You know what makes me feel better about an MMO, especially an MMO in a franchise that’s been kicked around a bit and seen a big ol’ refund-and-delay this year? A producer’s letter. And that’s what PlanetSide 2 has delivered this week.
Daybreak’s Nick Silva explains that the team’s focus is currently on server optimization. “In our recent investigation we determined there are improvements that need to be made to the hardware and configuration of specific PlanetSide 2 servers,” he writes. “We began that effort recently by adding new hardware to the Cobalt and Miller data center. There are still some improvements that need to be made to the configuration of those servers, but we plan on chipping away at server performance issues on a case-by-case basis in the coming months.”
Meanwhile, the studio is celebrating PlanetSide 1’s 16th anniversary.
“It feels fitting that we initially announced the New Soldier Update last November during our PS2 6th Anniversary celebration, and were able to deliver in time for another birthday. Last year, we added the Bending Bundle, featuring some throwback armors and a throwback weapon, The Suppressor SMG. This year, we’re bringing those items back until the end of the month, running some double (and quadruple!) experience events, and showing off a new weapon in an upcoming stream.”
Soldiers, we've come a long way in 16 years – a MASSIVE thank you from all of us for your continued loyalty and support!
To celebrate our anniversary, we'll be running double XP through Fri 5/24 (QUAD XP for members on Fri!).
— PlanetSide 2 (@planetside2) May 21, 2019