PlanetSide 2 takes all the features from the original game - massive multiplayer battles, distinctive empires to rally around, and enormous continents to support ground and air combat - and adds features that modern gamers have come to expect out of the FPS and MMO genres. Across the continents of Auraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of territory and resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and a free-form class-based system, players will be able to customide their soldier, weapons and vehicles to match their play-style, or the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles can last for days or weeks, so players will need to build real alliances and combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives.
Various character, vehicle and artillery customisation features will be available to players constructing the perfect fighter for their favourite of the three empires: The Terran Republic (the conservative, authoritative nation aiming to reunite the clashing factions), The New Conglomerate (a liberated faction fighting to remaining free) or The Vanu Sovereignty (technophiles seeking to develop and exploit alien technology). Also, an in-depth and adaptive class system - with ranks, unlockable traits and skill sets - will give players complete control over their online warrior.
PlanetSide 2 will harness the power of SOE's next-generation Forgelight MMO engine; specifically created to bring all of the best-in-class features from the single player arena to next-gen MMOs.
"For years we've talked about creating another PlanetSide game, and we're thrilled that technology has caught up with our vision," said John Smedley, President of SOE. "I'm incredibly impressed by what our team has done with PlanetSide 2. They've made everything as big, bold and brutal as possible. PlanetSide 2 is truly representative of what a next generation MMOFPS will look and feel like."
PlanetSide 2 is currently in development and will be available on PC systems via digital download and retailers worldwide.