Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) globally premiered the “Death Is No Excuse” PlanetSide 2 cinematic trailer, produced by Blur Studio, last night at ChinaJoy 2012.
The CGI trailer for the award-winning upcoming massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS), PlanetSide 2, personifies the unprecedented online multiplayer gaming experience in this reimagining of the ever-popular PlanetSide franchise where players battle in massive environments alongside and against thousands of players for empire control over the planet of Auraxis.
“The ‘Death Is No Excuse’ trailer brilliantly captures the intense action and massive depth of gameplay in PlanetSide 2,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. “As we near our External Beta phase — one of the most essential chapters involved in creating a successful, AAA-quality MMOFPS — we look forward to hearing players’ reactions, feedback and comments so we can continue to refine and polish PlanetSide 2.”
“With any trailer we undertake at Blur, we strive to resonate with the audience by crafting something they haven’t seen before while also tying into the game’s core concept. PlanetSide 2 is a never-ending, grueling, grind-it-out-battle fought by thousands. There is no reprieve from the chaos; no life without war. It is a fate not even death can save you from,” said Dave Wilson, Director, Blur Studio. “This core of gameplay is what really inspired us to craft the cinematic trailer in one continuous unrelenting ride through the chaos. We wanted the journey to be exhausting, overwhelming and on a scale not familiar with traditional first person shooters. We wanted gamers to get the feeling that out there, on Auraxis, on that battlefield if you let your guard down, for even a moment, you are screwed.”
PlanetSide 2 is currently in a Pre-External Beta Technical Testing phase and will be available as Free-To-Play. Your Way.™ on PC systems via digital download later this year. Optional content will be available for purchase in the marketplace.