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PlanetSide Arena – New sci-fi battle royale announced for January launch

[Steam page] Following weeks of speculations, global publisher and developer Daybreak Games today announced PlanetSide Arena, a new massive-scale multiplayer sci-fi shooter set to release on Steam for Windows PC on January 29, 2019. Featuring a robust class system, combined…

PlanetSide 2 – Massive online shooter shutting down in China this May

Publisher The9 recently announced it will not be extending PlanetSide 2‘s contract, and the game will shut down on 31 May. Launching back in 2013, there weren’t many content updates despite The9 spending millions on marketing, even hiring Didier Drogba…

PlanetSide 2 – South Korea server is shutting down next month

Launching last year to much fanfare, Daum Games announced it is shutting down PlanetSide 2 in South Korea on 21 July. Reasons for the shutdown include a lack of players, lack of interest for sci-fi online games (it seems only…

PlanetSide 2 – Popular creative director resigns as upheaval continues

[Source] Matthew Higby, Creative Director and the face of PlanetSide 2, announced his resignation from Daybreak Game Company (formerly Sony Online Entertainment). I started following PlanetSide 2 a few years back due to the videos and interviews with him participating,…

Daum Communications – Rising games company reveals G-Star lineup

Or simply known as Daum, the rising games company has just held its media conference on its first major appearance at the annual G-Star event. While Black Desert is set to be the main title of interest, Daum also revealed…

PlanetSide 2 – China publisher launches sexy new campaign

PlanetSide 2, published by The9 in China, recently launched an eye-catching campaign to remind gamers of its existence. The9, if you remember, is also the big boss of North American developer Red 5 Studios (of Firefall fame). PlanetSide 2 China…

Three Kingdoms Brawler – Game closure signals another turn for The9

2 years ago, Chinese MMO publisher The9 was on the brink of closure after World of Wacraft China shifted hands to NetEase. Determined not to repeat the same mistakes, several development studios were being setup, and Three Kingdoms Brawler was…

PlanetSide 2 – New “commercial” of epic proportions

[Source] In the latest edition of “The Jace Hall Show”, the show’s producer, Todd Roy, was given the reins by Jace Hall and Sony Online Entertainment’s president full reins of making an epic commercial trailer for PlanetSide 2. Todd roped…

PlanetSide 2 booth – PC Gamer beta players “next Monday”

There wasn’t really any interesting stuff going on at PlanetSide 2‘s booth over at Gamescom 2012, with just the usual queuing up for a try at the demo. Being 1 of those who got my beta key from PC Gamer…

PlanetSide 2 – Advertising fee paid to Didier Drogba revealed

Back in June, Chelsea legend Didier Drogba left the club and officially signed for China’s Shanghai Shenhua, which was owned by MMO publisher/ developer The9’s CEO. Roped in to promote the upcoming PlanetSide 2 as well, the fee paid to…

PlanetSide 2 – Beta currently scheduled for next week

Finally, there is news for PlanetSide 2‘s Beta phase. After weeks and weeks of teasing, Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley announced on his Twitter account that Beta will begin next Monday or Tuesday, barring any unforeseen circumstances. It seems…

PlanetSide 2 – Death is No Excuse CGI trailer

By now, most gamers would have known CGI trailers ALWAYS look better than their actual game counterparts. Unless you have proof of the other way round that is. And for Sony Online Entertainment’s upcoming game, PlanetSide 2, it is no…

PlanetSide 2 – ChinaJoy campaign kicks off

It is less than 2 weeks before ChinaJoy 2012 begins, and Chinese MMO developer/publisher The9 is gearing up full speed to promote PlanetSide 2. A point to note, the game ain’t scheduled to launch until next year! According to the…

PlanetSide 2 – Showing how engagement should be done

[Game website] In my memories, there aren’t really any online gaming companies which have their staff going all out and try to talk about their game as game designers, fans and not just employees. Maybe a couple of smaller studios,…