In a new developer letter, the developers behind Planetside Arena announced the game will hit Steam Early Access on September 19, and go multi-platform in 2020.
The letter states,
“PlanetSide Arena is an ambitious project that magnifies all the camaraderie, signature moments, and massive battles PlanetSide is known for. Modes like 300-player Squads, Sunderdome, Outfit Wars and Massive Clash will spark a new, even more intense phase in the battle for Auraxis.
That first phase begins with Early Access on September 19.
We've always thought of PlanetSide as an evolving saga that will eventually escalate beyond Auraxis to interstellar war, and PlanetSide Arena is where it will start. Expanded factions, new weapons and vehicles, battles on distant alien planets (and the space in between) are all part of our vision.
Over the next year we will begin to explore a future that will see an evolution of the empires and introduce new ways to wage all-out planetary warfare, filled with new game modes and classic favorites reimagined, all at a scale that can only be created through a PlanetSide experience.”
Early Access launch will include
Squads mode (12 soldiers per Squad)
Teams mode (3 solders per Team)
Three initial character classes (Assault, Engineer, and Medic)
Ttanks, hovercraft, and jetpacks
The new personal loadout system
Visual overhaul for the game
Read the full letter here.