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PlanetSide 2  



Reviewed: 7.5/10: Good
( pc version reviewed )





7:00 PM on 02.21.2014

PlanetSide 2 just got a big makeover

PlanetSide 2 is looking a little different today. Here's what's new. The Amerish revamp sees a number of performance optimizations that makes the overall object count and polygons per object more optimized. There's new base ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




1:30 PM on 11.12.2013

New PlanetSide 2 update improves game performance

I didn't stick with PlanetSide 2 for terribly long despite having a positive first impression. The main issue, I think, was my inability to not repeatedly die. That'll sure end your desire to play. For other more skilled play...

Jordan Devore




5:00 PM on 10.30.2013

PlanetSide 2 hitting PS4 early 2014

We knew that the PS4 would get Sony Online Entertainment's DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2. According to SOE President John Smedley, speaking to Bloomberg, "We’re helping the Sony PlayStation 4 launch on November 15...

Steven Hansen




4:00 PM on 08.05.2013

Here's why PlanetSide 2 can't do cross-platform play

While the PlayStation 4 version of PlanetSide 2 will be visually similar to its currently-available PC counterpart, the way post-release updates are going to roll out on the platform means the player base will be divided. Cre...

Jordan Devore




8:15 PM on 08.02.2013

SOE Live: How to make real-world money in PlanetSide 2

Matt Higby doesn't know what the future of his game may hold, and he's frankly OK with that. We prodded him with questions about Player Studio, the new marketplace we've blogged about before where gamers can upload...

Niero Gonzalez




8:00 PM on 08.02.2013

SOE Live: Tour PlanetSide 2's Hossin in a video interview

PlanetSide 2 is, without question, a labor of love. Free-to-Play shooters shouldn't look this good or function this well, and yet every time I see these hundred-man battles play out in front of me I'm somehow always still su...

Niero Gonzalez




8:00 PM on 07.29.2013

SOE opens up item creation in PlanetSide 2

While item creation doesn't necessarily fit with every game, I look forward to a future where more online games adopt the Team Fortress 2 model or some approximation of it. Let users create assets that can be sold in a market...

Jordan Devore




1:30 PM on 07.24.2013

PlanetSide 2 for PS4 will be PC version on max settings

PlanetSide 2 is notorious for being one of the most visually impressive games on PC right now. Of course, that means it's incredibly tasking to run, even for top-tier rigs. That won't stop Sony Online Entertainment ...

Brett Makedonski




6:00 PM on 06.15.2013

PS4's DC Universe Online, PlanetSide 2 won't need PS Plus

[Update: Seems there was a bit of confusion and PlanetSide 2 will NOT be cross-compatible between PC and PS4. DC Universe Online is a still a go for cross play, however.] As amazing as the PS4 conference was, Sony was able to...

Tony Ponce




2:30 PM on 06.05.2013

PS4 will get DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2

Sony Online Entertainment will be represented on the PlayStation 4 with the likes of PlanetSide 2 and DC Universe Online. "DCUO was the first MMO available for PlayStation 3, and its thriving community is proof that we can c...

Jordan Devore




7:00 AM on 05.03.2013

PlanetSide 2's latest update introduces new assault buggy

Game Update 08 is now live in PlanetSide 2. The update introduces a brand new vehicle called the Harasser Assault Buggy which lets up to three players cruise around on the map. There's a 360 degree turret mounted to the top,...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




12:30 PM on 01.25.2013

PlanetSide 2 competition heats up with MLG partnership

Sony Online Entertainment and Major League Gaming have announced a new partnership to bring free-to-play MMO first-person shooter PlanetSide 2 closer to the latter organization's audience of competitive gamers. In the coming ...

Jordan Devore




9:30 PM on 01.11.2013

PlanetSide 2 getting some good fixes this month

PlanetSide 2 is going to get a little bit sweeter at the end of this month, courtesy of Sony Online Entertainment. The patch will hit January 30 and contain a lot of pleasant fixes for the game. You can read about them a...

Patrick Hancock




9:30 PM on 12.11.2012

All hail PlanetSide 2's Vanu Sovereignty!

It's no secret that Vanu Sovereignty is the best faction in PlanetSide 2. I mean c'mon, they're purple and have energy weapons. You were aware that purple is the color of royalty, right? Meanwhile, red and black are colors a...

Patrick Hancock




2:00 PM on 12.07.2012

Review: PlanetSide 2

There are moments while playing videogames that make you step back and say "Good golly" or "Gee whiz" or even "Hot damn!" Then there are the moments that render you absolutely speechless. PlanetSide 2 offers both of these, an...

Patrick Hancock




11:00 PM on 11.26.2012

Latest PlanetSide 2 trailer asks you one simple question

Well, the new PlanetSide 2 trailer started out well enough. I mean, it showed off some mechs, tanks, and there was even a helicopter sighting. Alright PlanetSide 2, you have my attention. "CAN YOUR FPS DO THIS?," i...

Brett Zeidler




8:00 PM on 11.14.2012

PlanetSide 2 beta drawing to a close

With the launch of PlanetSide 2 close enough so that I can smell it, the beta will lamentably cease on Friday. Don't fret, however, as that's three days of large-scale combat left, and then on November 20 the game itself will...

Fraser Brown




2:30 PM on 11.06.2012

Black Widow Company featured in new PlanetSide 2 trailer

PlanetSide 2 has a new trailer today, and it's all about Black Widow Company. Who are they? Beats me, but they sure do know how to put on a show. I can't really tell what was going on in the video most of the time, but ...

Brett Zeidler




7:30 PM on 11.02.2012

PlanetSide 2 first game to feature Twitch integration

I can remember ever since I discovered the magic of Xbox Live back in 2004, I always thought, "Man, wouldn't it be cool if my friends could just watch me play games just by clicking on my name or something?" Well, it appears ...

Brett Zeidler




1:00 PM on 10.19.2012

PlanetSide 2 launch set for late November

Some of you have undoubtedly been enjoying the PlanetSide 2 beta for a while now, but there comes a point after the initial wow factor, for any game, when you grow tired of having to deal with the annoyances of unfinished sof...

Jordan Devore




7:00 PM on 09.04.2012

Preview: PlanetSide 2 brings depth to match the scale

When Hamza saw PlanetSide 2 at gamescom, he wet his pants a little from the excitement of it all. Truly, the scope is impressive: the size of the maps are mind boggling and 2,000 players fighting at once is a sight to behold. As great as scale can be for a game like this, what caught my eye most was the exhaustive depth Sony Online is bringing with the moment-to-moment gameplay.

Abel Girmay




12:00 PM on 08.19.2012

gamescom: PlanetSide 2 blew my mind

This might sound weird, but the biggest thing that impressed me about PlanetSide 2 was the map. Don't get me wrong, the gameplay and all that's on offer is pretty great. But the scale of everything is just insane when I was ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




7:00 PM on 08.15.2012

New PlanetSide 2 trailer proclaims 'war is coming'

Sony Online Entertainment brought their upcoming MMOFPS PlanetSide 2 to gamescom this year, and with it a brand-new gameplay trailer called POWER. From what I could tell, the trailer's name has absolutely nothing to do with ...

Brett Zeidler




8:00 PM on 07.28.2012

PlanetSide 2: Death is no excuse

PlanetSide 2 is looking pretty damn nifty, and I can't wait to have something to mix up my free-to-play diet of Tribes and numerous RPGs. To show off the game at ChinaJoy 2012 SOE got Blur to make a CGI trailer, because noth...

Fraser Brown




6:30 AM on 06.13.2012

PlanetSide 2 is a connected experience

Tara Long spoke with PlanetSide 2's creative director, Matt Higby, and senior art director, Tramell Isaac, just as the show was wrapping up for the year. In this interview from the Sony Online Entertainment booth, Tara gets ...

Conrad Zimmerman




4:10 PM on 06.07.2012

E3: Free-to-play PlanetSide 2 impressed us

Ryan Perez, Patrick Hancock, and I all got about 30 minutes of hands-on time with PlanetSide 2 earlier today. As a free-to-play MMOFPS from Sony Online Entertainment, PlanetSide 2 is set to enter a rapidly crowding market. Wh...

Daniel Starkey




9:00 PM on 05.26.2012

Getting down with the Wagner in PlanetSide 2

Sony Online Entertainment is getting ready to get epic yet again with their upcoming MMOFPS PlanetSide 2. They claim thousands of players will be able to take part in enormous ground and air battles across massive contin...

Raz Rauf




1:00 PM on 03.07.2012

GDC: Conquering worlds for free in PlanetSide 2

First-person shooters lend themselves incredibly well to vast, open environments, so it's almost criminal that we don't have more games taking that to the level the original PlanetSide did. A normal session of gameplay involv...

Ryan Perez




8:00 AM on 02.25.2012

PlanetSide 2 introduces the Sky Lance

  MMOs are so vast and laden with content that it's sometimes easy to forget how much work goes into individual objects. PlanetSide 2 Senior artist, Roel Jovellanos, walks us through one of his designs, a prototype anti-...

Fraser Brown




2:45 PM on 09.08.2011

PlanetSide 2 will be free to play, details on beta timing

Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley had a chat about PlanetSide 2 with Chinese site 17173.com, which was then translated by MMOsite and picked up by PlanetSide Universe. Phew. Some of the comments were misinterpr...

Jordan Devore




8:00 AM on 08.21.2011

New PlanetSide 2 screenshots and concept art

People in space shooting each other. Do I really need to say anything else? PlanetSide 2 is an open-world, massively multiplayer, first-person shooter (we need a catchy acronym for that) from Sony Online Entertainment. Sony j...

Joshua Derocher




11:00 AM on 07.08.2011

First details: PlanetSide 2

It's been eight years since Sony Online Entertainment first shipped its massively multiplayer online first person shooter PlanetSide. It was a game ahead of the curve in terms of its scale, and has yet to truly been rivaled i...

Nick Chester




9:00 PM on 07.07.2011

PlanetSide 2 debuts with a trailer, screenshots, and more

Enough with the miscellaneous renders from social media sites; here's the debut trailer for PlanetSide 2. This game was previously referred to as PlanetSide Next, which always came off as codename-y. I'm certainly not sad to...

Jordan Devore








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