After an inspiring and exciting beta test, Planetside 2 will be taking the servers offline on Friday to get ready for the big day. The worldwide release of the dynamic new First Person Shooter from Sony Online Entertainment will begin on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
SOE gave an inspired briefing on their plans for the long awaited sequel to the original Planetside MMO.
“PlanetSide 2 takes all the groundbreaking features from the original game – massive multiplayer battles, distinct empires to rally around, and enormous continents where intense ground and air combat unfold – and adds features that modern gamers have come to expect of the FPS and MMO genres. With advanced technology, years of gamer feedback, and a new SOE proprietary MMO game engine called ForgeLight™, PlanetSide 2 offers a truly competitive and visceral FPS experience with massive warfare, massive customization and massive community.”
“Across the continents of Auraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles can last for days or weeks, so players will need to build alliances and specialized combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives. With aircraft and ground vehicles, as well as infantry combat, the battles will be larger and more intense than ever before.”
Thousands of gamers have already experienced the combat insanity of planet wide PvP battles and the buzz is hot and heavy that Planetside 2 is a game you just don’t want to miss. The battle hardened Platoon leaders at Sony issued the following warning to Grunts everywhere:
“Grunts, the war is coming. Prepare yourselves now for epic combat on a massive scale like you have never seen before. PlanetSide 2 launches November 20th!”
“The most important thing to know is an official launch date has now been announced, so this is not a drill. On November 20th, PlanetSide 2 will officially launch completely free to play for everyone. This means no more closed Beta, character wipes, and any of the other fun stuff associated with testing. No more do overs. Live ammunition will be issued, and you have authorization to go weapons free. Your empire’s future depends on you.”
“Gather your squads, your platoons, and your outfits. You will need to hone your skills, certifications, and equipment to a finer edge than your combat knife. Choose your empire now and swear your allegiance while you can. If you wish it, you will need to join the Alpha Squad very shortly, or forgo the honor forever. You will need to master your ground vehicles, your aircraft, and your infantry classes. You will need to study your battlefield and know it whether blind or bleeding, day or night. Indar. Esamir. Amerish. This is your home now grunt.”
“When the warpgates open, when the drop pods fly, when the first shots break the silence, remember this. There is no turning back. Remember your training and you will survive. This is it. This is war.”
“This is PlanetSide 2.”
I don’t know about you but I am ready and waiting to jump into the action on Tuesday If you are planning to be there, pray you are an ally or you better run for cover if you detect Ghodzilla heading your way. See there, fellow grunts, and hope you survive. Don’t ask for mercy; its winner take all in the planetary warfare of Planetside 2.