PlanetSide 2 set to release November 20
Last night at the annual SOE Live fan event, Sony Online Entertainment announced the release date for PlanetSide 2, their highly anticipated massively multiplayer online first-person shooter.
PlanetSide 2 will launch in North America and Europe on November 20, 2012. The game will be free-to-play although there will be optional content available for purchase through the marketplace.
“PlanetSide 2 is without a doubt the next great MMOFPS and I believe it heralds the next phase and future of the gaming industry,” said SOE President John Smedley. “External beta participants have experienced first-hand the sweeping implications that PlanetSide 2’s unrelenting action gameplay and large-scale mixed infantry, air, and ground vehicle combat have had on the advancement of the FPS genre."
He added: "By providing an enormous magnitude of multiplayer action gameplay and features, we are fostering a community of passionate, engaged players and delivering an experience they have never before encountered, but always envisioned, in an online shooter: massive, player-driven combat warfare on unparalleled thousand player battlefields.”
PlanetSide 2 is being marketing as a "Free-to-play. Your Way" title for PC. There is a Premium Membership option in the U.S. which for $14.99 will include scalable gains for resources, XP, and passive cert points. Premium Members will also receive priority placement in the login queue, access to new cosmetic items, and a monthly Station Cash bonus.