Sony Has Planetside Sequel in the Works

Anyone here (besides me) remember Planetside? If you don’t, back in 2003 Sony Online Entertainment released it as their entry into the MMOFPS market. Planetside thrust you into the thick of huge battles that might include hundreds of players, and involve controlling territory.

In an interview with The Escapist, SOE President John Smedley let slip a little piece of news that Planetside fans should be very excited about. Said Smedley,

We have a very big launch coming in the month of March. It’s a big first person shooter franchise that we’re really happy with. We haven’t technically announced it. This is the farthest I’ve gone [discussing it with the press] and the PR people are going to shoot me. We don’t have the official name for it. Planetside Next is kind of the working title.

Obviously, there are no details as yet, but this is a huge piece of news, and from the sounds of Smedley’s comments, it’s not all that far away. The big question is this: Will it be any good? Let’s face it, MMOFPS titles don’t exactly have a great track record, but Planetside was better than most. We’ll have to wait and see what news we hear going forward, but at least we know Smedley’s into the game, as he said,

[Planetside Next] is the coolest god-damned game. I’m so in love with that game.

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