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Trivia / PlanetSide

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  • Follow-Up Failure: The developers of Planetside 2 began shifting resources and manpower to a new sequel to the Planetside franchise called Plantside Arena. From the very beginning it was met with controversy as a blatant cash-grab that sought to copy the then-popular Battle Royale format. The game underperformed upon release, and was later shut down entirely.
  • Meme Acknowledgement: Planetside's devs on reddit have been shown to enjoy memes made by the PS2 community.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Wrel, once a player of Planetside 2, was hired by the dev team.
  • Prop Recycling: Planetside 2 assets are re-used en-masse for Planetside Arena.
  • What Could Have Been: Nexus, a small alpine map, was intended to re-introduce the Battle Island concept from Planetside into Planetside 2. It was never added to the game, but the next map in the plan, Desolation, was added to the game in March 2020.
    • Game files reveal that additional voice lines were available for the characters. There were also various other weapons, but the concepts were later scrapped. The idea of additional anti-vehicle sunderer weapons was introduced, but also scrapped by the devs.
    • The NC MAX never got the flamethrower that the trailer showed. Partially averted much later on, as the flamethrower in the game now exists as the M 4 F Pillager on the TR flash.