PlanetSide 2 is shutting down in China

PlanetSide 2’s global reach has shortened yet again, as the title will be ceasing operations in China as of May 31st.

The MMOFPS launched in China in June of 2013 to greater numbers than the game’s US operation at the time but apparently had been slipping ever since. The game’s regional operator, The9, said that it was getting out of the PlanetSide 2 business to focus on preparing for Firefall’s release.

In June 2015, PlanetSide 2 closed down in South Korea due to a lack of the title’s popularity in the country.

Source: MMO Culture. Thanks to Greaterdivinity for the tip!
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thickenergy
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thickenergy

Estranged SallyBowls1 JesLyck Existing IP comes with as much baggage as benefits. Fan expectations, management history, etc.  I wouldn’t be surprised if the EQ IP is generally thought of as damaged goods from a business perspective at this point.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

TheChiefTurtle I still really like the jump jetting in that game, best feeling to ‘flying’, so far no other game has topped that for me. As a player of a sniper-type frame, I would have loved it if R5 had added grapnels so I could hang upside-down from trees, but that kind of movement might be asking a little too much.

AnthonyPassmore
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AnthonyPassmore

Why is it when I see news about DBG, I see them as clubber lang from rocky 2 getting KTFO.. one right hook to the body at a time.

AnthonyPassmore
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AnthonyPassmore

It will be shiny and new in china and they will flock to it and thus people will play it.
Just like how blade and soul and black desert were already out in s.korea. and we are just now getting them.
I wish firefall all the success it can muster. It is a fun game.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

They’ve also already spent 100 million developing firefall and have a vested interest in seeing it become a success….if they can.
I doubt they would even look twice at this game if they hadn’t already put so much into it already.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Cyroselle thegirlwiththehair  @thehairygirl is probably thinking about Red5’s internal fiasco’s (such as missing their payroll at Christmas.)

Boardwalker
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Boardwalker

Pedge Jameson Valhalla Awaits Except that now SWTOR is doing better than SWG ever did, so…

Nakua
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Nakua

Disliked this game, didn’t feel anything playing it, unistalled after a week of playtime bored.

TheChiefTurtle
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TheChiefTurtle

Wratts Dropping a PvP only game to focus on a PvE+PvP shooter makes sense. Tbh Firefall is way more fun than Planetside2.

TheChiefTurtle
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TheChiefTurtle

Firefall is kinda underrated. Sure it’s in a bit of a limbo atm because they basically are just revamping major game systems.but the game is great even now with some content under maintenance. Planetside 2 is PVP only, Firefall is PvE centered with some tacked on PvP which is quite fun too. Great artstyle too. More people should play it, I do. But I’m really waiting for the 1.7-1.9 updates, and then of course the big 2.0