PlanetSide 2 Release Date Coming, 3-Continent Launch Confirmed, Auraxium Removed

In the official forums, Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley has outlined what the PlanetSide 2 development team is presently focused on, and they have a team of over 100 people working night and day to get the MMOFPS ready for launch.

Tomorrow (October 18th) at 7pm Pacific, the team will be streaming the game live from SOE Live’s keynote, where they will be showing off the third continent, Amerish, as well as talking about post-launch plans. They will also be formally announcing the release date, which has always been slated for 2012.

Smedley explained that optimizing PlanetSide 2′s performance is the team’s number one priority at the moment, and that players can expect major improvements coming in the upcoming patches. The game is currently CPU-bound, which means it’s more important what kind of CPU you have versus what kind of graphics card.

The metagame is the team’s second priority, with plans for a 3 continent launch, as promised. Weapon balance is another point of focus, as well as changing over weapon sales to cert points, which will mean the end of Auraxium as a resource.

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