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PlanetSide 2: 2013 will be promising for PlanetSide 2


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SOE recently release some new infos about their plans in 2013.

Creative Director Matt Higby revealed the developers’ plan for the upcoming months. He pointed out the impact of the community feedback will have on the project and how the design team will absorb those informations. There is also a new development tool called “Roadmap”, which let the players to make suggestions and proposals to the team’s priorities for the months to follow.

Since the very earliest days of PlanetSide 2’s development, we’ve considered community involvement and feedback about the game’s direction to be one of our most powerful and important assets. Having ‘unparalleled community / developer communication’ has been an important goal for us,” says Higby. “Today we are thrilled to be taking that community enthusiasm for the ongoing development of PlanetSide 2 to a whole new level with the launch of Roadmap.”

“Roadmap is a tool which allows the development team to expose our priorities, future plans, and release schedules to our player community,” he continues. “…The true power of Roadmap comes from you, the player community. The purpose of Roadmap isn’t just to give the community INSIGHT about what we’re doing, it’s also to give the community INPUT into what we’re doing.

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This “Roadmap” plan is based on the most popular request from the player community. It doesn’t include all the features and fixes which will be added to the game in the future, but involves all the major additions and improvements which will be implented in the next months.

SOE is also working on new content including the new continent, Hossin, which is scheduled for release in April, and new empire specific buggies in June.

We hope you’re as excited at the possibilities as we are, and look forward to working with you, as partners, on the continuing work of forging the future of online games,

says Matt Higby

If you are anxious to find out more detailed informations about the “Roadmap” plan and any additional features for the upcoming months, visit the following link. Roadmap

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Also, SOE made another important announcement which was the partnership with Major League Gaming.

We are pleased to announce a new partnership which will introduce PlanetSide 2 to Major League Gaming’s burgeoning competitive gaming audience. MLG is the world’s largest eSports organization with millions of LIVE viewers, fans and competitors around the globe. The year-long collaboration will span all of MLG’s properties including original broadcast programming, online competition and presence at MLG events.

Over the next few months, the PlanetSide 2 and MLG teams will work closely to develop ideal competitive gameplay features and settings to showcase the game. With MLG’s consult and significant community involvement, SOE has committed to creating a long-term eSports initiative within PlanetSide 2 that will highlight an exceptional massively multiplayer competitive gaming experience.

SOE and MLG will also collaborate to create original programming to air on the MLG network at www.majorleaguegaming.com and www.Twitch.tv/Team/MLG. Details and a complete broadcast schedule will be released in the coming weeks. PlanetSide 2 players around the globe will soon after be able to compete via MLG’s GameBattles online competition site. In addition, PlanetSide 2 gaming stations will be featured at MLG’s first Pro Circuit event of 2013 – the Winter Championship in Dallas, Texas, from March 15-17.

By this move SOE is really serious to entering esports with PlanetSide 2 and make the game not only for casual playing but also for competitive players. Of course it remains to see how this plan will come to live and how succesfull will be. Only time can tell.

Source: Official Site

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