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Planetside Arena Hitting Steam Early Access September 19, Multi-Platform 2020

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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

  • Character mods

Read the full letter here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.