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PlanetSide 3 Plans Confirmed

A Producer's Letter On the PlanetSide Franchise has outlook on the shooter series following last week's news of layoffs at developer Daybreak Studios (thanks PC Gamer). Despite the setback and repeated delays of PlanetSide Arena, producer Andy Sites reiterates this is a stepping stone towards PlanetSide 3, a sequel that's still in the works:
We're coming up on the 7th anniversary for PlanetSide 2. In early 2020, the PlanetSide franchise will celebrate its 17th since the original release back in 2003. Over those 16+ years, we have amassed millions of passionate fans. So when we think about what the PlanetSide 3 experience needs to be, we know that there are incredibly high expectations from all of you. PlanetSide Arena is intended to be the stepping stone to PlanetSide 3, which we envision expanding from the current battlefields of Auraxis, to full-fledged galactic war with empires exploring, colonizing and conquering one another within an expansive galaxy. We envision PlanetSide Arena as a way to allow us to link present day PlanetSide 2 and PlanetSide 3 story lines, as well as providing an opportunity to try out new features, styles of play, etc.

Why wouldn't we just do this in PlanetSide 2? Quite simply, because PS2 offers a very unique experience that the current, active community enjoys. Trying to incorporate different game systems or styles of play or even trying out new modes would be disruptive - potentially catastrophically. We donít want to upset that balance, as it would be unfair to our current PS2 community.

So as we take our next steps on this journey, I can tell you that the team and I are 100% committed for the long haul as we continue to expand PlanetSide 2, refine PlanetSide Arena, and prepare for the future of the overall PlanetSide franchise.

On behalf of the entire PlanetSide team, thank you for your passion and dedication. We look forward to seeing all of you back out on the battlefield.