Sony Online Entertainment announced today that award-winning author Marv Wolfman has joined the SOE team to write the historic fiction for the upcoming massively multiplayer online first person shooter (MMOFPS), PlanetSide 2. This will be the first time the PlanetSide franchise narrative has been detailed.
Russ Shanks, Chief Operating Officer of SOE said:
“Marv is an extremely talented writer and was an instrumental partner in the creation of DC Universe Online; we are thrilled to team up with him again. Marv has the ability to create powerful storylines, compelling characters and rich, interlocking narratives that will provide an all-new depth and meaning to the PlanetSide experience for players to enjoy.”
Using the enigmatic backdrop of planet Auraxis, Wolfman will write a series of episodic backstory fiction that will be released on PlanetSide2.com. Wolfman will re-image and bring to life the rich and storied history of the planet and its people, set up the inevitable conflict between the iconic factions, and create an exciting and compelling interwoven narrative that will expand each soldier’s personal journey.
Marv Wolfman added:
“I’m thrilled to be working with SOE again. Not only do I get to take elements from the original PlanetSide and further develop an extensive backstory that can help players more fully understand this incredible new world, but even better, I get to create dozens of individual characters that I hope will help bring alive the story of PlanetSide 2 for the entire player community .”
Wolfman has written comics for DC Comics, Marvel and many other publishers for the past 30 years. He is best known for his work on The New Teen Titans in the early 1980s, creating the vampire slayer Blade in Marvel’s Tomb of Dracula, and scripting the comic book mini-series, Crisis on Infinite Earths. In addition to his comic book credits, Wolfman has written for novels, feature films, cartoons and video games, including DC Universe Online.
PlanetSide 2 is currently in development and will be available on PC.