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PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter developed by Rogue Planet Games and published by Daybreak Game Company. The game supports battles with thousands of players and incorporates modern first-person shooter mechanics. Six different infantry classes and over 18 ground and air vehicles are available to players and interact on the battlefield to simulate combined arms warfare. As a re-imagining of PlanetSide, PlanetSide 2 chronicles the efforts of three factions fighting for territorial control of the planet Auraxis.
|Developer(s)||Rogue Planet Games|
|Publisher(s)||Daybreak Game Company|
|Platform(s)||Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4|
|Genre(s)||Massively multiplayer online first-person shooter game|
Along with its prequel, PlanetSide 2 is one of the very few MMOFPS games to have ever released, and is presently considered the most successful title in the genre. ForgeLight, a proprietary game engine, is used to support high player counts while retaining performance and graphical fidelity. PlanetSide 2 operates on a games as a service business model and is supported by microtransaction purchases. Since its launch, the game has received regular updates which have introduced new content and mechanics.
PlanetSide 2 received positive attention from critics and was praised for its scale, innovation, and graphics, but some reviewers were divided over the game's free-to-play model, technical glitches, and difficulty for new players. PlanetSide 2 currently holds the Guinness World Record for "Most players in an online FPS battle," which was set when 1,158 players were recorded in a single battle during an official event. This record has since been beaten in both 2020 and 2022, with even higher player counts being recorded on the game's live servers.