Daybreak Announces Planetside Arena – A Battle Royale On A HUGE Scale

A 250v250 Battle Royale, Anyone?

Daybreak Game Company, home to the Planetside franchise and H1Z1, has announced Planetside Arena.  Like Planetside and Planetside 2, it is an MMOFPS but with a match-based Battle Royale twist.

That Planetside 2 is often overlooked by gamers looking for an online shooter is a travesty.  It’s a brilliantly well-realised MMOFPS on an absolutely massive scale – it makes Battlefield’s wars look unambitious in comparison.  Some members of the community have been crying out for a successor to Planetside 2 and Daybreak have listened – sort of.

This is not Planetside 3, this is Daybreak wanting to get a piece of the battle royale pie.  And it could fit the Planetside 2 template very well.

Planetside Arena will feature two modes at launch.  The first is a 150-player battle royale for solo players and teams of three.  The second is a mode called Massive Clash, a 250 versus 250 group versus group battle.  It’s a battle royal experience on a ridiculous scale.

More modes are planned post-launch, including capture the flag and team deathmatch.

Check out the trailer below:

Planetside Arena is available to purchase on Steam for $19.99, with a $39.99 edition also available that will feature seasonal content and a battlepass structure.  It is scheduled to release on Steam on 29th January 2019.

How do you feel about the announcement?  Do you think that this will be the death of Planetside 2, or will it bring more players to the base game?  Leave a comment below!