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PlanetSide: First Render Displayed

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,649MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Sony Online's John Smedley has 'tweeted' the URL of the first render from the recently revealed Planetside Next (working title). The image shows what's being called an NC Tank. Check it out below and then let us know your thoughts.

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Thanks, Ian, for the tip!

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  • TheMaelstromTheMaelstrom Knoxville, TNPosts: 393Member

    Yep. It's definitely a tank.... not much of a "reveal", is it?

     

    I'm looking forward to trying this game out though. I never played the original Planetside and a bunch of friends of mine have told me how awesome it was. Hopefully the sequel won't disappoint.

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  • apocalanceapocalance Jacksonville, FLPosts: 1,073Member

    So now that the battlefield games have a type of leveling and character persistence, I wonder what a game like planetside has to offer for a monthly fee, where the bf type of games don't have a monthly fee. 

    so...

  • korvasskorvass den haagPosts: 623Member

    Yay for Planetside! Best damn pvp game I ever played.

  • bobfishbobfish SouthamptonPosts: 1,688Member

    Originally posted by apocalance

    So now that the battlefield games have a type of leveling and character persistence, I wonder what a game like planetside has to offer for a monthly fee, where the bf type of games don't have a monthly fee. 


     

     A massive seamless world with hundreds of players in one area at the same time?

     

    This is likely just a revamp of PS rather than a whole new game, given how little they've said and how soon it is supposed to be released.

    Mind you, the original Planetside was possibly the best multiplayer FPS experience I've had to date.

  • PilnkplonkPilnkplonk zagrebPosts: 1,532Member

    Since old Smedley is directly involved I wouldn't hold my breath for this one...

    Expect levels, classes, "immersive storylines" and, ofc, microtransactions and all in a wonderful 2-faction good vs evil world with instanced battlegrounds that "ensure fairness".

    Sadly, this is all he and his kind seem to be able to grasp regarding game design.

    I might be wrong tho, who knows? But I'm not holding my breath by a long shot.

  • KryogenicKryogenic Pensacola, FLPosts: 663Member

    Originally posted by apocalance



    So now that the battlefield games have a type of leveling and character persistence, I wonder what a game like planetside has to offer for a monthly fee, where the bf type of games don't have a monthly fee. 


     

    BF, CoD, and the other FPS franchises (is that the plural form of franchise?) don't have a persistent map to fight over to gain territory for your chosen faction. However, Chromehounds had this and the online play was a war which declared a winner under the right conditions and then reset the map.

    It required no monthly fee and it was loads of fun. Planetside 2 needs to offer some solid gameplay with tons of bells and whistles if SOE wants it to have any kind of success.

    A rehash of the original Planetside with slightly better graphics just won't cut it. They also need to smooth out the controls and aiming. Planetside was a fun game, but it was one of the clunkiest clumsy FPS ever.

  • bumfmanbumfman Valrico, FLPosts: 276Member

    I would sub in a heartbeat if they could prove that the hacking on this upgrade is under control and will continue to be taken care of. And if they could keep a decent sized team in the game to police it.  Hackers realy killed the original Planet side for me. I hope beyond hope that they can do it right with this next project.

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  • warmaster670warmaster670 Simcoe, ONPosts: 1,384Member

    Originally posted by Pilnkplonk

    Since old Smedley is directly involved I wouldn't hold my breath for this one...

    Expect levels, classes, "immersive storylines" and, ofc, microtransactions and all in a wonderful 2-faction good vs evil world with instanced battlegrounds that "ensure fairness".

    Sadly, this is all he and his kind seem to be able to grasp regarding game design.

    I might be wrong tho, who knows? But I'm not holding my breath by a long shot.

    Why are you even here then? its a soe game, hes gonna be involved, since, you know, hes the president.

     

    So really, why are you here then?

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  • MuffpojkenMuffpojken stockholmPosts: 54Member

    Originally posted by warmaster670

    Originally posted by Pilnkplonk

    Since old Smedley is directly involved I wouldn't hold my breath for this one...

    Expect levels, classes, "immersive storylines" and, ofc, microtransactions and all in a wonderful 2-faction good vs evil world with instanced battlegrounds that "ensure fairness".

    Sadly, this is all he and his kind seem to be able to grasp regarding game design.

    I might be wrong tho, who knows? But I'm not holding my breath by a long shot.

    Why are you even here then? its a soe game, hes gonna be involved, since, you know, hes the president.

     

    So really, why are you here then?

    You can't deny the fact that many people have been upset by decisions made by SOE. I personally don't think Smed is let alone to be blamed (or praised) for those decisions. Howerver Plinkplonk said "i might be wrong tho", you don't have to bash him for clearly stating his opinion.

    I think the NC tank looks amazing. Now i wanna see some Vanu character models :)

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  • JimLadJimLad ReadingPosts: 187Member

    I hate it already

    ...the tank I mean, just because it belongs to NC. Damn smurfs.

  • NoyjitatNoyjitat Huntington, WVPosts: 39Member

    If they keep max suits and bfrs out of the game so its infantry, air and vehicular combat it would be sweet. They have already said no bfrs, so if we get max suits. We gotta give them good feedback and make sure the things are freaking balanced this time.

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  • TigersmithTigersmith Westfield,MA, MAPosts: 23Member

    Planetside!! Game is amazing. If you have not heard about it look it up!

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  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,191Member Uncommon

    Well unless they control the hackers, this game will be another bust.  Prior game was ruined by them.

    Oh and btw, criticizing Smedley is easy, SOE has been steadily treading water for years, only their console division has kept them afloat.  They have had to consistently layoff members of their teams to keep profitable.  I have yet to see anything earth shattering come out of their studios in years.  

  • tachgbtachgb SheffieldPosts: 790Member Uncommon

    Can't wait to hop into that Vanguard.

  • NerghalNerghal WaasmunsterPosts: 8Member

    I just licked my screen...

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  • YauchyYauchy Tampa, FLPosts: 298Member Uncommon

    It's good to hear some info, if only so little :)

    I'd say Planetside's experience was only beaten by Tribes, but damn was it fun at it's peak...damn shame it's owned by SOE (imo).

    Good times.

  • VegettoVegetto WorcesterPosts: 841Member

    Of all the renders, he chooses the most basic one that is simply a box with textures. I wanna see some player renders.

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  • randomtrandomt no thanks, BCPosts: 1,180Member Uncommon

    Awesomeness. 

     

    As to the previous planetside being ruined or not by hackers.. The game was amazingly fun 3 way massive FPS'ing, a few bad apples in that hardly made a difference. There's nothing to gain by hacking, the enemy will just take back the territory you cheated for, eventually, and there's no personal gain.. so eh.

     

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  • ubermutubermut dallas, TXPosts: 188Member

    if planetside next sucks hopefully http://www.tribesuniverse.com/ will be good

  • JoyBoy80JoyBoy80 SthlmPosts: 23Member Uncommon

    My one true mmo love, PS. I wanna see  Wildcats Militia back in its true form in a new PS game.

  • b0bbyZb0bbyZ Cranston, RIPosts: 46Member

    Hackers only really came in to ruin it when the free trials popped up, there weren't TOO many before that, it was mostly just people who are garbage at FPS games who couldn't understand why they kept getting slaughtered. I've gotten numerous aim-bot accusations while using a projectile weapon. It was an MMOFPS(one of the first),  the beginning of the game was filled with people who either came from playing games like UT, Quake, etc. or people who came from playing D&D growing up and came from EQ. People were way too quick to call "hax" in that game(even for an FPS), they couldn't accept that they spent all this time leveling up to br20 and had rexo/ha and then an agile pulsar just rolled over them because they understood that, you know, a strafing target is a little bit harder to shoot then a guy running right at you in a straight line, something I still see to this day when I get the urge to sub for amonth every once in a while.

    Anyways, I'm willing to bet they will try too hard to make everyone happy and end up disappointing them all. Sure, no BFRS, but I bet they'll dumb down the ground combat even more.

  • SkyGhostSkyGhost Mississauga, ONPosts: 4Member

    Looks awesome.... but does that mean that PS Next is just PS with better graphics....?

  • SlampigSlampig Chantilly, VAPosts: 2,376Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Pilnkplonk

    Since old Smedley is directly involved I wouldn't hold my breath for this one...

    Expect levels, classes, "immersive storylines" and, ofc, microtransactions and all in a wonderful 2-faction good vs evil world with instanced battlegrounds that "ensure fairness".

    Sadly, this is all he and his kind seem to be able to grasp regarding game design.

    I might be wrong tho, who knows? But I'm not holding my breath by a long shot.

    Yeah, just like the original Planetside...image

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  • battleaxebattleaxe Baton Rouge, LAPosts: 158Member

    Hopefully that big gun on the front of that tank will be more powerful than the window dressing it was in old Planetside.

  • terrantterrant Virginia Beach, VAPosts: 1,683Member

    Very pretty, but graphics never have and never will be my concern with PS. Here's a list of demands...I mean, things I'd like to see if a sequel/reboot:

     

    1) Get rid of BFRs

    2) Get rid of BFRs

    3) Get rid of...oh you get the picture.

    4) Being able to save multiple skill "loadouts" in order to change roles easier.

    5) Better weapon/vehicle balance between factions (I'm looking at you Jackhammer)

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