Daybreak’s new video show how it’s retooling classic weapons and vehicles in PlanetSide Arena

    
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The most positive statement about anything Daybreak-related I am likely to make all year.

Daybreak’s just posted a new video on PlanetSide Arena, this one focusing on the game’s vehicles and weapons, and yes, there’s plenty of gameplay footage wedged in there amongst the silly antics if that’s what you’re hoping for.

“Let’s start by saying that along with many new weapons, players will recognize many classics from PlanetSide that have been completely overhauled,” Daybreak says. “Every weapon has seen its models, textures, and effects touched to some degree.” But the devs also say vow they’re not just dumping years of balancing either, so some mechanics will carry over.

As we’ve previously covered, PlanetSide Arena is a battle royale title set in the PlanetSide universe, but with a twist: It’s actually a buy-to-play massively multiplayer battle royale. Daybreak has vowed that it won’t be abandoning PlanetSide 2 and in fact appears to be banking on an influx of players to the franchise in addition to shared assets and infrastructure that’s already aiding PS2. Steam early access is planned for January 29th.

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Braveliltoasterx

PS2 is now their main game since everything else has failed. It will be good for the company to help bring in the BR kiddies with their moms credit cards. The new influx of cash could be used to make games we all would love to have like EQ next or maybe a scifi/cyberpunk mmorpg.

This is a good start

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Neiloch Fyrestarter

“Daybreak has vowed that it won’t be abandoning PlanetSide 2 ” I’ve heard similar claims from Daybreak/SOE and they turned on them every single time. Anyone who gives Daybreak money deserves to be swindled and disappointed.

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Denice J. Cook

Landmark got all the same assurances, so I think of that one every time Daybreak tries to reassure its player base now.

Landmark’s shuttering wasn’t anything like SWG’s closure, which I could sort of forgive because it was really LucasArts that refused to renew the IP, to make way for the TORtanic. (Either that, or they made it so prohibitively expensive that they were basically refusing to renew it.)

Landmark really lowered the bar for Daybreak, though. SOE used to have *some* morals at least. The Trust-o-meter plunged to zero and shattered into a hundred jagged pieces during the development and subsequent closure of Landmark. That was reputation damage from which Daybreak has never fully recovered, and I say this as someone who never backed, played nor personally cared about Landmark.

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I am looking forward to reading the steam reviews

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Jack Pipsam

Please be good, please be good!

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Dankey Kang

It’ll be good; it’s PS2 with better class balance, prettier weapons and armour, and pocket ATV’s for all.

Kind of stupid of them to release without CTF and TDM modes which are typical of arena games but I guess they just gotta jump on the BR bandwagon.

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Denice J. Cook

This really needs to be F2P. It’s only one game mode for God’s sake, and using old, re-tooled assets regurgitated from another F2P game! Yeesh. :P

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Bruno Brito

Now retool the entire company and we may think about it.

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Engine improvements look nice.