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Sony Online Entertainment
MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Cancelled  (est.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.

Planetside 1 is now free to play Posted by Forgrimm on February 12, 2017 @ 4:35PM
HackerSide Posted by Arclan on July 10, 2014 @ 7:47AM
Is Planetside 1 still around Posted by tawess on December 6, 2013 @ 10:00PM
Happy Anniversary PlanetSide 1! Posted by raykor on May 25, 2013 @ 3:55PM
Planetside 1 is going F2P before June Posted by crazepharmacist on May 20, 2013 @ 12:32PM
Need some newbie advice Posted by null on July 9, 2012 @ 2:15PM
Just Started Again Posted by Crashsplash on July 2, 2012 @ 4:12AM
What's the population like in Planetside now? Posted by Crashsplash on July 2, 2012 @ 4:09AM
30 days free for Planetside vets!! Posted by iNeoki on June 27, 2012 @ 12:14PM

Planetside Arena Details Weapons in blog post ahead of Sept 19 launch

Planetside Arena Details Weapons in blog post ahead of Sept 19 launch - PlanetSide News

New weapons were outlined in a blog post for Planetside Arena ahead of its September 19 launch.

Posted Sep 18, 2019 by Poorna Shankar

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

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

Now Celebrating 10 Years

Now Celebrating 10 Years - PlanetSide News

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

Wayback Thursday with PlanetSide Devs

Wayback Thursday with PlanetSide Devs - PlanetSide News

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