The sequel to Planetside is coming and it’s called…(wait for it)…Planetside Next! Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley wrote about the game on his LiveJournal. Smed said:
To me, Planetside Next means we get a chance to take the essence of everything that was fun in Planetside and make it a lot better. Massive battles on a scale no other FPS will touch. None of this 64 player stuff. REALLY MASSIVE. With much better organization, and a tight focus on making sure the action is always going on, with awesome graphics.
Damn I love Planetside. I really do.
I was never into the game, but I have a bunch of friends that swear by it. Any of you psyched for this one? Do you think Planetside Next will make an impact? Or is it an old(er) franchise that has no place in today’s gaming world? Maybe a game like MAG is the future and Planetside is the past? Or perhaps being a sequel is enough to help it succeed. So many questions! Someone answer one or more (please!).
3 thoughts on “Sony Online Entertainment’s John Smedley Talks Planetside Next”
I think my room mate in college played this. If so, update the graphics a bit (obviously) and put it on the scale that MAG will have. Sometimes games come out and they have that defining aspect that should become the standard for every game in its genre. An example would be Halo 3 and its matchmaking system.
MAG will be out way before this game so why when Planetisde Next comes out, would they revert back to 64 players fps battles? For PC shooters of this caliber, go big or go home.
@Dricknasty I wonder about the demand for these "massive" shooters. Is that what gamers want?
I've always wanted to play Planetside. It's very much the exact type of game I've always wanted to play. I missed the original in it's prime so I never did get around to playing it. I'm COMPLETELY looking forward to this one.
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