A sequel to the much appreciated - and still uncommon - MMOFPS shooter PlanetSide may be in the works at Sony Online Entertainment. PlanetSide Universe has all the clues that point to this. SOE sent an email to PlanetSide subscribers with an interesting proposition:

"That's right, you heard what we said! We plan to expand the PlanetSide universe with another game and we need your help with the design. After all, who knows the game better than you, our customers, the people who actually play it! Don't worry about the original PlanetSide, it isn't going anywhere.

We want to hear your opinion and to do so we have put together a short survey. The information you provide will play a critical role into helping guide the development and direction of the next hit Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter. As a loyal player and experienced shooter fan, we value your input and look forward to hearing what you have to say."

It's pretty self-explanatory, and the fact that SOE recently acquired the domain www.planetside2.com tells us about their intentions:

Sony Online Entertainment, LLC.
8928 Terman Court
San Diego, CA 92121
858-577-3487 fax: 858-577-3200

Record expires on 26-Nov-2010.
Record created on 21-Sep-2009.

John Smedley, CEO of SOE, also said this to PlanetSide Universe:

"PlanetSide fans will be happy We have big things planned in the next 12 months. We're working on something new thats really cool."

PlanetSide Next seems to be the working name, but we're sure to find out more soon.