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Battles to Take Place on 8x8 Kilometer Continents

Posted by Michael Bitton on Oct 26, 2011  | Comments

Battles to Take Place on 8x8 Kilometer Continents -

PlanetSide 2 creative director Matt Higby discusses the scale of PlanetSide 2 in a new interview over at PC Gamer.

In the interview, Higby notes the game's massive scale, explaining that battles in the game will take place across eight-by-eight kilometer continents:

“We have enormous, enormous gameplay space,” says Higby. Planetside 2’s settings – continents on the planet Auraxis – measure an epic eight kilometres square, with weapons capable of firing a full kilometre in distance. “One of our largest development efforts on this project has been hand crafting every single area of those eight-by-eight kilometre continents,” Higby told us. In this vast space, three factions fight it out: The Terran Republic, The New Conglomerate and The Vanu Sovereignty. And those fights can become pretty vast.

“You’re going to be fighting in battles sometimes when it’s 200 people fighting against 30 people,” said Higby. “Because there’s only 30 people defending that base and then suddenly 200 people log in from the other group and go do it.”

Read more of the interview over at PC Gamer.

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
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