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Planetside 2 to feature 'free component'

Planetside 2 to feature 'free component'

Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed Planetside 2 will feature a 'free component'.

Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed that upcoming MMO-sequel Planetside 2 will feature a 'free component' and in-game cash shop.

Whether Planetside 2 will be a totally free-to-play game financed solely by in-game microtransactions has yet to be confirmed, however and Sony hasn't yet clarified what business model Planetside 2 will follow.

Speaking to Planetside Universe (via RPS), Sony's John Smedley did explain that the in-game shop would only sell player customisation items however, not in game weapons.

'There will be a cash shop for the game however the goal is not to sell power,' said Smedley. 'For example we would sell things like customization because we would like there to be a massive amount of ways to customize your characters. So people could recognize you or your outfit out of a group. We will not sell a more powerful gun or vehicle.'

First rumoured back in 2009, Planetside 2 was only officially announced earlier this year and currently has no firm release date.

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StoneyMahoney 13th July 2011, 11:14 Quote
Free component is good! If it's something like the Planetside Reserves program they ran for the original (think along the same lines as WoW starter accounts) then it looks like they might actually be getting something right. Seriously looking forward to this now. *squee!*
AcidJiles 13th July 2011, 11:23 Quote
A phrase every Game desinger should know "'There will be a cash shop for the game however the goal is not to sell power "
Tsung 13th July 2011, 11:27 Quote
In game cash shop?? is it becuase they can't be trusted with credit card details :P
Bauul 13th July 2011, 13:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tsung
In game cash shop?? is it becuase they can't be trusted with credit card details :P

It's old school - you post them a stamped, self-addressed envelope with some cash in, and they mail you back your new virtual hat on a floppy disk.
The_Beast 13th July 2011, 22:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
It's old school - you post them a stamped, self-addressed envelope with some cash in, and they mail you back your new virtual hat on a floppy disk.

What is a "floppy disk"?? I've never heard of such a thing




:D
XXAOSICXX 14th July 2011, 06:52 Quote
It's like the Internet, but smaller :p
Hovis 14th July 2011, 13:40 Quote
My old clan is reuniting for Planetside 2, despite the presence of wives, kids, careers and all that other crap we'd successfully avoided back in the day when the original came out. If it's as great as the original, and make no mistake the original was great, then it's going to be a thing of beauty.

Anybody who didn't play Planetside in its prime missed out. It was truly the best thing there ever was.
Panos 14th July 2011, 22:31 Quote
Agreed with Hovis.
So when P2 comes out, there is going to be weekend burnouts (as with the original) without anyone to bother me.
Because I managed in the last 8 years to get married and divorced (a woman gamer never the less).
:D
rogerrabbits 17th July 2011, 01:58 Quote
Free hat!
metarinka 17th July 2011, 23:36 Quote
I'm becoming less and less a fan of the free 2 play genre. They strip out so many basics that you have to pay for. By the time it's down you pay more for the game than you would if you had just bought it or even a monthly subscription. World of tanks comes to mind. I already give them 10/week for "premium" because if not the grind is absolutely insane. BUT if you actually want to transfer experience between tanks, it would literally take 10-40$ to outfit some of the high tier tanks. Shoot the tier 8 premium tanks cost $35 RL dollars. I would rather it have a wow subscription model and have free xp transfer, and premium tanks obtained via some other method.
cowtc 19th July 2011, 09:21 Quote
cool, wonder if it will be out for the ps3 as well as the pc. Used to play Planetside, but my PC slowly couldn't cope with the demands. I used to the leader for a outfit called Purple Valor ;)
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