SOE has finally released alpha gameplay footage for their upcoming MMO shooter, PlanetSide 2. The video first debuted at GDC, where attendees were treated to an exclusive sneak peek, and today, Sony has unveiled it for all to see.
PlanetSide 2 creative director Matt Higby narrates for us, touching on the game's massive scale and persistent world before moving on to more combat-oriented content, like the game's customizable units. We get to see the Reaver aircraft and Vanguard tank in action, as Higby points out possible customization routes for each. Of course that same customization applies to the infantry as well, and players will be able to shape their characters' abilities as they progress. On infantry play, Higby says:
"Infantry combat is front and center in PlanetSide 2. You can select from six different classes -- each with their own abilities, advantages, and weapons -- then team up with a few hundred of your closest friends and embark on some of the largest scale battles ever waged in an online game. Weapons, classes, and abilities are all richly customizable, allowing you to make choices about how you play based on your role or situation."
More abilities and customizations are unlocked over time, but he notes there is a keen focus on keeping everyone balanced. If your interest is piqued, beta sign-ups are still happening over at the official site.
Alpha gameplay - YouTube