Daybreak Games Announces PlanetSide Arena - A Massive Arena FPS Launching January 29, 2019
Daybreak Games announced PlanetSide Arena today, a massive sci-fi arena FPS set in the PlanetSide Universe. The game is launching on January 29, 2019 and will be available for $29.99 on Steam, but players can pre-order it now for $19.99. Daybreak looks to be trying to capitalize on the Battle Royale fad with PlanetSide Arena as well as the game will be launching with one that supports up to 500 players in a single match (Solos and teams of 3 supported). Expect traditional FPS game modes as well like capture the flag, team death match, and more.
PlanetSide Arena actually looks a lot like PlanetSide 2. In fact, it looks like Daybreak simply cut up their existing game and broke it into bite sized game modes. The only real innovation here is adding a Battle Royale mode with massive scale (500 players). The core gameplay elements in Arena will be almost identical to PlanetSide 2 as it'll be class based and feature the same weapons and vehicles from the previous game.
Time will tell if the game resonates with fans, but I'm personally excited to finally play a Battle Royale game with more than 100 players.
Further reading: Steam Store Page