Two weeks ago, word spread among Planetside fans that Sony Online Entertainment would be working on another iteration of the popular MMO FPS. Now John Smedley, the SOE president, has called it "Planetside Next" in a LiveJournal entry.
To me, Planetside Next means we get a chance to take the essence of everything that was fun in Planetside and make it a lot better. Massive battles on a scale no other FPS will touch. None of this 64 player stuff. REALLY MASSIVE. With much better organisation, and a tight focus on making sure the action is always going on, with awesome graphics.
No official title has been given - heck, the project has not even been officially announced - making Smedley's use of Next rather curious. And its deliberate capitalisation suggests that is at least the working title of this game.
I have emailed the press contact for SOE to ask if this is indeed the new game's title. If I hear anything back, I'll put it here.