PlanetSide 2 released back on November 20th, 2012, and in just a few short weeks Rogue Planet Games will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary! In addition to the annual celebration, the team is also rounding out the end of their current roadmap, which includes some visual changes, along with some updates to the Fleet Carrier.
PlanetSide 2 has had a busy year. Over the course of 2022, the team has accomplished a number of projects outlined in their roadmap, which included the Oshur release, UI updates, water combat, alongside a plethora of other updates.
Now, the team has their eyes set on a major visual overhaul. Here is a list of what the team plans on updating in November:
- Texture Updates
- Improved Anti-Aliasing
- Sky Updates
- Surface and Water Reflections
- Improved Explosion FX
These are just some of the visual changes that players can expect as the team rolls out their visual enhancements. The premise behind the visual updates isn’t necessarily to overhaul the entire game, but to improve on the visuals that are already there. Here is what Lead Designer Wrel had to say over the changes:
"A big part of what's coming in November pertains to improving the visual feel of the game. We're not trying to reinvent the look, and even to call it an overhaul would be reaching a bit beyond our targets, but we are pushing the art style forward. The intention here is to drop a fresh coat of paint on the existing game, which is possible thanks to some new tech, revisions to existing art, and a lot of work behind the scenes."
– Wrel, Lead Designer, PlanetSide 2
If you haven’t been following the development of PlanetSide 2 this year, but you’re interested in learning what’s new, you may want to check out our coverage on the Oshur update, and see if that entices you enough to jump back in.