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PlanetSide 2 Play4Free on A Massive Scale…

Sony Online Entertainment is planning to do battle on a monumental scale, preparing to let PlanetSide 2 loose on the world.

This latest Play4Free gem takes multi-player first person shooters to the extreme. With thousands of players involved in a single game battles are fought on a Ben Hur scale. The sequel to the ground breaking PlanetSide, the original massively multi-player first person shooter – FPS -.

Set once again on the planet Auraxis 3 factions must fight for territory and the control it brings. The three empires vying for control include the stern military empire of the Terran Republic, the loosely organised rebels of the New Conglomerate and the technology obsessed Vanu Sovereignty.

Sony will also be introducing new worlds in the future, keeping the battles fresh. The first planet Auraxis, the home planet, will be broken up into territories and sectors. Each sector is up for capture and control. Each sector also has resources available, Auraxium for example. Managing the resources and targeting sectors for invasion for their resources will be an essential part of the evolving game. As in the physical world the control of resources form the basis for many of the greatest battles, this is being emulated within the PlanetSide 2 world.

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EverQuest Joins The Free To Play Revolution. Just In Time For Her 13th Birthday…

The enigmatic role playing experience that is EverQuest – EQ – will soon be joining the Free To Play – F2P – revolution. The new F2P world should be open for play at the start of March, in the build-up to the 13th birthday EQ on March 16. The original and many say still the best, EQ F2P takes us to the distant land of Norrath to explore and adventure in this fantasy world. Continuing its grand tradition with immersive gameplay, captivating storytelling and exciting worlds, this is the EQ legacy. A legacy that is embracing a whole new way of playing. Your way.

EQ F2P will allow a whole new generation of players to join those already haunted by the EQ experience. No date has been set for the official start of the F2P model, early March is the only clue given. Although Thom Terrazas – EverQuest Producer – did let slip that a number of events would be held in the week leading up to the 13th birthday celebrations. Hopefully F2P should be up and running by the 6th of March.

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