Sony Online Entertainment opens up applications for gamers to test-drive its upcoming massively multiplayer online shooter.
Sony Online Entertainment is putting out the call for PlanetSide 2 recruits. The publisher has relaunched the website for the upcoming free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter, complete with a sign-up form for would-be beta testers.
PlanetSide 2 will be a sequel to SOE's original subscription-based MMO shooter released in 2003. The studio is hoping to dramatically expand on that game's scope, and it will run on the newly built Forgelight Engine.
The sequel will be a "reimagining" of the original, which chronicled a futuristic conflict on the embattled planet of Auraxis among three different factions: the Terran Republic, the New Conglomerate, and the Vanu Sovereignty. Players will advance through various battle ranking levels while acquiring equipment certifications for both different weapon types and different classes of vehicles.
Planetside was a truly unique gaming experience, not to be missed. Hell, the first one is still going strong since 2003!
Can not WAIT for Planetside 2!
I've seen a lot people writing this game off because it's free-to-play and that seems a bit hasty to me. They have interviews out where they talk about what will be offered to those willing to pay and it's nothing more than gun/player/ship skins/colors, you know, aesthetic stuff. They've specifically said it will not be pay-to-win. Of course, we'll see if that promise holds up after launch but until then you really having to lose by giving a free game a chance. Especially when said game could revolutionize the FPS market. Just sayin.
Loved Planetside, nobody has done anything like it since. I still find it crazy that there are not more MMO's based on shooter games. Hope the next P-side is a good one.
I would have signed up, but after reading "upcoming free-to-play" I immediately lost interest. I have little faith in f2p mmo's these days.
@MoreThot They've talked about what will be in the shop, and it is purely aesthetics. At least give it a try! The original Planetside was amazing.
@almat96 Im playing Ghost Recon Online and I'm extremley impressed. That and Tribes has changed my mind. Given the right developer F2P can not only be a strong game. But a hell of a time killer too!
The first game had a lot of potential until Sony devs decided to break it and subscribers fled in droves. Similar to what happened with Star Wars Galaxies. Let's hope they get it right this time and leave it right. I'll sign up when I get a chance since it's free.
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