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Planetside Arena delayed again, launches for PC, PS4 in summer

Published: 15:09, 16 February 2019
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Planetside: Arena

Having already been delayed once, Planetside Arena is doing it again as Daybreak Games announced that their battle royale take on Planetside 2 will be pushed back so as to simultaneously launch on PC and PlayStation 4 in summer 2019.

Planetside Arena was initially planned for 29 January 2019, then pushed back to 26 March over development concerns, but the prospect of bringing it to PC and PS4 simultaneously has obviously proven too good to pass up. 

If the excitement got the better of you and you preordered, you should know that Daybreak Games will be refunding all Planetside Arena preorders on Steam, with more details available on the game's Steam page.

Daybreak apologised to their fans, reminding that expanding Planetside Arena to PS4 adds to the scale of the game and helps provide the "epic gameplay of Planetside universe", which we guess makes sense, what with Planetside 2 still boasting the scale not many games can match.

"We believe that delivering the most polished version of PlanetSide Arena that meets these expectations, on both platforms, outweighs any other consideration", Daybreak wrote.

Planetside Arena has gone through closed beta testing in the past few weeks and Daybreak thanked everyone involved for their "direct and meaningful gameplay feedback."

Of course, the delay also means that Planetside Arena is likely to have a few more beta tests on PC and PlayStation 4, although it's probably too soon to talk about it at the moment.

In case you're a returning Planetside or Planetside 2 veteran, Planetside Arena will be sufficiently familiar. It has three main classes - assault, medic and engineer, but light assault mains need not worry as each of the three has access to jetpacks. 

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Planetside: Arena

Planetside Arena takes place on Echoes of Amerish, a condensed version of Planetside 2's Amerish, which has been tweaked almost to no recognition. Other than lengthening Planetside 2's notoriously short TTK, the game is also bringing a visual DX11 overhaul, which will be implemented in the parent game as well.

You can find Daybreak's announcement here .

 

Planetside: Arena, a Planetside 2 battle royale by Daybreak Games

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