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Daybreak Layoffs

Layoffs hit former Sony studio barely a week after sale


Columbus Nova wastes no time turning the asshole knob to 11
Feb 12
Last Monday, venerable MMO studio Sony Online Entertainment was sold to Columbus Nova investment firm as part of Sony's on going restructuring. Not even two weeks later, an unknown number of employees have reportedly been lai... read
PlanetSide 2 PS4

PlanetSide 2 PS4 beta confirmed for January 20


For real this time
Jan 08
After a series of delays, the PlanetSide 2 beta will be coming this month, as promised. It will be a beta of the closed fashion, and will essentially stress test the servers and "other aspects." Executive producer Clint ... read
Planetside 2

The PlayStation 4 Planetside 2 beta might arrive this month


It's taken long enough
Jan 02
PS4 owners may be able to finally enjoy Planetside 2 this month in beta form. Although the game was supposed to be released on the PS4 in early 2014, it's since been delayed with very little to go on in terms of a new re... read
SOE Live

You'll be playing PlanetSide 2 on PS4 before the end of 2014


PC and PS4 updates from SOE Live
Aug 15
The wait for PlanetSide 2 on PS4, since delayed from early 2014, will end late 2014. Details from SOE Live 2014 remain similar to what we learned last SOE Live. PlanetSide 2 on PS4 is equivalent to the PC version on Ultra se... read
PlanetSide 2

PlanetSide 2 just got a whole lot bigger and swampier


Introducing Hossin
Jun 27
The scale of PlanetSide 2 was already pretty impressive. Three massive and unique continents ensured that thousands of players were vying for control of territories all over the place. Now, there's a new continent in the... read

PS Plus won't be required to play PlanetSide 2 on PS4


Excellent free-to-play shooter
Jun 07
PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play first-person shooter. And it'll remain a totally free-to-play shooter once it arrives on the PlayStation 4 as the game won't require PlayStation Plus to play online. We'll be getting hands-on w... read
#PS2onPS4

Sony would like to remind you PlanetSide 2 is still coming to PS4


At some point!
Jun 04
#PS2onPS4 is a confusing hashtag. PlanetSide 2 is no longer coming to PS4 this month, but it'll still show up sometime this year. And if you can get some friends to play, it's pretty good fun, what with the large scale battles unfolding in front of you. It's like the stuff from the background in most games, but real people are flying the ships and exploding things. read
MMOs

Sony Online rolls out new $14.99 all-access subscription plan


Replaces existing individual game plans
Apr 29
Sony Online Entertainment is launching a new membership plan today that will give subscribers access to its games -- all of the major ones, essentially -- for $14.99 per month. That's EverQuest, EverQuest II, DC Universe Onli... read

PlanetSide 2 just got a big makeover


See what's been revamped in the Amerish update
Feb 21
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 ... read
Sony Online

SOE considering one subscription for all PC games


Including games like PlanetSide 2 and EverQuest Next
Jan 07
Writing to PlanetSide 2 players about future plans for subscriptions, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley teased the possibility of one sub that would span all of the company's games on PC. "We are considering (a... read
PlanetSide 2

New PlanetSide 2 update improves game performance


Time to give this another chance
Nov 12
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... read
PlanetSide 2 PS4

PlanetSide 2 hitting PS4 early 2014


No PC and PS4 crossplay, but other things carry over
Oct 30
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... read
PlanetSide 2

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


Don't count out character transfers
Aug 05
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... read
PlanetSide 2

SOE opens up item creation in PlanetSide 2


Look for user-made items in the marketplace
Jul 29
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... read
PlanetSide 2

PlanetSide 2 for PS4 will be PC version on max settings


That's damn impressive
Jul 24
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 ... read
Sony offers true F2P

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


True free-to-play on the PS4
Jun 15
[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... read
PlayStation 4

PS4 will get DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2


There's plenty more where that came from
Jun 05
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... read
PlanetSide 2

PlanetSide 2's latest update introduces new assault buggy


It's called the Harasser
May 03
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,... read
SOE

SOE's internal games will all use PlanetSide 2's engine


The company 'can easily pump out new MMOs in the future'
Apr 08
Even if you haven't played PlanetSide 2, the sheer scale of it all matched with the visual fidelity is fairly impressive. Of course, it helps that there is a good game to back up the MMO's looks. The engine that made PS2 ... read
NVIDIA cards

NVIDIA offering free-to-play game credit with video cards


PlanetSide 2, Hawken, and World of Tanks
Feb 11
Those in the market for a graphics card might want to take NVIDIA up on its new offer, which throws in $75 to $150 worth of free-to-play currency with select purchases. For the GeForce GTX 650 / 650 Ti, the company will inclu... read
MLG

PlanetSide 2 competition heats up with MLG partnership


Year-long collaboration between SOE and MLG
Jan 25
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 ... read

PlanetSide 2 getting some good fixes this month


January 30th, mark your calendars!
Jan 11
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... read

All hail PlanetSide 2's Vanu Sovereignty!


All other factions are totally lame
Dec 11
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... read
 
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Review: PlanetSide 2

Dec 07 // Patrick Hancock
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... read feature

Latest PlanetSide 2 trailer asks you one simple question


Can your FPS do thi-WUBWUBWUBWUBWUBWUB
Nov 26
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... read

Friday Night Fights: Black Ops II and PlanetSide 2, too!


Nov 16
Tonight is a HUGE night for multiplayer gaming! Not only did one of the biggest multiplayer titles of the year launch this week with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, but King Foom went and challenged the developers of PlanetSide 2... read

PlanetSide 2 beta drawing to a close


So jump in now and let me kill you
Nov 14
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... read

Black Widow Company featured in new PlanetSide 2 trailer


...wait, who's Black Widow Company?
Nov 06
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 ... read

The DTOID Show: Halo, Hitman, & THE MINIBOSSES!


Plus: Wii U headset thingies! Or something.
Oct 19
Today's Destructoid Show is actually very special: We had a musical guest in the studio -- The Minibosses! If you're unfamiliar, these guys cover old bleep-bloop Nintendo videogame chiptunes, except they do it using real... read

PlanetSide 2 launch set for late November


Third continent incoming
Oct 19
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... read






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