PlanetSide Arena the “stepping stone” to PlanetSide 3 • Eurogamer.net

Daybreak hiring for PlanetSide 2.

The battle royale-focused sci-fi shooter PlanetSide Arena is meant to be the “stepping stone” to PlanetSide 3, its builders have stated.

In a submit on the PlanetSide 2 web site, government producer Andy Sites stated PlanetSide Arena, which just lately launched in Early Access type, is designed to hyperlink current day PlanetSide 2 and PlanetSide 3 storylines and provides the builders a platform to check out new options and kinds of play.

While Sites failed to point out a launch window for PlanetSide 3, he did say it will develop from the present battlefields of Auraxis, “to full-fledged galactic war with empires exploring, colonising and conquering one another within an expansive galaxy.”

Pre-empting the apparent query of why do what Daybreak is doing with Arena inside PlanetSide 2, Sites stated: “because PS2 offers a very unique experience that the current, active community enjoys. Trying to incorporate different game systems or styles of play or even trying out new modes would be disruptive – potentially catastrophically. We don’t want to upset that balance, as it would be unfair to our current PS2 community.”

It’s been a rocky time for Daybreak, which has suffered a number of rounds of layoffs lately. The San Diego-based maker of the PlanetSide video games in addition to zombie battle royale sport H1Z1, laid off a number of workers as just lately as this month. Before then, Daybreak suffered a spherical of layoffs in December, and, earlier than that, a spherical of layoffs in April 2019.

The layoffs have led to concern over the way forward for PlanetSide, however Sites stated “we’re providing PlanetSide 2 with some key reinforcements, in the form of several additional programmers, designers and artists”.

“So as we take our next steps on this journey, I can tell you that the team and I are 100 per cent committed for the long haul as we continue to expand PlanetSide 2, refine PlanetSide Arena, and prepare for the future of the overall PlanetSide franchise.”

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