Planetside 2’s Fire In The Sky

A bomb!

If there’s any justice in this dark, terrible world, PlanetSide 2 will be the last action videogame we ever need. If it can do what the first game did, fix the problems and escalate it to new places… then ooh. Ooh. I do fear what the post-COD ubiquity of ranking systems and unlocks might do to it, mind. This peek at ‘massive air combat’ certainly allays worries it’ll be a small-scale territory war at least, and demonstrates that PS2 intends to use the skies far more than its proud predecessor did.

Edit – okay, okay, this went up here recently. Sorry, I thought the last one was about soundtracks, because I am very stupid.

Needs more lush vegetation, but otherwise I am very happy with that. Until I realise that I’ll never be capable of flying on those things, so will likely spend the game being bombed to hell by pro-pilots as was by and large my Battlefield 2 experience. Still, scale and spectacle make a digi-war alright.


  1. The Army of None says:

    This seems… familiar.

  2. lionheart says:

    1. That looks awesome.

    2. This game will never run on a current gen console.

    If it’s a success then it’s probably going to scare microsoft and sony into moving up their next gen plans.

    Also, you posted this a couple of days ago you norberts.

    • Flukie says:

      It would be funny if Sony scared Sony.

    • povu says:

      3. It’s free to play with hopefully for the most part only cosmetic premium items. Score!

    • sneetch says:

      This game was never intended to run on a console so it won’t scare them into doing anything. I don’t think any MMO “scares” them.

    • Mistabashi says:

      I think you’re massively underestimating the scale of the console industry if you think one successful PC game is going to ‘scare’ them into pushing forward the schedule they’ve been working to for years. I mean, it’s not like this is going to outsell Call of Duty or similar franchises, the last CoD game sold 6.5 million units in the first 24 hours.

  3. loshon says:

    I feel as if… this was posted very recently.

  4. DarkLiberator says:

    My only worry is that its free to play and regional restricted, which means I can’t play with buddies.

    • tungstenHead says:

      I’ve warmed up immensely to free to play in the last little bit. We still need to see exactly how SOE handles it here, but I don’t feel that it’s an inherent disadvantage these days.

      But actual good news that you can enjoy rather than attempts at comforting with personal opinions: SOE and ProSiebenSat worked out a deal that will allow players to play across regions.
      link to

  5. RaveTurned says:

    Ooh, new Planetside 2 news!


    Wait a second…

  6. Tridae says:

    a 4:3 video? in 2012? maybe the aspect is intentional with the soundtrack choice and all. . . that song with forever remind me of Sim Copter.

  7. Stranglove says:

    Alec, baby, we do love you, but this is very familiar. I watched it again though, just for you.

  8. clownst0pper says:

    Some things are so good they need twice the coverage.

  9. CheesyJelly says:

    Glitch in the Matrix?

  10. thesundaybest says:

    I think the RPS hivemind has been hacked.

  11. Didero says:

    I’ve got the strangest feeling of deja-vu.
    And I’m not even talking about the reposted video either.

  12. povu says:

    Obviously the first news post was only about the choice of music for the trailer.

  13. SiHy_ says:

    Woah, deja vu!

  14. Nallen says:

    I read more RPS than Alec Meer!

  15. Danny252 says:

    Here, have some new videos:
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  16. ChainsawCharlie says:

    Fire in the Sky \m/

  17. Jubaal says:

    Surely we’ve moved past saying a man has a boyfriend as a derogatory term. Haven’t we?

    Edit – Original comment this relates to appears to have been deleted. Move along, nothing to see here….

  18. Surgeon says:

    Hopefully this concept art will sate some of your vegetation urges Alec…

    link to

    • Danny252 says:

      What excites me more is those mineral outcroppings – surprisingly realistic-looking in geological terms (possibly not in size, but hey)

    • Skabooga says:

      Holy geodes, Batman! I’m tempted to change my background.

  19. Dances to Podcasts says:

    RPS isn’t very good with mondays. It’s like it’s an actual job or something…

  20. Reefpirate says:

    Wait a second…

  21. Skabooga says:

    The repost is worth it for the delightful alt-text alone.