Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: MMOFPS

Destiny 2 livestream reveals Guided Games, Countdown, new screens

As mentioned yesterday, Bungie hosted a livestream event today debuting gameplay from Destiny 2. The story will allow players to once again don the armor of a Guardian, solo or with a friend, this time to take down the Red Legion. But the stream emphasized that players do not need previous experience with the series to follow the story. Given that it will be available for PC, and on Battle.Net at that, the game is being represented as a fresh start. Two features were also revealed, Guided Games and Countdown. The former allows players to search for teammates to tackle activities without having a set group, absent in some modes in Destiny, while the latter is a new competitive mode. A host of new screenshots have been released showing some of the content covered and can be found below.

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Bungie to livestream Destiny 2 gameplay tomorrow

Bungie will be hosting a premier livestream tomorrow for Destiny 2. Slated to begin at noon (CST), the stream will broadcast from an airplane hangar in Hawthorne, California, with developers demonstrating new mechanics during a first look at gameplay. To check it out, head over and bookmark their Twitch channel.

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Destiny 2 announced for console, PC, launching September

After their extended livestream event for Destiny’s final downloadable pack, Age of Destiny, Bungie has officially announced Destiny 2 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A reveal trailer was also released, Rally the Troops, offering a look at the sequel’s storyline. Players will once again take on the role of a Guardian, now with new abilities and weapons, in order to save humanity after the last city falls to a new enemy known as the Red Legion. The trailer features two Vanguards calling the Guardians to retake the planet, setting them off on missions to new areas throughout the solar system. As with the original, the game will include co-op, competitive, and solo modes. Bungie is set to premier hands-on gameplay on May 18 during a livestream on their Twitch channel. A beta will also kick off later this summer.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition

“… a great buy for both newcomers and returning players who skipped out on the early expansions.”

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PlanetSide 2 to officially launch for PS4 on June 23

Daybreak has announced that PlanetSide 2 will be deploying for PS4 on June 23. The free-to-play title has been in closed beta since January, and has been available for PC since 2012. All players will have access to the massively multiplayer first-person shooter, which is supported by in-game purchases as well as an optional membership that costs $14.99 a month. Members receive Battle Cash, discounts in the marketplace, access to exclusive promotions and double experience weekends, plus boosts for experience, certs, and resources. Director of development Andy Sites wrote up more about the impending launch at the PS Blog.

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PlayStation 4 News

PlayStation 4 version of PlanetSide 2 to enter closed beta on Jan. 20

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that their free-to-play massively multiplayer online shooter PlanetSide 2 will enter closed beta this month for PS4. The initial wave of players, numbering in the thousands, is scheduled to enter the beta on January 20. More players will be added in the coming months, with invitations set to go out in chronological order based on date of sign-up. Players who have yet to send in their info can still do so at the official site; more information can also be found in a new FAQ. A full launch is on track for later this year.

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New corporate offices and more added in Dust 514: Uprising 1.5

Massively multiplayer first-person shooter Dust 514 received a new update today, Uprising 1.5. CCP’s latest patch features revised tutorials, which are now designed around a reward- and task-given structure; a new Squad Finder that lists all available squads awaiting players, a brief description, and a latency indicator; new War Points; and new Corporation Roles, allowing CEOs and directors to assign additional offices to other corporation members (Accountant, Personnel Director, Terrestrial Combat Officer, and Terrestrial Logistics Officer). For more information on all of the tweaks, as well as what each new corporate position entails, check out the official blog and patch notes.

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SOE’s DC Universe Online, PlanetSide 2 in development for PS4

Sony Online has announced that they will be bringing two of their biggest MMOs to the PS4, DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2. As with the other versions, both will be free-to-play with optional in-game purchases. For those keeping count, that brings the total number of free-to-play MMOs on the PS4 up to three: DCUO, Dust 514, and PlanetSide 2.

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To the drop pods! CCP Games’ MMOFPS Dust 514 deploys for PS3

After months of stress testing, CCP Games’ free-to-play MMOFPS Dust 154 has transitioned from open beta to final release. The PS3 exclusive links ground-based warfare with the space-based combat of its PC MMORPG counterpart Eve Online to form a fully integrated multi-system universe known as New Eden. CCP plans to release its first update in June, followed by several “major releases” throughout the rest of the year.

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PlayStation 3 News

Prepare the drop pods! Dust 514 launching next month for PS3

?CCP Games’ upcoming massively multiplayer shooter Dust 514 is nearing completion and will be going live on May 14. The developer announced that the free-to-play PS3 exclusive will be fully integrated with New Eden, the universe of Eve Online, when it launches on PSN. As console gamers pound the ground to complete objectives and whittle away their rivals’ numbers, Eve Online players will be orbiting above, dealing with the consequences of each battle in the shared persistent universe. PC gamers will be able to lend their support in the form of helping with coordination and bombarding targets.

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