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PlanetSide 2 Announced

The PlanetSide 2 Website now offers the promised announcement of PlanetSide 2, a follow-up to SOE's MMO shooter. They offer some screenshots and concept art, a teaser trailer showing cinematics and gameplay, and a FAQ saying the game will be an MMOFPS, will include three factions, and will offer vehicular combat. They plan a beta before release, but a release date and the game's business model are not being revealed at this time. Here's word from the FAQ:

What is PlanetSideŽ 2?
PlanetSide 2 is a Massively Multiplayer first person shooter that delivers truly epic, massive combat on a scale never before seen in stunning, breathtaking detail. 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, winning requires strategic teamwork and a quick trigger finger.

Is PlanetSide 2 an MMO?
Yes. PlanetSide 2 is an MMO FPS set in an online persistent world where the war wages non-stop and the balance of power shifts with every base and territory captured and lost. Players will be able to unlock diverse combat roles by advancing through the deep skill trees, including several classic roles from PlanetSide. As players unlock new roles, they can switch between them at will.

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28. Re: PlanetSide 2 Announced Jul 9, 2011, 00:09 Veterator
 
That block of text a few comments down sounds a little..........too good to be true. Especially since SOE has a habit of over promising.

I am not a huge graphics fiend, and I think the trailer looks pretty good. It's just a matter of how it will handle large combat with the game looking like that.

The planes doing loops and what not....I just don't see it being fluid without a lot of prediction algorithms, otherwise you'd never be able to hit the other guy with the latency that is built into a game like this. If the latency doesn't exist, then the game isn't doing any kind of data verification to make sure people aren't cheating.

I thought planetside was a pretty good game, I found the major downfall to be just running big loops and capturing bases with little resistance. But I want to bring a little perspective to this game since SOE banks too much on hype and not enough on actually delivering.

And I really don't believe that they will give THREE YEARS of player feedback specific development to this game when they left the other one to fend for itself versus it's other MMOs getting some updates to make them a little more modern and play better.

They didn't even give DCUO 6 months of it's promised accelerated updates, think it was about 3 months or less in fact.

Need someone to hold them to the fire instead of getting the fluff "hype" info.

 
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