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PlanetSide shutting down July 1 after 13 years of service

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After more than 13 years of inter-continental rivalry, the original PlanetSide will be shut down on July 1, Daybreak Games has announced.

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The MMOFPS game, released in May 2003, has been supported throughout its life by Sony Online Entertainment – now Daybreak Games after last year's sale to a private equity group.

In 2014, the game became free-to-play two years after the release of sequel PlanetSide 2 – also free-to-play – though received no further development or microtransactions in the following years.

Development instead has been concentrated on PlanetSide 2, which has received a number of huge updates since its 2012 release, most notably Daybreak's recent introduction of a Construction System and revamping the continent of Indar.

"While we hope you are as excited as we are about the recent changes, we do have to make a more solemn announcement," Daybreak began in their announcement. "On July 1st, at 4:00 PM PT, we will be closing the PlanetSide 1 server. PlanetSide 1 has a very important history with Daybreak Games and a special place in the hearts of those who work on its successor."

Reasons for the closure, other than the inevitable progress of time and an existing, improved version of the same game, were cited as business needs.

"While we have run the game for free since 2014, due to evolving business needs and technical requirements it has become necessary to conclude this service," Daybreak said. "We hope you will take this opportunity to enjoy the remaining time available with each other and please help us give PlanetSide 1 the sendoff it deserves."

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1 Year ago

I will always look back at planetside 1 fondly, at least the ~two first years(before the expansion). It was quite the gaming experience. Planetside 2 just didn't click for me at all, never found it fun or interesting to play beyond a few hours.

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1 Year ago

PlanetSide 1 shutting down

Very disheartening news: PlanetSide 1 closes it’s doors July 1st, 2016 at 4pm PST.

Full Article:

/r/PlanetSide Reddit thread (please comment!):

Play with us one last time!

We had an event planned for July 15-17th, but this will have to happen sooner! For the next couple weeks, we will send off PlanetSide 1 with some great battles! Weekends are the best time to play, but during the week should be very active as well!




We need your help preserving the game!

If you want to help preserve PlanetSide, please follow the instructions below:

Download the packet collector:

Launch the game using this custom launcher:

Sign up on the PSForever forums:

Submit your captures here:

PlanetSide 1 will live on through PSForever

The team has been working on a PlanetSide 1 Emulator Server for some time now. We have a working login server and character creation process. We are getting very close to getting a player avatar in-game. To follow this project and learn how you can play or contribute, follow these links:


Discord Server:


How can I assist with the PSForever development process?

If you believe you have the programming skills needed to become a developer for PSForever, send a message to PSForever Lead Developer Chord on the PSForever Forums.

Otherwise, please help us with packet collection before the final shutdown. Information can be found above.

If you don't have the time for either of these things but still wish to contribute, join the discussion on the PSForever forums or Discord server! Player feedback will be invaluable in the development of the server. Additionally, you can contribute to the PSForever Wiki! More information can be found here.