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MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Final  (rel 05/20/03)  | Pub:Sony Online Entertainment
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:$19.95 | Pay Type:Subscription
System Req: PC | ESRB:TOut of date info? Let us know!


PlanetSide is an MMOFPS from Sony Online Entertainment that involves three warring factions in a battle for supremacy over the ten continents on the planet of Auraxis. Players can utilize a number of different weapons, vehicles, and combat roles to take the fight to their enemies, and earn experience to progress their characters.


  • Three Factions | Join the Terran Republic, New Conglomerate, or Vanu Sovereignty.
  • Massively Multiplayer | Compete with thousands of other players in a massive, persistent game world.
  • Combat Roles | Specialize in a number of roles to provide combat, vehicular, or support expertise for your faction.
  • Character Progression | Earn experience to earn new ranks and develop your character.
  • Tactical Team Combat | Engage in tactical team combat to take control of game regions and conquer territories.


The Cataclysmic End Of The Game

The Cataclysmic End Of The Game - PlanetSide News

July 1st marked the end of service for 13 year old Planetside. Our own Steven Messner was on hand in Planetside's final moments with everyone literally going out with a bang. Check out the video below to see how it all went down.

Posted Jul 03, 2016 by Catherine Daro
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Daybreak Pulling the Plug

Daybreak Pulling the Plug - PlanetSide News

Daybreak Games Company has announced that it is pulling the plug on PlanetSide. The server will be shutting down on July 1st at 4:00 pm Pacific / 7:00 pm Eastern. According to the team the closure is "due to evolving business needs and technical requirements". All present and former players are invited to give the game the send off it deserves in the coming weeks.

Posted Jun 17, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Now Celebrating 10 Years

Sony Online Entertainment is inviting all former PlanetSide subscribers to come back for a tenth anniversary celebration. As an enticement, all paying players of the past will receive a complimentary six-month subscription.

Posted May 21, 2013 by Suzie Ford
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Wayback Thursday with PlanetSide Devs

Last week, Wayback Wednesday actually became Wayback THURSDAY in order to ensure we had our big name guests on hand for a revisit to PlanetSide. Our own Rob Lashley was joined by Tramell Isaac and Matt Higby from Sony Online Entertainment. See what they discussed during their game time in PlanetSide.

Posted Jul 04, 2012 by Suzie Ford
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Gameplay with Matt Higby and Tramell Isaac this Thursday!

This Thursday (6/28), our own Rob "Grakulen" Lashley will play some Planetside 1 while chatting with Planetside 2's Matt Higby and Tramell Isaac about the ways in which PS1 influenced PS2, and what we can expect from the highly anticipated sequel. The stream will go live at 930pm EDT, and run for as long as the trio can keep their eyes open!

Posted Jun 27, 2012 by William Murphy
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To Infinity & Beyond with Ripper X!

Ripper ventures into the science-fiction world of Sony Online Entertainment's Planetside, a massively-multiplayer online first-person-shooter. Planetside features FPS and RPG game elements and boasts an impressive open world. Check out our latest game overview, Planetside: To Infinity & Beyond with Ripper X. Let us know what you think!

Posted Sep 07, 2011 by Suzie Ford
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Story of the Week: Planetside 2 Debuts in Vegas

This week's crowning story has to no doubt go to the official unveiling of SOE's Planetside 2. Fans of the original have been waiting a long time for their first look at this sequel, and Vegas' Fan Faire did not disappoint.

Posted Jul 09, 2011 by William Murphy
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PlanetSide 2 Unveiled

The countdown is over! Sony Online Entertainment has unveiled PlanetSide 2 on the official PlanetSide 2 website.

Posted Jul 07, 2011 by Michael Bitton
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Producer's Letter Released

PlanetSide Next Producer Andrew Sites has released an early copy of his inaugural letter to PlanetSide Universe. Sites introduces himself as coming to the team just over a month ago. He then reveals that the PSN team has been expanding and that several members from the original PlanetSide team have been brought back on board to create the next-gen PlanetSide Next.

Posted Apr 14, 2011 by Suzie Ford
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Next Expanding in Face of Closures

Sony Online Entertainment's John Smedley has confirmed that the Planetside: Next team is expanding even in the face of over 200 layoffs and the closure of three of SOE's studios in Tucson, Denver and Seattle. This astonishing revelation was given to editors in a call to Mr. Smedley.

Posted Mar 31, 2011 by Suzie Ford
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