I'm excited for PlanetSide 2, and I've never played the original PlanetSide. I wasn't really playing MMOs in the heyday of the original PlanetSide's activity, but from what I can tell it was clearly a game ahead of its time. When I first looked into the game I came upon this video by the guild Sturmgrenadier.
I was really impressed with what the game was like and the possibilities for large scale coordinated conflict. As an absolutely obsessive Battlefield fan going all the way back to the original BF 1942, the notion of an MMO offering similar gameplay and even more possibilites simply gets me salivating, so I've been keeping a close eye on PlanetSide 2.
With that said, I was pretty excited to find out that beta signups for PlanetSide 2 began today. Unfortunately, being press, I probably wouldn't have much luck signing up!
Now now, I don't have to tell you that Sony Online Entertainment has had a tumultuous history with with the MMO gaming populace. I went through the NGE in Star Wars Galaxies and the pretty frustrating issues that plagued the game even prior to the NGE, but I really want to give SOE a chance with this game. It's just such a cool idea and I think the time is now right for a game like this to be out there, especially since it is so different from what is available on the market today.
Are you a former PlanetSide player? Are you excited and all signed up for PlanetSide 2 beta? Why? Why not?
Same goes for the rest of you PlanetSide newbies. Are you looking forward to this game? Share your thoughts in the comments below!