PlanetSide 2 is a free massively multiplayer online first person shooter which the developers Sony have confirmed. Will be released on Mac. In PlanetSide 2, the balance of power constantly shifts between three warring factions - Terran Republic, New Conglomerate and Vanu Sovereignty - over control of the planet Auraxis.
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An IMG reader recently informed us of a Reddit Ask Me Anything session with Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. During the discussion of development on PlanetSide 2, Smedley revealed that the FPS MMO sequel will be coming to Macs sometime after the launch of the PC version.RadioActiveLobster: You seem to share a view with other Industry Veterans (GabeN, Blizzard, Notch) that Windows8 is not going to be a good thing for the PC Gaming World.
What are some of the specific reasons and what should M$ be doing to improve PC Gaming instead of seemingly actively trying to destroy it. Are we going to see Planetside 2 Linux at some point if M$ doesn't get their act together
smedley: I absolutely strongly share that view. No you aren't going to see PS2 on Linux. You will see it on Mac though.
Zweihanders: at Launch or later on for Mac?
smedley: later to my great sadness. hopefully not too much later. Download livescribe desktop for mac. I love my iMac and my Retina MBP
About PlanetSide 2:
PlanetSide 2 takes all the groundbreaking features from the original game – massive multiplayer battles, distinct empires to rally around, and enormous continents where intense ground and air combat unfolds – and adds features that modern gamers have come to expect out of the FPS and MMO genres. With advanced technology, years of gamer feedback, and a new SOE proprietary MMO game engine called Forgelight™, PlanetSide 2 offers a truly competitive and visceral FPS experience with massive warfare, massive customization and massive community.
Across the continents of Auraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With a an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles can last for days or weeks, so players will need to build alliances and specialized combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives. With air and ground combat, the battles will be larger and more intense than ever.Learn more at the links below.
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Welcome to the “Planetside 2” for Mac game page. This page contains information + tools how to port this game so you can play it on your Mac just like a normal application.
This game is not available in the Porting Kit yet. Porting Kit is the new application which “ports” the game to your Mac. The video and download links in the slider are outdated and won’t work on OS X 10.11+. Fortunately there is way to fix/update it, install the game with the Porting Kit using this video instruction. Or when you use the Crossover application the Crosstie below (when available).
Use this CrossTie to install the game in Crossover and start the fun! Make sure Crossover is installed before downloading/running the CrossTie.
Planetside 2 is a Massive online first person shooter. Battles take place not between dozens of troops, but thousands; with air and ground vehicles slugging it out alongside squads of troops. Whether in open fields, tightly packed urban centers or enormous structures, planning, teamwork and communication are essential. PlanetSide 2 features incredible continent maps with dozens of square kilometers of seamless gameplay space; every inch of which is hand-crafted, contestable space. With the territorial control meta-game, landmass has intrinsic value.
Additional Port Information:
Tested Graphical Cards: AMD Radeon 6770M graphics card 512 MB and Intel Graphics HD 4000
Whats tested: Starting the game and playing multiple multiplayer games.
Does Multiplayer work?: Yes
OSX 10.7.5 and 10.8.2+ compatible?: yes
Known Issues: Mentioned above
Whats not tested: what is not mentioned here.
Technical Support:Crossover game forum