PlanetSide 2 players are some of the most dedicated, emotionally invested players in any virtual world. For the first time, PlanetSide 2 players have the opportunity to create parts of our world by designing new in-game items.Currently the new system for PlanetSide 2 is only available for US-based players, but other regions are planned for the future. Those who do create an item using the Player Studio will find they are granted a free copy for their characters in-game to use.
Selected items will be offered for sale in the SOE Marketplace alongside items created by staff artists, priced in SOE's Station Cash virtual currency. Revenue from the sale of these items will be shared back with the creative player.
Players must enlist in one of three Empires – Terran Republic, New Conglomerate or Vanu Sovereignty – to fight in an epic war for control of the planet of Auraxis. An unparalleled gaming experience, players engage in extreme aerial, ground, vehicular and hand-to-hand battles alongside and against thousands of players in massive environments.Offering various differences between each faction, your choice matters greatly in PlanetSide 2 as everything from weapons to vehicles varies among the three. Check out the trailers below and if you are in need of some new soldiers you can check out the AusGamers thread for a list of members playing.
Battles take place not between dozens of troops, but thousands; with air and ground vehicles slugging it out alongside squads of troops. Whether in open fields, tightly packed urban centers or enormous structures, planning, teamwork and communication are essential.You can check out the dubstep riddled trailer below for a glimpse at what you can expect in the free-to-play MMOFPS, and if you are looking for some friendly faces on the battlefield check out the PlanetSide 2 Roll Call thread over here.
PlanetSide 2 features incredible continent maps with dozens of square kilometers of seamless gameplay space; every inch of which is hand-crafted, contestable space. With the territorial control meta-game, landmass has intrinsic value.
There really is no excuse not to try Planetside 2, especially as the only cost is your gaming time. Be warned though, this is a very addictive game, and it could spoil your previous favourite shooter with its incredible sense of scale. It’s astonishing to see a free to play game deliver such a polished package, that also breaks new technological boundaries.Check it out here solider for the full review.
I want to iterate what transpired in one spot so it's clear what occurred here. Before I do, let me re-state that every region that PlanetSide 2 runs in is configured, designed, and built the same from a hardware and infrastructure perspective. There is no one region that has a "better" setup than another. The only thing that differentiates them is physical locations in the world.If you didn't happen to catch it, you can check out the latest trailer below for a great glimpse into what PlanetSide 2 is all about, including various explosions. You can also check out our community forum post for a list of regular members playing the game if you are ever in need of a friendly face on the battlefield.
That being said, this deployment into Australia was definitely a unique experience. You guys have some very unusual laws and limitations that we simply don't see anywhere else in the world. (ISPs cap your bandwidth and download amounts? That's crazy! I personally will be investigating ways to make that better, if it's possible, with regard to our games.)
“PlanetSide 2 sets the new standard for shooters,” said John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment. “With thousands of players fighting simultaneously across several beautiful, massive continents, the size and intensity of PlanetSide 2 has no equal. You’ve never played anything like it.”Check out the launch trailer below for a glimpse at the explosive free-to-play MMOFPS or fly by their official website for more info and to sign up for battle.
“We set out to create a massive, unprecedented game, and we succeeded. PlanetSide 2 will break records for its size and combat,” said Matt Higby, Creative Director of PlanetSide 2 at Sony Online Entertainment. “Now, it’s the players’ turn to make history. The war stories of brutal combat, acts of valor, casualties and victories from beta testing have been epic. But, the slate is clean, and the game has launched. It’s time to create legends.”
PlanetSide 2 takes all the groundbreaking features from the original game - massive multiplayer battles, distinct empires to rally around, and enormous continents where intense ground and air combat unfolds - and adds features that modern gamers have come to expect out of the FPS and MMO genres. With advanced technology, years of gamer feedback, and a new SOE proprietary MMO game engine called Forgelight, PlanetSide 2 offers a truly competitive and visceral FPS experience with massive warfare, massive customization and massive community.Make sure you keep an eye on AusGamers for the full release but for now check out the teaser trailer below (HD over here) and marvel at just how many explosions one can fit into 45 seconds.