Planetside goes underground

Ubisoft and Sony Online Entertainment sign an exclusive publishing deal for PlanetSide: Core Combat.

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Planetside goes underground
Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers today announced that it is has signed an exclusive agreement with Sony Online Entertainment to publish PlanetSide: Core Combat, the first expansion for the popular massively multiplayer online first-person action game, PlanetSide. PlanetSide has already attracted more than 60,000 subscribers worldwide. The expansion will focus on alien technology discovered deep in underground caverns, adding more vehicles, weapons and battlegrounds under the planet Auraxis. PlanetSide: Core Combat will be released on the 21st November 2003.

"This expansion has been eagerly awaited by all PlanetSide fans," said Florence Alibert, EMEA Marketing Director, Ubisoft. "PlanetSide: Core Combat adds a new style of gameplay to PlanetSide with head-to-head urban warfare and a brand new dimension for players to master in PlanetSide's all-hours-of-the-day online conflict"

About PlanetSide: Core Combat

    PlanetSide: Core Combat brings the action of PlanetSide, the world's first massively multiplayer online first-person action game, underground. With more gameplay options for players in PlanetSide's vast game world where thousands of players can battle all hours of the day, PlanetSide: Core Combat takes squad-based combat to the next level. Players choose their allegiance and enlist with one of three unique empires in the fight for total domination on a global scale. Characters gain experience with every conflict, and can become one of the best in more than 30 combat specialties, including infantry, sniper, stealth commando, engineer, hacker, medic, pilot, driver and more.

    PlanetSide: Core Combat also features:

    • Expanded game world with six new war zones

    • New ancient alien technology, vehicles and weapons available to all Empires and players

    • Head-to-head urban warfare in subterranean cities

    • Unique alien complexes to explore and conquer

    • New underground environments from volcanic lava flows to ice caverns

    • Ancient technology can be used by all Empires to upgrade existing surface level facilities