PlanetSide Arena explores its trio of classes, sells $20 special edition

    
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When PlanetSide Arena arrives later next month, Daybreak hopes that players will flock to the battle royale shooter and latch on to one of its three classes.

This past week, the studio shone a spotlight on these roles to illuminate players about their specialties. The Medic is a great support class with heals and shields, the Assault is a fast-moving fighter with a nifty HoT/DoT device, and the Engineer can build walls and turrets to definitely not grief anyone.

Daybreak is also selling a $20 Sanctuary Assault edition of the game with some exclusive pre-order bonuses. This pack includes the game, the Season 1 battle pass, access to beta, and a special suit of armor.

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Jack Pipsam

I do like Planetside 2, so I’ll probably get this.

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Solaris

If it weren’t a Daybreak product I would actually bite. But nope.

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Neiloch Fyrestarter

Sums up things nicely

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arimer

I think if handled properly this could be good. I always enjoyed the combat in planetside. So to take that and compress it into much more controlled gametypes just might work out for them. This way theres no logging in, spawning your stuff, going to find a combat area.

It’s just straight action. If they implement it with no huge bugs or imbalance and actually support it they might have something.

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semugh

if this game flies then I want First assault and Borderlands online back…

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Ironwu

I don’t see this being successful at all. My guess is that the vast majority of players that buy into PS:A are going to be current PS2 players that want a game mode that actually has a finish point.

Charging a box price and then additional for the Battle Pass (and probably cash shop items too) seems like a sure way to encourage potential players to look elsewhere, such as Fortnite or PUBG.

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Dankey Kang

I’ll give it a fair shot. Like you mentioned it definitely appeals to us PS2 players that want a drop in experience but to me personally I like the idea of balanced classes and teams with equal numbers more than anything. I don’t really care for BR but if I did have to play one it would definitely be with Planetside’s FPS mechanics. Definitely looking forward to some of the other game types like team deathmatch and capture the flag.

The high box price does seem like a strange decision but it may actually turn out to be a blessing; free to play games tend to attract the worst kind of players and children, PS:A will likely be like a gentlemans club in comparison.

At the end of the day though quality is everything, time willl tell whether it will sink or float in the modern industry.

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Armsbend

I’d rather be Ebola Patient-Zero.