PlanetSide Next Producer's Letter Released

PlanetSide Universe has gotten an exclusive sneak peek at at a PlanetSide Next producer's letter from Executive Producer Andrew Sites. He starts things off by mentioning his work on EverQuest, EverQuest II, Free Realms and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures before diving into some PlanetSide news:

"With Planetside now approaching its 8 year anniversary, it’s still easy to look back and see just how it set the bar for Massively Multiplayer FPS games. It was fun, fast-paced and most importantly, it offered truly MASSIVE FPS combat that hasn’t been recreated since. When we started designing Planetside Next, our goal was to build upon the original foundational elements that made it unique, while focusing heavily on the large-scale combat that set it apart from the competition. We’ve got some big shoes to fill, but as we begin unveiling the details, I think you’re going to be VERY excited to see what we have planned."

He goes on to mention that the team has significantly increased in size over the past several weeks. Sony Online Entertainment announced the closure of three studios and the elimination of 205 positions on March 31, as well as the death of The Agency. SOE stated at the time that the game was discontinued so the company could focus resources on the development of PlanetSide Next and EverQuest Next.

Stites promises to release more PlanetSide Next information in the coming weeks and months. Until then, check out his full letter over at PlanetSide Universe.


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