PLANETSIDE



PLANETSIDE MMOFPSDeveloper: Sony Online Entertainment

Genre: Science Fiction

Status: Released

Release Date: May 19, 2003

Official Website

Massively multiplayer gaming takes on a new face in PlanetSide, where thousands of players wage war on a planetary scale. A newly designed 3D engine drives PlanetSide's first-person player-to-player combat and vehicular warfare across ten continents.

It doesn't matter if you're an avid RPG gamer or a fanatical FPS player, you'll find something in PlanetSide that's just right for you.

The stage has been set, the battle lines drawn, and dropships are ready to deploy you PlanetSide!

Features:

* Massively multi-player FPS

* Player roles to fit the situation, ie. join a team to conquer territory, fortify a base against attack, or support any offensive or defensive maneuver.

* Character development and advancement through ranks

* Team tactical combat for control of planetary regions, with real-time updates on control of territory

* Seamless worlds on a massive scale with large indoor environments Real-time weather and environmental factors

* Full team support

* Vehicle physics and flight model


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Minimum System Requirements:

Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP
Pentium® III 1.0 GHz or greater
256 MB RAM
Direct3D compliant video card with 32MB RAM *
DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
56k + Internet connection
4X speed CD-ROM
3.25 GB hard drive space
DirectX 8.1 or greater

* Note: All Direct 3D cards not supported.

Recommended
System Requirements:

Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP
Pentium® III 1.6 GHz or greater
512 MB RAM
Direct3D compliant video card with 64MB+ RAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
Broadband Internet connection
8X speed CD-ROM
3.5 GB hard drive space
DirectX 8.1 or greater

Internet Play:

PlanetSide is an internet-only game, requiring players to connect to Sony Online Entertainment servers via their own Internet connections for which they are responsible. Additional online fees and valid credit card required.


PlanetSide: Core Combat (October 2003)
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PlanetSide announcement soon - May 3, 2010
The PlanetSide official website now features a mysterious comic strip and a countdown with 15 days remaining. The announcement will be made on May 19th, the anniversary of the franchise...

PlanetSide 2 in development? - September 26, 2009
A sequel to the much appreciated - and still uncommon - MMOFPS shooter PlanetSide may be in the works at Sony Online Entertainment.