First details and screenshots for PlanetSide Arena, releases on January 29th

Daybreak Games has just announced PlanetSide Arena; a new massive-scale sci-fi arena FPS set in the iconic PlanetSide universe, launching on Steam for PC on January 29th. Bringing the franchise’s signature scale to arena competitive game modes, PlanetSide Arena features player classes, combined arms gameplay, and seasonal progression.

Ji Ham, CEO of Daybreak Games, said:

“PlanetSide is a ground-breaking series that introduced the gaming world to truly epic FPS battles. We are very excited to introduce PlanetSide Arena as the next step in the growth of the franchise, as we continue to invest and build towards our vision for the future of the entire PlanetSide universe.”

PlanetSide Arena initially launches with three major game modes: Massive Clash, an epic 500-player Group vs. Group experience, along with Solo and Team Battle Royale modes. New modes like Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy, and Global Conquest will be introduced each new game season.

Players will begin every match by selecting from one of three initial character classes – Assault, Engineer, and Medic – before deploying via drop pod into a massive map dynamically tailored for each game mode. Each class comes equipped with a jetpack, personal vehicle, and unique abilities which can be upgraded throughout a match, offering a layer of strategy to team construction and combat.

Andy Sites, the game’s executive producer, added:

“There’s simply no other multiplayer shooter that can replicate the depth of play and massive scale of PlanetSide. PlanetSide Arena will expand and evolve the franchise with new modes, new technology and new content, delivered on a scale that only PlanetSide can offer.”

In addition to the upcoming launch of PlanetSide Arena, Daybreak Games remains fully committed to providing active development support for PlanetSide 2, which recently announced engine technology improvements and a new robotic faction as part of its sixth anniversary game update. The next major update for PlanetSide 2 will introduce Oshur, the first new continent in five years, when released in 2019.

Nick Silva, Producer of PlanetSide 2, concluded:

“It’s great for our team to see PlanetSide grow. PlanetSide Arena offers fans something new that both preserves and builds upon all the traits that make PlanetSide 2 so unique: the massive-scale warfare, the smooth movement and combat mechanics, the iconic vehicles and weapons. It’s a huge win for all of us to introduce more players to the franchise.”

Below you can find the game’s first screenshots as well as its official PC system requirements!

MINIMUM:

    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: Intel i5-2500K
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 series or higher
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sounds Card

RECOMMENDED:

    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sounds Card

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