While no official announcement has been made just yet, just about all signs point to the development of a sequel to PlanetSide.
The rumors first started as a story broke over at PlanetSide Universe that SOE had been sending out survey e-mails to PlanetSide players seeking their input on the development of a PlanetSide sequel. Soon after, it was confirmed that the domain www.planetside2.com had been registered (which now points to the official PlanetSide website). And finally, a comment from SOE President John Smedley on the future of PlanetSide, "Planetside fans will be happy We have big things planned in the next 12 months. We're working on something new that's really cool. "
An excerpt from the e-mail being sent out to PlanetSide players:
Help Us Design the Next PlanetSide Game
That's right, you heard what we said! We plan to expand the PlanetSide universe with another game and we need your help with the design. After all, who knows the game better than you, our customers, the people who actually play it! Don't worry about the original PlanetSide, it isn't going anywhere.
We want to hear your opinion and to do so we have put together a short survey. The information you provide will play a critical role into helping guide the development and direction of the next hit Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter. As a loyal player and experienced shooter fan, we value your input and look forward to hearing what you have to say.
Help SOE design the next PlanetSide, take the survey here!