Daybreak Games announces
a new release window for PlanetSide Arena
saying this is now due this summer (thanks
). This large-scale battle royale game
for release on January
29th, but four days before that deadline the game
until February 20th. Now with four days to go (we're beginning to
detect a pattern here), they announce this latest setback, saying they plan on a
simultaneous launch on PC and PlayStation 4. They are also refunding all
preorders, which will restore some goodwill, and is possibly a signal that the
game will actually be free-to-play. Here's word:
First off, a huge thank
you to everyone who participated in our Closed Beta these past few weeks. Your
suggestions have been crucial in providing our team with direct and meaningful
gameplay feedback. We can’t even begin to express our appreciation for all of
the time and effort you’ve spent helping us test and improve the game.
After much consideration, we’ve decided to postpone the current PC-only release
date and launch simultaneously across PC and PlayStation 4 this summer. We’ve
always envisioned PlanetSide Arena as a way for players to experience the epic
gameplay of the PlanetSide universe, through fast-paced, combined arms combat
and massive-scale multiplayer modes. We believe that delivering the most
polished version of PlanetSide Arena that meets these expectations, on both
platforms, outweighs any other consideration.
In light of our revised launch plan, we are refunding all Planetside Arena
pre-orders. We’re committed to continuing and expanding our Beta testing program
as we ramp-up for our multi-platform launch this Summer and will share more
details soon. You can visit Steam for more information on refunds.
Thank you all again for your amazing support. We’re very excited about the
future and can’t wait see everyone back in the Arena!