Hope You’re Ready For Some New PlanetSide

Hope You’re Ready For Some New PlanetSide

We already know Sony Online Entertainment is working on a new Planetside game. That’s…about all we know. We should know more come July 7, though, as that’s when a countdown clock on the series’ website expires.

Yes, a countdown clock. I am truly sorry for drawing attention to the laziest and most frustrating marketing ploy of all, but since we already know about this game, this timer will be to tell (or show) us something of value.

Actually, it’s already told us something: this game is called PlanetSide 2, because it says so in the URL, and the favicon for the site has a lovely little “2” icon in it.

The July 7 date coincides with the first day of Sony Online Entertainment’s Fan Faire, which runs until July 9 in Las Vegas.

The original PlanetSide was a blend of FPS and MMO, released on the PC in 2003. While it never really came together, thanks to the limited technology of the time, its mere promise was enough to garner it a decent following.

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(Top image courtesy of PlanetSide Universe)


  • It’s a pity.

    A persistant online massively multiplayer FPS would be fantastic…

    …if it wasn’t being run by SoE.

  • The original planetside was a wonderful game. There’s never been anything else quite like it. Can’t wait.

  • I had some very unique experiences in the original Planet Side. Had Ride of the Valkyries blasting while a group of 50, including troops, planes, tanks and combat drops pushed on an enemy base.

    I’ve played a range of MMOs and never experienced something like that elsewhere.

  • is it possible that this is the tie-in for eve. The word was that a console game would be developed that would be a fps game like planetside. Teams would vie for control of planets in EVE that would be controlled by the eve players/corps. Essentially, the eve players/corps would pay the planetside group/faction to take/battle for planets to gain resources in eve.

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