On May 20, 2003, Sony Online Entertainment launched PlanetSide, one of the earliest massively multiplayer first-person shooters. On July 1, 2016, Daybreak Games shut down PlanetSide for good. MMORPG.com’s Steven Messner was there to watch the sky come tumbling down.
If you had trouble signing into online games like PlanetSide 2 or H1Z1 over the past day or two, you can blame whoever’s going after their servers.
PlanetSide 2 for the PlayStation 4 is still a thing that is happening, and it’s happening June 23. Daybreak Game Company details the upcoming console launch of the free-to-play massively multiplayer online shooter over at the PlayStation Blog.
A PlayStation Plus subscription may be required for online multiplayer on the PS4, but it won't required when the console gets DC Universe Online and Planetside 2, both of which are free to play. DCUO's PS4 version will also be cross compatible with the PC title.
When it comes to deciding what game gets my attention and why, I am absolutely ruthless. I don't care how much better it's going to get, I don't care that it's actually an amazing game and I just have to give it a chance. No. If you mess up in the first hour of a game, I'm done.
The whole point of Planetside 2 is that it's a big shooter. Even by Battlefield or ArmA II standards, it's enormous. Big maps, even bigger battles. To give you an idea of just how big, take a look at this amazing video.
While the large-scale premise is interesting, I just haven't been that keen on Planetside 2. Not sure why. Might have something to do with the garish art design. Whatever, I just have not been feeling it!
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…
Want to sign up for Planetside 2's beta? Well, go sign up right here. [Planetside 2]
Behind every massively multiplayer online first-person shooter there is a story, and in PlanetSide 2's case that story will be written by the man who taught the Teen Titans about the ravages of drug abuse.
Planetside 2, the massively multiplayer first-person shooter with persistent warfare between three competing factions, is shaping up to be a pleasantly hardcore experience, if a presentation by the team is anything to go by. FPSGuru.com spoke to Sony Online Entertainment's John Smedley and Matt Higby, who described …
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 8, though, as that's when a countdown clock on the series' website expires.
With the impending demise of Star Wars Galaxies and perhaps the dawning realization that the best games it has to offer are free-to-play, Sony Online Entertainment ditches the Station Pass in favor of SOE All Access, allowing players to access nine online games starting at $19.99 a month.
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.
Huge buzz going around the Planetside community today as a survey email said to come from Sony Online Entertainment reveals plans "to expand the Planet Side universe with another game." Also, someone found SOE registered Planetside2.com on Sept. 21.