PlanetSide 2 lands November 20

Sony Online Entertainment's new free-to-play online PC shooter arriving next month.

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The war is nearly here. Sony Online Entertainment has announced that its free-to-play online PC shooter PlanetSide 2 will launch November 20. Previously, the game was expected to release sometime later this year.

PlanetSide 2 was announced in July 2011 and features a backstory written by award-winning comics writer Marv Wolfman.

The game is successor to SOE's original subscription-based MMO shooter released in 2003. The studio is hoping to dramatically expand on that game's scope with this sequel, which will run on the newly built Forgelight Engine.

PlanetSide 2 will be a "reimagining" of the original, which chronicled a futuristic conflict on the embattled planet of Auraxis between three different factions: the Terran Republic, the New Conglomerate, and the Vanu Sovereignty. Players will advance through battle ranking levels while acquiring equipment certifications for both different weapon types and different classes of vehicle.

For more on PlanetSide 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

26 comments
aniket93
aniket93

No fee at all,currently the best free to play fps upto date !!!

tgwolf
tgwolf

I have yet to see the use or appeal of paying a monthly fee for an online shooter...

gladin09
gladin09

 @LoganDaDestroya Yea, I agree that it needs more time especially in the optimization department. My FPS falls to like 10 when I get into a battle with more than 40 people XD

hardeep49
hardeep49

That's all well and good but the fact that on the european servers at least, there are way more NC than the other 2 factions makes me fear for the longevity of this game...

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

better mark this down in my calender its hard to find a reason not to play it :P

blackace
blackace

The first Planetside was great. Player it for over a year, but then the devs completely destroyed the game. I couldn't even get it to boot up on my PC, and when I finally did, the lag made the game unplayable.

 

I went to pre-order this at Gamestop, but they don't have it in their systems yet. :(

LoganDaDestroya
LoganDaDestroya

As much as I love this game, it's no where near complete, tonnes of things still need to be tested.

camyers1310
camyers1310

I just got into the beta this week. And, while the game is overwhelming at first (lots of info to take in, sh-t all over your HUD, and lack of tutorial) it is a blast to play. I have a lot to learn about where to go and how to go about doing anything useful but this game is definitely going to be great.

Schwah
Schwah

I was a huge fan of the original Planetside. PS2 is on my list for sure! 

NetBiosError
NetBiosError

This game is criminally understated, but everyone playing it (including myself) loves it to death. This is going to make a big splash on the shooter scene, but it's totally expected that the gaming media doesn't care yet. Sony's making a huge effort with this game, and for that, I thank them. Awesome fun so far, Smed.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I have friends in the Beta that are loving it. I remember playing the original, so I hope it turns out well.

djpetitte
djpetitte

i just have to say that this game is epic. HUGE BATTLES convoys of 25 to 50 tanks rolling into an enemy base along with gun ships and apcs is insane, then seeing all the ground troops running in makes you feel like youre actually a part of an amry

nurnberg
nurnberg

I wonder if that game will be good.  As it is f2p, it's good that I will be able to try the game for free, but I hope the game is not filled with pay-2-win items or a ridiculous amount of microtransactions.

kenmanius
kenmanius

Go Planetside 2! Don't suck!

wexorian
wexorian

really waiting for this game :)

OmegaRecon
OmegaRecon

Just want to say: The game isn't ready yet IMO.

 

It's getting there, but not at its current state. Hopefully in a month it will be golden.

nteger
nteger

Hm, I still can't actually play the game yet. I might have to build a new computer with the same specs as my current one but with newer hardware, because I'm not sure they can optimize it that much by the time the game releases.

JackBooze
JackBooze

I have beta and it has been very fun game. Needs some more content though to keep you going and not get too bored.

Dramamine0001
Dramamine0001

As excited as I was for this, I've been in the beta for months and was either bored to tears or it unplayable due to lag every time I logged in.  It's been a while though, I need to check it out again.

Fz1994
Fz1994

Wow , this came out earlier than expected! 

Hellswrath99
Hellswrath99

 @OmegaRecon I agree wholeheartedly.  I have very high hopes for this game in it's finished state.  However, it isn't there yet.

Landsharkk
Landsharkk

 @Dramamine0001 I was in the same boat as you, but at lot of the lag issues have been fixed and for me the game went from near unplayable to extremely playable.  I suggest updating your client and giving it another go. :)