Massive-scale sci-fi arena FPS PlanetSide Arena is going down, servers will shut down on January 10th

Well that was fast. Daybreak Games has announced that it will be shutting down the servers for PlanetSide Arena on January 10th, 2020. PlanetSide Arena launched in Early Access in September 2019, and a full release was planned for January 2020.

In case you weren’t aware of, PlanetSide Arena was a new massive-scale sci-fi arena FPS. The game was promising to bring the franchise’s signature scale to arena competitive game modes. PlanetSide Arena would also feature player classes, combined arms gameplay, and seasonal progression.

Daybreak Games claimed that the game’s population levels made it impossible to sustain the gameplay experience it envisioned. In other words, the game flopped.

As Daybreak stated:

“While our team set out with an ambitious vision for a game that combined the massive-scale combat and camaraderie of PlanetSide through a diverse collection of new game modes, it has become clear after several months in Early Access that our population levels make it impossible to sustain the gameplay experience we envisioned.”

And that is that everyone!