Some people might not remember what happened to Planetside 1 and 2, nor how their servers were put down back in 2016., but Planetside Arena was the battle royale iteration promised to reignite the franchise.
Sadly, after delaying the scheduled early access period from January to March, Daybreak Games announced they are officially delaying Planetside Arena’s PC release in favour of a simultaneous PC and PS4 launch. The statement thanked fans who participated in the game’s closed beta, and reassured fans they are working to incorporate their feedback and listen to more suggestions in the future. Not only that, as a result of the delay, the studio refunded all pre-orders of the game, as a result of their revised launch plan.
First off, a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our Closed Beta these past few weeks. Your suggestions have been crucial in providing our team with direct and meaningful gameplay feedback. We can’t even begin to express our appreciation for all of the time and effort you’ve spent helping us test and improve the game.
After much consideration, we’ve decided to postpone the current PC-only release date and launch simultaneously across PC and PlayStation 4 this summer. We’ve always envisioned PlanetSide Arena as a way for players to experience the epic gameplay of the PlanetSide universe, through fast-paced, combined arms combat and massive-scale multiplayer modes. We believe that delivering the most polished version of PlanetSide Arena that meets these expectations, on both platforms, outweighs any other consideration.
In light of our revised launch plan, we are refunding all Planetside Arena pre-orders. We’re committed to continuing and expanding our Beta testing program as we ramp-up for our multi-platform launch this Summer and will share more details soon.
Planetside Arena now releases some time during this summer simultaneously for the PC and PS4, however, no set release date was announced yet. We will update you once any further information is revealed.
[Source: Planetside Arena]