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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.

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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.

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

- pantsburgh see all 6 comments

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.

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"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.

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

- Downforce see all 9 comments

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.

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

- Total Exodus see all 11 comments

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.

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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

- silverback1138 see all 8 comments

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."

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"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.

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"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.

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"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."

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"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.

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"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.

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