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PlanetSide 2 Features

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  • What’s Next for PlanetSide2?

    We had a chance to listen to Matt Higby and Tramell Isaac expound on some of what they’ve been working on over the last couple months with PlanetSide 2, and what we should expect to see in the next several months with the game. When they led with new loading screen art, I started to get worried. Needlessly, as it turns out.

    Posted on 08/15/2014 by Red Thomas
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More Recent Features

  • Implants are the New Hotness

    Implants are the new hotness coming to Planetside 2 tomorrow, the big new itemization and crafting update that’s been long awaited in SOE’s blockbuster MMOFPS. We caught up with the folks on the design team to chat about Implants and what effect SOE hopes they’ll have on the long-term progression system for the MMO.

    Posted on 05/14/2014 by William Murphy
  • Some Intriguing Info On F2P ARPUs

    Research house SuperData recently released some findings on the average revenue per user for 10 prominent free to play online games. This is an area in which there has never been much readily available data. So, while limited, the bits that were revealed about the likes of World of Tanks, Guild Wars 2, DOTA 2 and League of Legends grabbed my attention and got me wondering.

    Posted on 04/22/2014 by Richard Aihoshi
  • Looking Ahead with Higby at PAX East

    We recently caught up with PlanetSide 2's Matt Higby at PAX East to discuss SOE's plans for the game this year. From Hossin to the Outfit captured bases, there's a lot coming to PS2 over the next few months. Read on!

    Posted on 04/16/2014 by Michael Bitton
  • The Lucrative Way to Play

    We met with SOE’s Planetside 2 team recently, specifically Art Director Tramell Ray Isaac, to chat about the game’s ongoing progress, PS4 development, mission system, Hossin map, but mainly the sheer astounding success of the Player Studio. Player Studio allows enterprising and creative PS2 players to make items for sale in the game’s cash shop. In doing so, they get a cut of the action.

    Posted on 04/02/2014 by William Murphy
  • Amerish & Mission Updates with Tramell Ray Isaac

    We recently had a chance to catch up with PlanetSide 2 art director Tramell Ray Isaac to discuss all of the awesome things coming to PlanetSide 2 this month.

    Posted on 02/26/2014 by Michael Bitton
  • The Best Hybrid MMOs of 2013

    2013 was a great year for the hybrid MMO with some truly solid contenders coming forth to earn your playtime. With only a scant few MMORPGs releasing, more players than ever before branched out into MOBAs, Action-MMOs, and MMOFPSs. It was a year of experimentation and exploration, widening horizons, and seeing just what the free-to-play market has to offer. Join us as we recount the best hybrid MMOs available in 2013.

    Posted on 01/24/2014 by Christopher Coke
  • SOE's Smedley on Re-Imagining the All-Access Pass

    This past week John Smedley of SOE has been talking about some moves towards an open price model with a flat fee for players. With such a huge slate of games under their mantle anyone playing an SOE game on the PC will soon have a chance to open a library of games. Whether it is Planetside 2, EverQuest, DC Universe, EverQuest 2, or even the upcoming EverQuest Next, you will soon get a lot more options for your money.

    Posted on 01/12/2014 by Garrett Fuller
  • Matt Higby on the World Domination Series

    PlanetSide 2, Sony Online Entertainment's ambitious MMOFPS, has been consistently improved and expanded since launch. We caught up with Matt Higby to talk more about the game, about competitive gameplay and more specifically: the World Domination Series. Read on!

    Posted on 10/28/2013 by Jeffrey Lerman
  • That's Not an MMO

    Often when a game is listed at MMORPG.com, it is said by some to "not be an MMO". In our latest Tourist column, we take a look at that charge and try to offer a bit of a different perspective on the matter. See what we think before leaving your own thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 09/13/2013 by Christopher Coke

Editorial

  • A Veteran's Comparison - Part One

    In this two-part article, MMORPG.com's Derek "Cymdai" Czerkaski takes a look at the two versions of Planetside and compares and contrasts the two different designs. Read on for part one, and leave your comments below. Part two will come later this week.

    Posted on 10/08/2012 by Derek Czerkaski
  • Can Planetside 2 Redeem SOE?

    In this week's column, Managing Editor Bill Murphy takes a look at the recent unveiling of Planetside 2 and wonders aloud whether or not the MMOFPS will be enough to bring SOE back into the good graces of the hardcore MMO gamer.

    Posted on 07/14/2011 by William Murphy
  • The MMOFPS Can Rival the MMORPG

    In this week's Devil's Advocate, Drew Wood takes a look at the MMOFPS and the stigma surrounding this relatively new breed of MMOs. Can the MMOFPS rival the MMORPG in terms of size, scope, and depth? The Devil's Advocate thinks it's possible.

    Posted on 07/13/2011 by Drew Wood

Previews

  • Esamir Unleashed

    Last week, Sony Online Entertainment partnered with MMORPG.com to bring our readers the first ever look at the Esamir map. Today we've got a full preview of the location and some of our thoughts about PlanetSide 2 overall. Read on and then add your voice to the comments!

    Posted on 10/15/2012 by Som Pourfarzaneh
  • Taking a FragTour with the NC

    We recently had a chance to sample one of PlanetSide 2's three factions, the New Conglomerate, and today we're bringing you our after-action report!

    Posted on 08/30/2012 by Michael Bitton
  • Bootcamp Exclusive Preview

    PlanetSide 2 has quickly become one of those "must watch" games around here at MMORPG.com. Our own Ripper X recently had the opportunity to check out PS2 during Bootcamp. We've got an exclusive first look at PlanetSide 2 that you will NOT want to miss! Keep reading!

    Posted on 07/17/2012 by Ripper X
  • E3 2012 Hands-on Preview

    One of our team's predictions for E3 2012 is that death would be a frequent visitor when playing PlanetSide 2. We've got a full hands on report on whether or not that actually happened. Read on and then leave us your thoughts in the comments!

    Posted on 06/06/2012 by Michael Bitton
  • What to Expect from PAX East 2012

    We are in high gear as PAX East 2012 kicks off and we want to give you a heads up on what we're looking forward to checking out during the annual convention.

    Posted on 04/05/2012 by William Murphy
  • First Look Preview

    Our lads at GDC 2012 this year were treated to the first ever look at a dev-driven demo of SOE's upcoming MMOFPS, Planetside 2. Does the game look like it has what it takes to make PS2 a household name? Find out!

    Posted on 03/07/2012 by Som Pourfarzaneh

Interviews

  • Implants are the New Hotness

    Implants are the new hotness coming to Planetside 2 tomorrow, the big new itemization and crafting update that’s been long awaited in SOE’s blockbuster MMOFPS. We caught up with the folks on the design team to chat about Implants and what effect SOE hopes they’ll have on the long-term progression system for the MMO.

    Posted on 05/14/2014 by William Murphy
  • Looking Ahead with Higby at PAX East

    We recently caught up with PlanetSide 2's Matt Higby at PAX East to discuss SOE's plans for the game this year. From Hossin to the Outfit captured bases, there's a lot coming to PS2 over the next few months. Read on!

    Posted on 04/16/2014 by Michael Bitton
  • The Lucrative Way to Play

    We met with SOE’s Planetside 2 team recently, specifically Art Director Tramell Ray Isaac, to chat about the game’s ongoing progress, PS4 development, mission system, Hossin map, but mainly the sheer astounding success of the Player Studio. Player Studio allows enterprising and creative PS2 players to make items for sale in the game’s cash shop. In doing so, they get a cut of the action.

    Posted on 04/02/2014 by William Murphy
  • Amerish & Mission Updates with Tramell Ray Isaac

    We recently had a chance to catch up with PlanetSide 2 art director Tramell Ray Isaac to discuss all of the awesome things coming to PlanetSide 2 this month.

    Posted on 02/26/2014 by Michael Bitton
  • SOE's Smedley on Re-Imagining the All-Access Pass

    This past week John Smedley of SOE has been talking about some moves towards an open price model with a flat fee for players. With such a huge slate of games under their mantle anyone playing an SOE game on the PC will soon have a chance to open a library of games. Whether it is Planetside 2, EverQuest, DC Universe, EverQuest 2, or even the upcoming EverQuest Next, you will soon get a lot more options for your money.

    Posted on 01/12/2014 by Garrett Fuller
  • Matt Higby on the World Domination Series

    PlanetSide 2, Sony Online Entertainment's ambitious MMOFPS, has been consistently improved and expanded since launch. We caught up with Matt Higby to talk more about the game, about competitive gameplay and more specifically: the World Domination Series. Read on!

    Posted on 10/28/2013 by Jeffrey Lerman
  • Hossin and Nexus Revealed at SOE Live

    We caught up with the Planetside 2 team during SOE Live to talk about the game's new Hossin region, and the future of PS2. Read on for more info.

    Posted on 08/02/2013 by Robert Lashley
  • Player Studio Comes to Auraxis

    Today, SOE is pulling the veil off a brand new feature for MMOFPS Planetside 2: the Player Studio. Already present in EverQuest, the Player Studio will allow enterprising and creative gamers to create and sell cosmetic items in Planetside 2 for real world money. Read on for our conversation with Art Director Tramell Isaac to find out what you can make, how it works, and how you can make some cash from your creations.

    Posted on 07/26/2013 by William Murphy
  • Players Site and More with Higby

    We recently caught up with PlanetSide 2 creative director Matt Higby to discuss the just launched PlanetSide 2 Players Site and more.

    Posted on 03/01/2013 by Michael Bitton
  • Esamir Unveiled

    PlanetSide 2 has PvP players around the world excited for its non-stop action. In an exclusive interview with PlanetSide 2's Trammel Ray Isaac about Esamir, a new never-before-seen map. We've got the goods about Esamir including screens and concept art. Check it out!

    Posted on 10/09/2012 by Garrett Fuller
  • PAX Prime 2012: The Future of Online Gaming Panel

    During PAX Prime 2012, MMORPG.com held for the first time in Seattle our "Future of Online Gaming" panel in the Pegasus Theatre. Scott Youngblood (Red 5 Studios), Craig Morrison (Funcom), Matt Higby (SOE), Scott Hartsman (Trion), and Max Schaefer (Runic) all sat in to answer questions from nearly 1,000 audience members about their games, their vision, and the future of MMOs as a whole.

    Posted on 09/13/2012 by Hillary Nicole
  • New Conglomerate Interview

    In the final installment of our PlanetSide 2 faction interviews, we managed to catch up to Creative Director Matt Higby to talk about the New Conglomerate. See what we discovered and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 06/01/2012 by Garrett Fuller
  • Vanu Sovereignty Interview

    PlanetSide 2 will feature three separate factions. MMORPG.com reached out to Sony Online Entertainment to find out more about the Vanu Sovereignty. We chatted with Associate Game Designer Margaret Krohn to find out more. Read on!

    Posted on 05/22/2012 by Garrett Fuller
  • Xander Clauss Talks Terran Republic

    PlanetSide 2 is shaping up to be a 'must watch' game for many fans of the original game and for those who love to gun and run. We caught up with Assistant Game Designer Xander Clauss to talk about one of the three factions in the game, the Terran Republic. Check it out!

    Posted on 05/11/2012 by William Murphy
  • GDC 2012 - Exclusive Interview

    During GDC 2012, we managed to not only get hands on time with Planetside 2, but we also got to sit down with the game's senior art director, Tramell Ray Isaac to talk about SOE's big plans for this sequel.

    Posted on 03/07/2012 by Michael Bitton
  • The Hardcore Interview

    We recently ran an interview with PlanetSide 2 Creative Director Matt Higby that prompted a lot of the game's fans to ask further questions. We submitted those questions to Matt and have his answers for our readers today. Check it out!

    Posted on 03/02/2012 by Derek Czerkaski
  • Matt Higby Interview

    Sony Online Entertainment has kicked up the PR machine into high gear recently and has been releasing tons of interesting new material. MMORPG.com recently had the opportunity to catch up with the game's Creative Director Matt Higby to talk about PlanetSide 2. See what he's got to say and then leave us a couple of thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 12/26/2011 by Derek Czerkaski

Media

  • PAX East - The Future of Online Games

    MMORPG.com brings together some of the top developers in the industry to discuss the next decade of online games and their growing mass market appeal. Game Developers from: Guild Wars 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, TERA, Age of Conan: Unchained, Planetside 2, Defiance and Reckoning: Kingdoms of Amalur will be on hand to answer your questions and talk directly to fans about their games and the future of the industry.

    Posted on 04/08/2012 by William Murphy

General Article

  • SOE Live: The Wrap Report

    Now that SOE Live has come and gone for another year, it's time to take a look back at the weekend's MMO news out of Sony Online Entertainment. Yes, more than just EverQuest Next was announced. Check out our final thoughts before adding yorus in the comments.

    Posted on 08/07/2013 by Robert Lashley
  • The Ultimate Empire Showdown Recap

    Last week, our own Rob Lashley and Ripper X took part in the Planetside 2 Ultimate Empire Showdown. Rob as reporter, and Ripper as contestant. Today, we're recapping what came out of the event, including the future of PS2 as an eSport with MLG.

    Posted on 01/28/2013 by Robert Lashley
  • Review-in-Progress - Part 4: Ground Vehicles

    Our review-in-progress for SOE's newly released MMOFPS, PlanetSide 2, continues today with part four. In this latest installment, we focus on the game's ground vehicle experience.

    Posted on 12/11/2012 by Michael Bitton
  • Review in Progress - Part 3: Air

    Our review-in-progress for SOE's newly released MMOFPS, PlanetSide 2, continues today with part three. In this latest installment, we focus on the game's air vehicle experience.

    Posted on 12/07/2012 by Michael Bitton
  • Review in Progress - Part 2: Infantry

    Our review-in-progress for SOE's newly released MMOFPS, PlanetSide 2, continues today with part two. In this latest installment, we focus on the game's infantry experience.

    Posted on 11/28/2012 by Michael Bitton
  • Review in Progress - Part 1

    We've been playing SOE's new free-to-play MMOFPS, PlanetSide 2, and today we're kicking off our review-in-progress series with a focus on character creation and first impressions.

    Posted on 11/20/2012 by Michael Bitton
  • SOE Live - Beta Testing and the Future

    During last weekend's SOE Live event in Las Vegas, the PlanetSide 2 team was on hand to talk about all things beta and post-launch excitement. See what we discovered in our exclusive report.

    Posted on 10/23/2012 by Suzie Ford
  • A Veteran’s Comparison – Part Two

    One of the things that many experienced PlanetSide 1 players want to know is how are things going to be different in PlanetSide 2? In today's latest column, we take a look at the two from a veteran player's perspective. Check it out and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 10/11/2012 by Derek Czerkaski

Awards

  • PAX Prime 2013 Awards

    Now that PAX Prime is behind us, our team got together to talk about the games they saw and have come to a consensus as to which ones were the best of the best. See what they chose for the PAX Prime 2013 Awards and then head to the comments to discuss.

    Posted on 09/04/2013 by William Murphy
  • MMOFTW - The Best of E3 2012 Awards

    This year's E3 was filled the brim with new and upcoming MMOs. In this week's MMOFTW we award the five best and brightest from the recent trade show. Take a look at the video beyond the break!

    Posted on 06/11/2012 by William Murphy
  • The 2011 Players' Choice Awards

    We picked our games of the year back in December, but now it's your turn. Which games deserved some recognition, and which didn't deserve an ounce? You be the judge in this year's MMORPG.com Players' Choice Awards.

    Posted on 01/09/2012 by William Murphy

Column

  • Some Intriguing Info On F2P ARPUs

    Research house SuperData recently released some findings on the average revenue per user for 10 prominent free to play online games. This is an area in which there has never been much readily available data. So, while limited, the bits that were revealed about the likes of World of Tanks, Guild Wars 2, DOTA 2 and League of Legends grabbed my attention and got me wondering.

    Posted on 04/22/2014 by Richard Aihoshi
  • The Best Hybrid MMOs of 2013

    2013 was a great year for the hybrid MMO with some truly solid contenders coming forth to earn your playtime. With only a scant few MMORPGs releasing, more players than ever before branched out into MOBAs, Action-MMOs, and MMOFPSs. It was a year of experimentation and exploration, widening horizons, and seeing just what the free-to-play market has to offer. Join us as we recount the best hybrid MMOs available in 2013.

    Posted on 01/24/2014 by Christopher Coke
  • That's Not an MMO

    Often when a game is listed at MMORPG.com, it is said by some to "not be an MMO". In our latest Tourist column, we take a look at that charge and try to offer a bit of a different perspective on the matter. See what we think before leaving your own thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 09/13/2013 by Christopher Coke
  • Five SOE Live Musings

    SOE Live is in the books for 2013 and we've got a great list of random musings about last weekend's convention. See what struck our fancy before heading to the comments to chat.

    Posted on 08/08/2013 by Suzie Ford
  • The Age of Boredom

    A lot of hyped MMOs have been released in the past year with a few more yet to come. Yet some, if not all, of them have been huge disappointments to some of their fans. In an increasingly crowded market, what is there to be excited about asks our own Scary Booster. See what Scary's got to say and then shine a ray of hope in the comments.

    Posted on 09/21/2012 by Scary Booster
  • PAX Prime Highlights

    Pokket had the chance to attend last weekend's PAX Prime in Seattle and has some highlights of her adventures there to share. Keep reading and then share your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 09/04/2012 by Hillary Nicole
  • F2P at E3 2012

    E3 is one of the premier events during the summer season for game developers and their fans. At this year's event, we fully expect to hear a lot more about the "free to play" movement in MMOs. In The Free Zone, we make a few predictions about what we may see. Check it out!

    Posted on 06/05/2012 by Richard Aihoshi
  • Five E3 2012 Expectations

    This week marks the annual E3 Expo in Los Angeles. We will have boots on the ground during the show to bring you all the latest happenings in the gaming world. In The List today, we take a look at the things we believe will make marks on people during E3. See what you think and then leave us a thought or two in the comments.

    Posted on 06/04/2012 by William Murphy
  • The Best of GDC

    Last week, the MMORPG.com team was on hand at the annual Game Developer's Conference. They've each got their impressions of what they thought were the best of the best things to see during GDC. Keep reading!

    Posted on 03/12/2012 by Garrett Fuller
  • The Past, the Present, and Future

    Sony Online Entertainment's PlanetSide 2 is shaping up to join the "most anticipated" list as its development continues. In a new column devoted to PS2, we begin by taking a look at the past, present and future of the game. Check it out and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 11/28/2011 by Derek Czerkaski

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