PlanetSide Arena Announced

Daybreak Games announces PlanetSide Arena, a new huge-scale battle royale-oriented installment in the online shooter series that will launch on Steam next month. The PlanetSide Arena Website offers preorders and a first look gameplay trailer. Here's the announcement:
Daybreak Games®, worldwide publisher, developer and creator of compelling multiplayer online worlds, today announced PlanetSide® Arena™, a new massive-scale multiplayer sci-fi shooter set to release on Steam for Windows PC on Jan. 29, 2019. Featuring a robust class system, combined arms gameplay, and dynamic in-match and seasonal progression, PlanetSide Arena brings the franchise’s signature epic-scale, all-out FPS action to new massive arena game modes capable of supporting up to 1,000 players per match.

“PlanetSide is a ground-breaking series that introduced the gaming world to truly epic FPS battles,” said Ji Ham, CEO of Daybreak Games. “We are very excited to introduce PlanetSide Arena as the next step in the growth of the franchise, as we continue to invest and build towards our vision for the future of the entire PlanetSide universe.”

PlanetSide Arena initially launches with three major game modes: Massive Clash, an epic 500-player Group vs. Group experience, along with Solo and Team Battle Royale modes. New modes like Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy, and Global Conquest will be introduced each new game season.

Players will begin every match by selecting from one of three initial character classes – Assault, Engineer, and Medic – before deploying via drop pod into a massive map dynamically tailored for each game mode. Each class comes equipped with a jetpack, personal vehicle, and unique abilities which can be upgraded throughout a match, offering a layer of strategy to team construction and combat.

“There’s simply no other multiplayer shooter that can replicate the depth of play and massive scale of PlanetSide,” said Andy Sites, Executive Producer. “PlanetSide Arena will expand and evolve the franchise with new modes, new technology and new content, delivered on a scale that only PlanetSide can offer.”

In addition to the upcoming launch of PlanetSide Arena, Daybreak Games remains fully committed to providing active development support for PlanetSide 2, which recently announced engine technology improvements and a new robotic faction as part of its sixth anniversary game update. The next major update for PlanetSide 2 will introduce Oshur, the first new continent in five years, when released in 2019.

“It’s great for our team to see PlanetSide grow,” said Nick Silva, Producer of PlanetSide 2. “PlanetSide Arena offers fans something new that both preserves and builds upon all the traits that make PlanetSide 2 so unique: the massive-scale warfare, the smooth movement and combat mechanics, the iconic vehicles and weapons. It’s a huge win for all of us to introduce more players to the franchise.”

PlanetSide Arena is now available for pre-order on Steam. The Sanctuary Assault Edition (SRP $19.99) includes the Season 1 Battle Pass and the Assault Armor set. The Legendary Edition (SRP $39.99) is packed with Season 1 Battle Pass, three Class Armor sets (Engineer, Assault and Medic), and the M-20 Tempest (hoverbike) Pack. Each pre-order grants players Closed Beta access. In addition, Daybreak will also be offering Closed Beta access to the game to some of their most loyal and active PlanetSide 2 players.

For more information about PlanetSide Arena, visit www.planetsidearena.com, or follow @PlanetsideArena.

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They also jumped on board the Minecraft train with Landmark as a content-creation tool for EverQuest Next. Neither EQN or EQ Landmark materialized even with preorders in upwards of $100. I wouldn't trust anything these people do.
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jdreyer wrote on Dec 14, 2018, 01:01:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 13, 2018, 22:28:
"battle royale" DRINK!

You're trying to kill me, aren't you.

Just trying to prepare you for when we're all old(er) men, sitting around drinking, and saying "I remember when we had single player games that didn't require 90 different walled garden 'launchers' and didn't require a constant internet connection so we weren't barraged with 12 year olds questioning our race, gender, and sexual preferences."

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I guess Im one of the few on Blues that likes Battle Royale games (in principle at least) but this looks absolutely awful.
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Must be some huge whales left in Planetside 2. Figured it'd been shuttered by now.
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Overon wrote on Dec 13, 2018, 23:43:
So they are taking a year old game and putting some game modes that took a few months of work to code? What the hell? Am I not understanding it?

It's actually a six year old game, but yeah I hear you.
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 13, 2018, 22:28:
"battle royale" DRINK!

You're trying to kill me, aren't you.
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So they are taking a year old game and putting some game modes that took a few months of work to code? What the hell? Am I not understanding it?
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"battle royale" DRINK!
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I can't imagine EverQuest and EverQuest 2 have much time left with the way Daybreak has been running things into the ground.
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If this isn't a hit for them I wonder if we'll see more of their online games go dark.
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