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Planetside 2 was originally just a F2P update

Planetside 2 was originally just a F2P update

Long before Planetside 2 was officially announced, Sony Online Entertainment had been teasing "Planetside Next." Apparently, the long-in-development title was originally planned to be a free-to-play update to the original Planetside, with a graphical update to modernize it. A PC Gamer report from SOE Fan Faire reveals that "once the team started working on the project... they got so excited about its potential that they decided to scrap their plans and make a full-fledged sequel instead."

Had SOE stuck with their decision to make Planetside Next a F2P first person shooter, it would end up competing against games like Tribes: Ascend. Sony Computer Entertainment also experimented with a free-to-play trial with their own massively multiplayer FPS, MAG. Read more »

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