The Never-Ending Battle Of PlanetSide 2 Becomes Three Minutes Of Stunning CGI

The Never-Ending Battle Of PlanetSide 2 Becomes Three Minutes Of Stunning CGI

Premiering live today at the 2012 China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference, PlanetSide 2‘s ‘Death is No Excuse’ CGI trailer takes the spirit of Sony Online Entertainment’s upcoming massively multiplayer online first-person shooter and dresses it up in a fancy coat of blood-splattered CGI. If only the game were so pretty.

That’s not saying PlanetSide 2 isn’t pretty. It’s as lovely as a game of its ilk can possibly be while still conforming to the laws of not-requiring-a-computer-from-the-future.

Whenever I see an elaborate CGI production like this it just reassures me that there’s still plenty of room for video game graphics to improve before we get to the awkward photo-realistic phase. Hopefully I’ll be dead by then.


  • That was awesome. Now just imagine when games are running and looking that good in real time and still having great gameplay.

    • I was thinking exactly that…when games are like this then they are ‘next gen’. That was some of the best CGI I’ve seen…plus one of the best trailers – gave me goose bumps!

  • Planetside 2 really can’t come soon enough…
    Also nice to see Vanu and TR each getting what they deserve, could use more dead NC people though 😛

  • my friend and i have our beta keys, but as amazing as this game looks (i loved the original)

    my ONLY issue with this is that they have been so quiet about Local servers (I live in Australia)

    Considering this trailer premiered in China, i can only but hope that there will be some sort of Asian/Oceanic region to play on

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