[Steam page] Daybreak Game Company, the developer behind games such as DC Universe Online and EverQuest, recently announced that it is shutting down PlanetSide: Arena after just around 3 months since Steam Early Access started on September 20. A scri-fi arena shooter built in the mold of the battle royale genre and based on PlanetSide 2, the development note stated that the population levels during the few months of Early Access made it impossible to sustain the game for the long term. The ambitious vision has failed.
As a result, PlanetSide Arena will formally shut down servers on January 10th, 2020 at 5:00 PM (PST). As far as we could remember, there has been no successful sci-fi battle royale games. The previous attempt was Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale, which ceased development just a few months after release. Even if the project failed, the Daybreak Game Company team insisted that they “remain deeply committed to this franchise, and look forward to continuing this journey through the PlanetSide Universe with all of you.”