Smedley Talks About PlanetSide 2, v2.0

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
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John Smedley's got a lot to say about PlanetSide 2's future, and he expounded on all the major points on a Reddit post Thursday afternoon.

The plan is simple - We are going to be taking Planetside 2 to where it needs to be and finally address the stuff should have already. The metagame. We will once and for all be getting the Meta to where it just has to be.

"Where it just has to be" involves major changes to resources and territory control, which have already seen significant change since the game's launch two and a half years ago. Resources will be "a fun part of the game" and outfits will be able to create bases on continents. Also in the works: a new game mode with a win condition, meant to be an hour-long instanced match. All of this is targeted for the 2.0 release of the game in September.

In the meantime, Daybreak plans to add to the PS2 staff, including bringing back some old faces, and doing a better job of updating the Roadmap -- which Smedley admits his team does "a poor job updating."

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (9)

aet 7 years ago
Pay to win crap from scammers.

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Arieswar 7 years ago
Sounds awsome.... So when will the FPS problems u still have be adjusted?

Having 16gb RAM corei7 and still lag in the big fights like nothing on this earth.. surely you cant expect people to stutter around forver? or maybe you can.. personally im waiting for this to happen most of all optimization is still needed... sure it has become better but you need to improve it more for players like me to even think its playworthy..

I loved planetside.. yepp the first game was awsome and the lag was a minimum so why in the seven hells cant Planetside 2 run as smoth???

just a tought.

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Skato 7 years ago
This sounds interesting. The one thing that bothers me about this game is that either A. You spawn to far away and have to spend 5-10 minutes just to see a few people or B. You spawn into a cluster&$%# and its just spraying mindless combat. This hour long game mode would be cool with maybe like 50 plays each team on a small map. Not super small, like half of an original continent or a little smaller.

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