The past year has been an eventful one for the Planet side franchise. While Planet Side 2 still has a loyal player base and goes strong, PlanetSide Arena failed to grab. With Arena behind them, the Planet side the playerbase is eager to see what comes next, especially now that Planet side has a studio dedicated to Rogue Planet Games. DualShockers interviewed executive producer Andy Sites and he briefly touched on the scale of a potential Planet Side 3.
To start off, we touched on Andy Sites’ previous comments on PlanetSide 3 in October. In a community update, he said that “PlanetSide Arena is meant to be the stepping stone to Planet Side 3, which we envision expanding from the current battlefields of Auraxis, to full-fledged galactic warfare with empires exploring, colonizing, and conquering each other within a vast galaxy. While PlanetSide Arena ended up shutting down this month, DualShockers still asked questions about that vision and how Rogue Planet Games would keep such a large entry true to the series.
To that, Sites said, “We have some pretty epic plans for the sequel, but that’s probably a conversation for another time.” When asked where he sees the Planet side series over the next 10 years, Sites teased a sequel again, this time on the development side. “When it comes time to announce and release a real sequel, the community must not only continue to engage and play, but also believe that we are the right team to make it happen. The entire Rogue Planet team is fully committed to Planet side; many of whom have been involved since the launch of Planet Side 2 and even the original Planet side in 2003. So advancing the Planet side the universe is not just our job, it is our passion.
These statements show that Rogue Planet Games is strongly considering Planet Side 3 and that his vision may not be too far removed from Sites’s October 2019 comments. The press release announcing Rogue Planet Games, Dimensional Ink Games, and Darkpaw Games also states that Rogue Planet is “looking to develop their next genre-defining game for shooters fans,” so they’re at least working on something cool.
For the time being, Planet side PC and PS4 gamers can just expect renewed support, as Sites also told DualShockers that Rogue Planet Games “has started working on one of our most ambitious game updates since launch and we plan to announce the details at the end of January / beginning of February “.
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