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!


* 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


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.

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)
PlanetSide: Aftershock (October 2004)

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.

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