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Sony Online plans to turn original PlanetSide free-to-play

Sony Online plans to turn original PlanetSide free-to-play

A blast from the past as John Smedley from Sony Online Entertainment reveals they've got things in motion to turn 2003's PlanetSide into a free-to-play MMO after all these years.

Right now players of PlanetSide 2 will be getting 6 months of free playtime for the original PlanetSide through a promotion, but eventually it will be adopting the F2P model entirely much like its successor.

Dev: World wasn't ready for PlanetSide

Dev: World wasn't ready for PlanetSide

PlanetSide 2 creative director Matt Higby stated that the original PlanetSide failed in its debut in 2003 because it was unprecedented: "When PlanetSide launched, and when we had our biggest numbers for PlanetSide, it was at a time that the world wasn't ready for it. Now we really feel that the world is ready for another MMOFPS, and we feel like we're poised to deliver a huge hit with PlanetSide 2."

SOE officially unveil Planetside 2, screenshots and debut trailer

SOE officially unveil Planetside 2, screenshots and debut trailer

Yes Planetside 2 from Sony Online Entertainment has finally been given a full official unveiling, and a bunch of in-game shots and artwork have hit.

It's a full sequel to the long-running Planetside which has three factions duking it out for control of islands. It was one of the first major MMOFPS titles.

PlanetSide Next "late first-quarter, early second-quarter" 2012

PlanetSide Next "late first-quarter, early second-quarter" 2012

Sony Online Entertainment's got three MMOs in the works and PlanetSide Next (a codename) is due out Q1/2 this year reveals boss John Smedley.

The Agency, a modern-day spy shooter, is still on track for "late this year," which has a "slightly smaller" team than DC Universe. Then there's Free Realms...

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