Daybreak isn’t abandoning PlanetSide 2 just because PlanetSide Arena is cooking

    
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And then there was the time we shot them. And the time they shot us. And... that's it, really.

You might have wondered about the status of PlanetSide 2 now that Daybreak has announced PlanetSide Arena. After all, just ask PlanetSide 1 fans how much attention their game got once the new shiny arrived. But yesterday, PlanetSide 2 producer Nick Silva hastened to tell fans of the sandbox MMOFPS that its days are not in fact numbered.

“The PlanetSide 2 Development Team remains dedicated to developing, supporting, and improving PlanetSide 2,” he writes. “Our content plans for 2019 include the upcoming continent Oshur, the Nanite Systems Operatives faction, and more. This game remains our focus and our priority.”

In fact, it sort of sounds as if PlanetSide is 2 is banking on an influx of players to the franchise as well as shared assets and infrastructure.

“The main difference going forward is that the PlanetSide Arena team is also using our Forgelight engine, which means the work they do, and the improvements and upgrades they make, can also come over to PlanetSide 2. For example, the port to the DirectX 11 renderer is going to be a huge improvement, which is already priming PlanetSide 2 for better, more beautiful future.”

In fact, that DirectX 11 upgrade is apparently slated for the test server soon.

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creepywhistle

it sort of sounds as if PlanetSide is 2 is banking on an influx of players to the franchise

Hahahahaha!

Just like Radical Heights, Lawbreakers, Just Survive, H1Z1, Landmark, Bless, etc…..

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Jack Pipsam

They’re going to the effort to make the new map and such when they haven’t done anything like that in years. That’s gotta’ be worth something right?

I believe they have the intention for this to be the case going forward, if it turns out to be reality is another question.

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Sorenthaz

Weird, could’ve sworn I heard similar about H1Z1’s “Just Survive”.

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ozarubaba

There is no “Planet Side 2 development team”. They haven’t don’t and won’t develop anything cause they are not developers….

What you do have is a couple of tech savy guys playing around with the settings of a program that was placed in their hands ready and working.

(well yeah, it did have bugs and such, but it was mostly ready and working) :p

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A Dad Supreme

I believe them.

But then again, I once bought a timeshare in Atlantic City.

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Mr.McSleaz

Lies & Propaganda.

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Dystopiq

Of course not. They’ll abandon it because it’s not making money.

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rafael12104

Yah, yah. DBG’s track record proves it will not replace it. Heh. *grins*

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Dug From The Earth

Daybreak isn’t abandoning PlanetSide 2 just because PlanetSide Arena is cooking

nope.. they are abandoning it because they are Daybreak, and thats what they do

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Greaterdivinity

Given how Wrel looked like he couldn’t be paid to give a single fuck on the stream yesterday I don’t doubt it. But I also don’t doubt that support will be about as lackluster (if we’re lucky) as it’s been up to this point.

If they’re banking on PS:A bringing in a bunch of new players to PS2 though…I hope they have backup plans : /