It's been three months since PlanetSide 2 started updating once every week, if you don't count one update that was pushed back simply because it wasn't quite ready. As creative director Matt Higby put it to me at this year's PAX East, the schedule comes second to making sure that every update is the best it can be. But it's still been quite a ride, and it means that the game has kept up a schedule that's astonishingly fast.
More than a year out from launch, Higby has a lot to say about the game's development process as well as the updates it's already undergone. It's not an unmitigated success story, but it's filled with a lot of lessons and improvements. And like any MMO, the game's development is far from finished. In PlanetSide 2's case, it's a complex process that requires supporting new players, veterans, casual gamers, and professional gaming, sometimes in unconventional fashions.
Sony Online Entertainment is working on a new MMO called H1Z1 for PC and PS4. The game is expected to head into its Early Access phase very soon, and the whole concept of the game is basically DayZ trying to get hocked up on steroids.
So GameTalk Live.TV managed to get some actual hands-on time with H1Z1, the post-apocalyptic zombie survival title, during the Everquest Next event in January. They had to keep their lips shut, their eyes from being shifty and their fingers from typing out anything even remotely related to H1Z1 after getting their hands on some exclusive footage of the game in its early alpha build.
However, you can check out the footage of the game below.
SOE president John Smedley seems super excited about the game and I can see why.
Outcasters was originally formed on 19th June 2003 on the original battlefield of Auraxis in Planetside. If you wish to join Outcasters please register on these forums and apply in the ‘Planetside 2 - Please Apply Here’ thread within the ‘Outfit Recruitment’ sub-forum. Frequently Asked Questions.
Are you recruiting?
Yes. Outcasters has always operated recruitment with an open door policy, we are more than happy to have players completely new to the game join our ranks as much as we are pleased when notable players of the game take up their Cyclers in our name. Recruitment Policy - Please Read Before Joining.
We only ask for a few small things when you want to join, the first is that you register at our website; www.outcasters.net using your ingame character name as your username so that you can keep up to date on everything thats going on. The second thing is that you use Teamspeak 3, we have our own private server the details of which can be found on our forums. We use Teamspeak as our primary form of communication whilst ingame, we do use the Planetside 2 In Game VOIP but only in very rare occasions. The third and almost final things is that you play with the outfit using your primary character, we understand some people have more than one character but we ask that if you join Outcasters you use your main character and of course they must be a soldier of the Terran Republic. Last but by no means least we expect all of our members to enjoy Planetside 2 because we are all here to have fun at the end of the day, therefore we do expect a certain level of maturity from all players. We recommend players below the age of 16 years old contact a member of the Council of Five or an Outcasters Officer before joining.