide 2 has been release and although the quality of the footage isn't great, the game continues to look impressive.


"No BFR's were confirmed and I want to say there is no underground stuff."

- PointlesS76 see all 9 comments

Planetside 2 trailer details the game's three factions

By Xav de Matos, Dec 22, 2011 4:50pm PST

A new trailer for Planetside 2 details the game's three factions.