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Sony Online Entertainment founder steps down

John Smedley co-founded EverQuest developer Verant Interactive, which morphed into Sony Online Entertainment following EverQuest's huge success. He even hung on after Sony sold SOE earlier this year, turning it into Daybreak Game Company an...

 
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PlanetSide 2 coming to PS4 June 23

It's been a long time comin', but the free-to-play PlanetSide 2 is going to be on the PS4 in just a few short weeks. Starting June 23 you too can be overwhelmed by the enormous scale of the persistent war.  Seriously, it's bi...

 
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PlanetSide 2 PS4 beta confirmed for January 20

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 Worley also wan...

 
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The PlayStation 4 Planetside 2 beta might arrive this month

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 release date. But...

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

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 settings. It will...

 
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PlanetSide 2 just got a whole lot bigger and swampier

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 mix. Sony Onli...

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

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 with PS2 on PS4 ...

 
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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 layouts too, an...

 
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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 players, the proble...

 
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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 by releasing ...

 
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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. Creative director ...

 
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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 and sell their...

 
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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 surprised. I'm no...

 
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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 marketplace -- it mak...

 
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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 from aiming for...

 
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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 sneak in a tin...

 
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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 create an exciti...

 
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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, and any infant...

 
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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 months, they'll...

 
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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 all here, but he...

 
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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 associated with ...

 
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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, and in good numbe...

 
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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?," inquired PlanetS...

 
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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 be released. I...

 
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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 whatever it was...

 
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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 we're one step ...

 
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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 software. The end ...

 
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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 sc...

 
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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 taking a look a...

 
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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 the actual cont...

 
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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 nothing screams "he...

 
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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 details about t...

 
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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. Where they hope t...

 
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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 continents that can l...

 
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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 involved me driving m...

 
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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-air defence can...

 
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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 misinterpreted, but Smedl...

 
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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 just released so...

 
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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 in the market. W...

 
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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 see it go. Gra...

 

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