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PlanetSide 2 E3 presentation covers all the bases

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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Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming MMOFPS PlanetSide 2 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. This is the same presentation shown to attendees of E3--and if you couldn't find a way to sneak into the convention center, this is a great alternative.

Brian Bosch, level designer, goes over the game's various classes and races, from the Terran Republic to the New Conglomerate, and the Vanu Sovereignty. He explains the incredible amount of customization at your disposal, and shows how teams can be formed in an online battle that will feature thousands of simultaneous players. Finally, he shows us how the tie-in mobile app will work, letting you stay connected in the PS2 world from anywhere you go.

There's still no word on when the game will officially launch. However, the team is gearing up for an open beta. "We're currently in Internal Closed Beta which includes daily team playtests, tons of optimizations, lots of bug fixing, polishing game mechanics," a producer's letter explains. "Our next step is a Technical Test Phase that will include testing our servers, concurrent players and further optimizations of both our client and our server. This critical step is necessary to ensure a solid foundation for the first phase of our External Beta."

The PlanetSide 2 official website currently has sign-ups for the beta.

From The Chatty

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    June 26, 2012 2:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, PlanetSide 2 E3 presentation covers all the bases.

    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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      June 26, 2012 3:04 PM

      Alright this game is definitely on my radar

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      June 26, 2012 3:06 PM

      I'm highly intrigued...

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      June 26, 2012 3:06 PM

      CANT WAIT!

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      June 26, 2012 3:18 PM

      Au revoir Battlefield 3.

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      June 26, 2012 3:19 PM

      Looks good to me.

      I hope I can get some of my friends into it.

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        June 26, 2012 3:20 PM

        I think the F2P element will help with the friends too

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      June 26, 2012 3:33 PM

      The Vanu infiltrator looks damned slick!

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      June 27, 2012 3:07 AM

      Vanu blow.

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      June 27, 2012 5:37 AM

      "Game journalists" describing this game with the word "ambitious" worries me. Sounds like a fancy way of saying "it ran like crap but it could be great by the time they release it".

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        June 28, 2012 5:29 AM

        id imagine they use the word ambitious cause they are claiming 2k people per continent ( 2000 people in one huge zone)

        or i guess just the mmofps aspect, which i guess they dont even understand already exists in planetside 1

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      June 27, 2012 7:43 PM

      Looks like Sony is kind of going to be fighting against itself with Planetside 2 and Dust 514.Both are persistent MMOFPS,exept one is console exclusive and one is PC exclusive.Seems counter intuitive to me.

      Honestly,Something looks off about the design of this game.Everything looks like they didn't take a whole lot of time in designing it.Everything just looks kind of lame.I will say that,that the gameplay that I've see thus far looks pretty good.I like the night maps too.

      Alas,I'll more than likely never play this game mainly because I don't have a good enough PC to run it,and I'll be balls deep into Dust 514 anyway.

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      June 28, 2012 5:33 AM

      watch the gameplay footage b4 u form any opinions about planetside http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLakXgelJGY

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        June 28, 2012 8:21 AM

        Did you even bother to read my ENTIRE post?