PlanetSide Series News


PlanetSide 2 creative director talks 2014 and answers Chatty questions

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 04, 2014 12:30pm PST

PlanetSide 2 is poised to have a huge 2014, so Shacknews got in touch with creative director Matt Higby to discuss the developer's approach to fan feedback, the upcoming PS4 version, and take questions from the Chatty community.


"AmbientOSX from the article not only designs great camos but is also the leader of the Terran ..."

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PlanetSide 2 roadmap outlines six months of content

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 22, 2014 5:00pm PST

PlanetSide 2 has updated its developer roadmap and among the notable items is that the long-awaited Hossin continent is now tentatively set to arrive in May.


"A floating spawn point would be nice, and would provide more options on attacking certain bases ..."

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PlanetSide 2 video teases new 2014 content

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 09, 2014 3:30pm PST

PlanetSide 2 has had a very good 2013 and you can celebrate by watching a new video that offers a tease of what's to come, including the long-awaited Hossin and the PS4 version.


"Welcome to being a pc gamer. We get to beta test everything before the consoles get it. I tend ..."

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PlanetSide 2 to get weekly Wednesday updates

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 08, 2014 5:15pm PST

PlanetSide 2 will begin to offer more frequent updates, rolling one out every Wednesday to help fix bugs and balance the game at a more rapid pace.


PlanetSide 2 for PS4 is like PC version set to Ultra

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 31, 2013 9:45am PST

SOE producer Matt Higby explained that the PS4 version will be "nearly identical to the PC version, with the exception of the user interface."


"That was not an intentional "POS4." I must have hit two keys. FIGHT!"

- Ksey17 see all 22 comments

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

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 05, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Cross-platform play won't be possible for the PC/PS4 versions of PlanetSide 2, so Sony is looking into a workaround, including transferable characters.


"Honestly,I think it has more to do with them realizing and recognizing how much trouble CCP is ..."

- Th3rdSun see all 16 comments

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

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment has walked back plans to include purchasable Implants for PlanetSide 2, amidst a sea of negative player feedback.


"The idea was to buy with both, but it still contributed to that "pay to win" idea that so many ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

- 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.


"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