PlanetSide 2 hits European snags, closes in Korea

It isn’t all sunshine and daisies for PlanetSide 2, even following yesterday’s massive PlayStation 4 launch. For starters, the European servers for all PlayStation versions were taken down soon after the console release due to a technical issue and have yet to be restored.

Speaking of Europe, Daybreak said that German law is forcing a fee of about 0.5€ on the title due to a law requiring a price tag for games sporting a USK-16 rating. This means that in Germany, at least, PlanetSide 2 isn’t a free-to-play title (although it is very cheap).

Finally, the game’s South Korean publisher, Daum Games, announced that it will be closing down the title in that country next month due to a lack of interest and other issues.

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JcsP
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JcsP

It already shows the “Lack of Interest” on US/EU, the future for PS2 will be the same as the Korean version in a couple of years.

Icura
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Icura

Armsbend It’s actually the publisher’s fault. Back on reddit at one point, a few Koreans were talking about it. Basically a bad publisher that never updates and screwed with the game. Not to mention ignoring the hackers. That is similar to what happened on the Korean server. Basically, if it isn’t hosted by Daybreak, those servers are getting worse treatment.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

Not too surprised about the Korea shutdown. There’s a few ads for the game in the subway in Seoul, but they’re few and far between. Not to mention, there’s no buzz around it.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

The_Lightbringr Armsbend Wow, racist much?

Lights_andMusic
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Lights_andMusic

Damonvile Lights_andMusic The_Lightbringr Armsbend
 I dont honestly see how this comment relates to anything.

Two comments before me can be surmised as “If it isn’t a typical Asian grinder or a MOBA it won’t be interesting there”  To which I responded that in reality, the largest grossing game in the world in 2014 was an FPS (not a MMO grinder or MOBA as the other people have suggested) made by a South Korean company, otherwise referred to as “over there”.

orionite
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orionite

neserbohy Well, if one is somewhat serious about age restricted content, then it makes sense to implement a few ways to try and enforce it, no? 

Of course, there were reasons to not divide up Germany into small inconsequential countries. We’re still around, so WWIII did not happen. Must’ve worked.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Lights_andMusic The_Lightbringr Armsbend It’s kind of typical for both sides to think they play the quality games and everyone else has no taste. Besides what would the internet be if we didn’t do our best to enforce stereotypes. It’s not like the whole point of online gaming was to get away from all that :P

Lights_andMusic
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Lights_andMusic

The_Lightbringr Armsbend “If it isn’t a typical Asian grinder or a MOBA it won’t be interesting there”  

Um, wut?  Not sure if serious comment or…?  Apparently you’ve never heard of Crossfire.  That’s okay, it’s not like it was the top grossing game in the entire world last year or anything…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CrossFire_(video_game)

Derp.

Tandor Shadewalker
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Tandor Shadewalker

Syppi Wilhelm Arcturus Does that make it B2P instead of F2P :)?

The_Lightbringr
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The_Lightbringr

Armsbend If it isn’t a typical Asian grinder or a MOBA it won’t be interesting there

Armsbend
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Armsbend

If there is a lack of interest in Korea it must be a decent game.  They have no tolerance for quality in Korea.

Syppi
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Syppi

Wilhelm Arcturus Upon reading it again, it looks like (but isn’t wholly confirmed) to be a one-time fee. Changing the language on this post to reflect that.

Angier
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Angier

I am from germany and I’ve never ever heard of such a law around here. Smells fishy.

ogged451
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ogged451

I think Daybreak isn’t totally honest here. USK-16 requires age verification, which they seemingly implement by going the easy route of charging a fee, but “not allowed to release it for free” … I don’t think so.

neserbohy
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neserbohy

I’ve always said that Germany should’ve been divided into sixteen separate states back in the 1945. And every once in a while, they come with some silly idea just to make me right. :P

Wilhelm Arcturus
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Wilhelm Arcturus

a 50 cent monthly subscription or a one-time 50 cent fee?  In scanning the linked Reddit post I didn’t see anybody use the word “subscription” so I am wondering where that came from.

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