Rogue Planet Games Has “Pretty Epic Plans” for PlanetSide 3
When it comes to PlanetSide 3, Rogue Planet Games told DualShockers that "we have some pretty epic plans for the sequel."
The last year or so has been rocky for the PlanetSide franchise. While PlanetSide 2 still has a loyal player base and is going strong, PlanetSide Arena failed to catch on. With Arena behind them, the PlanetSide player base is eager to see what is coming next, especially now that PlanetSide has a dedicated studio in Rogue Planet Games. DualShockers interviewed Executive Producer Andy Sites and he briefly touched on the scale of a potential PlanetSide 3.
To start, we brought up Andy Sites previous comments about PlanetSide 3 from October. In a community update then, he stated that “PlanetSide Arena is intended to be the stepping stone to PlanetSide 3, which we envision expanding from the current battlefields of Auraxis, to full-fledged galactic war with empires exploring, colonizing and conquering one another within an expansive galaxy.” While PlanetSide Arena ended up shuttering this month, DualShockers still asked about that vision and how Rogue Planet Games would keep an entry that large true to the series.
To that, Sites said, “we have some pretty epic plans for the sequel, but it’s likely a conversation for another time.” When asked where he sees the PlanetSide series going over the next 10 years, Sites once again teased a sequel, this time from the development side. “When the time comes to announce and release a true sequel, the community needs to not only continue to be engaged and playing, but confident that we are the right team to deliver it. The entire Rogue Planet team is fully committed to Planetside; many of whom have been involved since the launch of PlanetSide 2 and even the original Planetside back in 2003. So further progressing the Planetside universe isn’t just our job, it’s our passion.”
These statements show that Rogue Planet Games is heavily considering PlanetSide 3 and that its vision may not be too far off from Sites’ October 2019 comments. The press release announcing Rogue Planet Games, Dimensional Ink Games and Darkpaw Games also states that Rogue Planet “is looking to develop its next genre-defining game for fans of shooters,” so they are at least working on something cool.
For now, PlanetSide players on PC and PS4 can just look forward to renewed support, as Sites also told DualShockers that Rogue Planet Games “began work on one of our most ambitious game updates since launch and we are planning to announce details in late January/early February.”