'PlanetSide 2' revealed at Sony Fan Faire
Friday 08 July 2011
PlanetSide 2, Sony's follow-up to 2003's massively multiplayer futuristic shooter, aims to let thousands of players take part in the same battles at once.
"The battles you experience in PlanetSide 2 will be among the most epic and memorable that you have ever had in any first person shooter or massively multiplayer online game ever," creative director Matt Higby told his audience at the Sony Fan Faire.
Players can choose to join one of three factions: the Terran Republic's governmental forces, the New Conglomerate's well-armed dissidents, or the Vanu Sovereignty with their alien technology.
A mixture of different land vehicles, aircraft, and armored suits will continue PlanetSide's legacy, allowing players to swarm over every inch of the planet Auraxis.
Sony isn't yet saying when it will be out, or whether the ambitious game will be free-to-play or subscription only.
Given that both Firefall and Tribes: Ascend are offering free access (with optional paid extras) when they go public later this year, it's likely that Planetside 2 will tread a similar path.
The Sony Fan Faire is an annual convention for players and developers of the company's online offerings such as Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, EverQuest II, DC Universe Online and Free Realms. This year it runs July 7-9.
PlanetSide 2 website: http://www.planetside2.com
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