Rumors that Planetside 2 will be a Nokia N-Gage...
According to Planetside 2 creative director Matt Higby in an interview on Thursday with G4, Planetside 2 beta will potentially be “the best damn thing you ever played on your N-Gage.” Preliminary speculation from G4 watchers reveals mixed feelings toward the announcement. Pictured: The next Planetside gaming platform? More information to follow as it breaks.
Rumblings about a new BFR mechanic
One of our sources in San Diego has revealed to us an entirely new mechanic for obtaining BFRs (BattleFrame Robotics, for those of you not in the know). It seems that Planetside 2 is going to forgo the complicated certification procedure. Rather, all BFRs will be owned by the fictional BFRCorp (pronounced BifferCorp), who will rent BFRs to player characters for “BifferBucks.” It...
Planetside 2 Trailer leaked?
According to inside sources at Sony Online Entertainment, Planetside 2 trailers and concept art were included as hidden Easter Eggs in the latest DVD version of Deep Impact. Apparently, the materials are revealed if you click on a mole on Morgan Freeman’s forehead. Unfortunately, as of this time, no one we know owns or has ever owned a DVD of Deep Impact; nor does any store near us carry...
"Guitar Hero" style "minigame" included...
After misunderstanding a Youtube video (since deleted for containing Fall Out Boy lyrics), SOE CEO John Smedley demanded a small team of developers include Grohl-Playing elements in Planetside 2. Five months later, the team had written a Guitar Hero style minigame where players must strum, drum, and sing their way through hits from the following bands: Foo Fighters Nirvana Scream Queens of the...
Planetside 2 Net Code
Net code being rewritten “entirely in common lisp, for some reason,” dev sources say.
Smedley email reveals possible Planetside 2 source...
In what was supposed to be an intra-department email from Sony Online Entertainment CEO John Smedley, it small amount of Planetside 2 source code appears to have been leaked. Interestingly, large sections of the code seem to have been copied wholesale from Roller Coaster Tycoon 2. ANTs to deploy into turnstiles. Pictured: Oshur.
Update on Planetside 2 vehicles
Puerto Rican-based PC Videojugador Magazine reveals in their April 2012 issue that all land vehicles are to be replaced by LandBoat_small, which is the size of a Lodestar and deals 3d20 damage per second against water elementals. Pictured: artist’s rendering of LandBoat_small.
Dropped napkin reveals new Planetside goodies
According to a napkin dropped in a Starbucks by a member of the Planetside 2 development team, all documentation, in-game tutorial text, and voiceovers refer to the Marauder as the “Mduar.” It shows up as “Magrider” in the vehicle selection screen.
New Factions Announced
In an interview with Planetside 2’s creative director Matt Higby, it was speculated that the game will feature “all-new factions, including warriors, clerics and rogues.” Interestingly enough, each class would still be fighting the other two.
More aircraft info leaked!
Members of a preliminary focus group criticized Reaver piloting, calling it “uncomfortably similar” to the 1983 arcade game Root Beer Tapper. When asked to comment, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley did nothing grimmace while eerily feeding hardware store washers into a broken arcade cabinet (Mr. Smedley insisted on a Skype* interview). After maybe 20 minutes of this,...
Planetside 1 Aircraft to be replaced
Leaked developer documents indicate that the aircraft we became familiar with in the original Planetside are going to be scrapped. The replacement aircraft are: FlyingBoat_Small FlyingBoat_Big Curiously, the report indicates that FlyingBoat_Small will carry “more guys”. Our source was unwilling to provide screenshots of either behicle, as “no screen large enough exists...
Reports from an anonymous source within Sony Online Entertainment’s Korea dev team indicate that hacking is going to be represented by a lengthy “Tetris-style” minigame. We have so-far been unable to corroborate these reports.