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What Planetside Next means to me

We all have our vices. For some gamers RPG's really do it for them. One of the things I've always loved about SOE is that we built our company on the core idea of making games across many genres, and that includes the world's first MMOFPS, Planetside.

I love Planetside. I really do. It's an amazing game. you won't find any other FPS where you can have a 100 vs. 100 battle raging. And we pulled this off 5-6 years ago.

There's a great description of a Planetside battle here:


I really couldn't sum it up any better than that. To me the idea of a massive firefight on that kind of scale is why I'm a gamer. 

Planetside had a lot of really great things about it, but it also had some frustrating things. The whole Sanctuary concept is something that slowed things down too much. We also didn't get people back into the action quickly enough.

But the core of Planetside - massive battles with vehicles and infantry was something we nailed really well.

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.



Re: Planetside Next...

Hacking - this is something we are going to address in the current version.

With regards to the Sanctuary. Our goal would be to provide more ways to organize, not slow down people getting into combat by a forced mechanism. That's all. Someone else commented that I shouldn't focus on the sanctuary for PS Next, and I'm not. That just came to mind as one of the things on our list.

We are planning on patching the current game here relatively soon. We'll have more details in the near future about what's going into that patch.


Re: Planetside Next...

No sanc, outfit bases :)

August 2012

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