While the scale of the large scale battles in PlanetSide Arena is certainly something one can call into question, part of that problem perhaps isn’t helped by Teams mode, which is meant to have 100 teams of three face off. In light of feedback regarding the mode, it’s being pulled region-wide.
The decision comes down from executive producer Andy Sites, who announced the move on Twitter and explained the rationale. According to Sites, the temporary end of Teams mode will let the devs “focus our efforts on ‘Squads’ mode, which we believe better represents the PlanetSide Arena experience in terms of team play and scale.”
A timeline for how long Teams mode will be down wasn’t given beyond “several days,” though a reply in the tweet’s responses seems to indicate a shift towards focus on larger scale modes, as they “just better represent what makes PlanetSide so special and unique.”