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SOE just sent out a mass e-mail to PlanetSide subscribers new and old with a rather interesting proposition...

Help Us Design the Next PlanetSide Game

That's right, you heard what we said! We plan to expand the PlanetSide universe with another game and we need your help with the design. After all, who knows the game better than you, our customers, the people who actually play it! Don't worry about the original PlanetSide, it isn't going anywhere.

We want to hear your opinion and to do so we have put together a short survey. The information you provide will play a critical role into helping guide the development and direction of the next hit Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter. As a loyal player and experienced shooter fan, we value your input and look forward to hearing what you have to say.

Well well well, it appears we may have a successor to PlanetSide in the works! We are going to attempt to see if we can get some more information about this breaking news. Some of the questions included in the survey were "How many Factions should there be" and "What do you think of Micro Transactions". They also asked questions about what games you play currently and how you like them. Some examples are Tribes, Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress 2.

To add some fuel to the fire John Smedley had some interesting posts on his Twitter Feed a few weeks back. "PlanetSide Next..." "you will like."

We will have more information as soon as it is available. A special shout out to Tigersmith for the tip off.

UPDATE: It appears that the domain www.planetside2.com was recently acquired and modified by SOE:

Sony Online Entertainment, LLC.
8928 Terman Court
San Diego, CA 92121
US
858-577-3487 fax: 858-577-3200

Record expires on 26-Nov-2010.
Record created on 21-Sep-2009.

This page originally contained a spoof website but it now redirects to the official PlanetSide website.

UPDATE 2: We were able to speak with John Smedley, CEO of Sony Online, tonight. While we could not get any specific information about the all-but-confirmed PlanetSide 2, I was able to get some feedback on the current PlanetSide:

1. A new patch is coming. We're going to be fully Vista compliant among other things and bug fixes / anti-hacking work.

2. Planetside fans will be happy We have big things planned in the next 12 months. We're working on something new that's really cool.

Some awesome news for the current game!! As always PSU will be your #1 source for any new and upcoming information about PlanetSide 2 so stay tuned!

73 comments
2009-09-25 09:37 PM
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2009-09-28 04:52 PM
Firefly
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

There was something about the "Planetside2.com" domain being bought by SOE too.
2009-09-28 05:22 PM
Hamma
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

Yea and there is that.
Originally Posted by {BOHICA}Navaron View Post
I was thinking you might have an in
I tried to get more info on this e-mail and the domain but they weren't giving me anything sadly. All I got was what John Smedley said "Planetside fans will be happy We have big things planned in the next 12 months. We're working on something new that's really cool."
2009-09-28 06:41 PM
Firefly
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

I messaged Smedley on Facebook and told him that they better not fuck this up. And I added "and by that I mean, fail to market the game".
2009-09-28 07:49 PM
Tigersmith
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

i also added him on facebook just like an hr ago lol
2009-09-29 07:07 PM
TheRagingGerbil
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

Hmm...
2009-09-29 11:12 PM
Cyborgmatt
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
I messaged Smedley on Facebook and told him that they better not fuck this up. And I added "and by that I mean, fail to market the game".
Haha, that's exactly what I thought when I heard the announcement.

Anyhow here's hoping that's a proper PlanetSide sequel, I've a gut-feeling though that they're going to be using the engine from their PS3 "MMOFPS" MAG. I hope I'm wrong though, but I don't think they will ever do another MMO where they've to build an engine from scratch again.
2009-09-30 12:03 AM
Tigersmith
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

Originally Posted by Cyborgmatt View Post
Haha, that's exactly what I thought when I heard the announcement.

Anyhow here's hoping that's a proper PlanetSide sequel, I've a gut-feeling though that they're going to be using the engine from their PS3 "MMOFPS" MAG. I hope I'm wrong though, but I don't think they will ever do another MMO where they've to build an engine from scratch again.
speaking of mag..oo wait cant tell u under NDA.


o btw hi matt long time no see
2009-09-30 09:42 AM
Hamma
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

You can't say you are under NDA!!! ban! :P
2009-09-30 10:34 AM
Tigersmith
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

Originally Posted by Hamma View Post
You can't say you are under NDA!!! ban! :P
your right they could ban me, but its soo close to open beta which is in 2 weeks so i dont think they care
2009-09-30 11:32 AM
Navaron
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

By all accounts MAG blows goats
2009-09-30 02:23 PM
OneManArmy
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

Originally Posted by {BOHICA}Navaron View Post
By all accounts MAG blows goats
hmm a console only mmo. scratch that, a PS3 only mmo.

yea I'd believe it.
2009-09-30 08:51 PM
Tigersmith
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

Originally Posted by OneManArmy View Post
hmm a console only mmo. scratch that, a PS3 only mmo.

yea I'd believe it.
lol must be a xbox 360 fanboy. you can keep your red ring of death. I have had 3 of them.

btw dont make fun of ps3 just yet as Planetside 2 could be a cross platform game. PS3 supports mouse and keyboard too.
2009-09-30 09:52 PM
Hamma
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

I really don't think that a console is capable of supporting a true MMO FPS at this point. Time will tell though..
2009-10-03 02:01 PM
Ultimatedogg
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

Damn, that email took me back...
2009-10-04 05:26 PM
TerminatorUK
Re: [Newswire] PlanetSide 2 in the works?

Awesome news!!

Does this mean I can finally stop wacking Orcs over the head and grinding levels and return to a proper MMO where I can complain that TR is underpowered and MAXs need buffs etc...

Oh bring back the good old days - here's hoping for a perfect execution, plenty of content, alternative style subscription model (or tons of expansion packs), regular updates, great marketing and high performance engine all around! :P

Hey, I can dream right?

Be good to see everyone from the original game - quite intetested in playing the current version to the end of it's day if it becomes Windows Vista (and therefore hopefully Windows 7) compatible without a major hit in performance.
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