'Planetside 2' 'resource bottlenecks' may delay third continent until after launch

Planetside 2, the upcoming free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter, may see the release of its third continent delayed until after its current beta concludes.

Planetside 2, the upcoming free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter, may see the release of its third continent delayed until after the game launches, according to John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment.

"These continents are taking longer than we expected and it's possible we end up launching with two and delivering the 3rd shortly after launch," he wrote in a post on the game's official message board. "We're working super hard but we have some resource bottlenecks. We also are going to see how the game plays with two continents before making any final decisions, so please do us a favor and don't judge any of this before you play the game with two.

"We are showing with Planetside 2 a strong dedication to launching this game when it's ready, and not before."

Planetside 2's beta began on August 3rd, and by the end of the month, beta testers had racked up 535 millions shots fired. Last week, Sonly Online Entertainment announced the game's Alpha Squad Package, a $39.99 pre-launch package that includes weapons, bonuses, and instant access to the beta.

The game is set for release later this year on PC, and through Steam.

More from Polygon

German and Russian armor clash in Combat Mission: Red Thunder

  • Tour the 1 KB hard drive built inside Minecraft

  • Enemy Starfighter: Homeworld from inside a fighter

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gameplay trailer

  • Diablo 3 - Xbox One vs. PC comparison

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker