Sony Online Entertainment has announced a release date at this years SOE Live fan event for the massively multiplayer online first-person shooter PlanetSide 2. The free-to-play title will be launching in November, and will feature thousands of players fighting alongside and against each other in a bid to take over the map of Auraxis.
“PlanetSide 2 is without a doubt the next great MMOFPS and I believe it heralds the next phase and future of the gaming industry,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. “External beta participants have experienced first-hand the sweeping implications that PlanetSide 2’s unrelenting action gameplay and large-scale mixed infantry, air, and ground vehicle combat have had on the advancement of the FPS genre.
By providing an enormous magnitude of multiplayer action gameplay and features, we are fostering a community of passionate, engaged players and delivering an experience they have never before encountered, but always envisioned, in an online shooter: massive, player-driven combat warfare on unparalleled thousand player battlefields.”
Currently in a external closed beta, the game has racked up quite a few statistics since then, including an average of two hours a day played per beta player. You can check out the full statistics in the press release over here
SOE has also released a new trailer titled "Amerish" along with some concept art which you can view below or in our game page