For a new MMO that's supposedly launching this year, we've heard precious little about the tentatively titled PlanetSide Next
so far. Today, our knowledge grows by an inch as PlanetSide Universe
got its hands on an exclusive picture of one of the new ships of the game, the Reaver.
Like the ships in other screenshots we've seen, this is a model and not necessarily representative of the actual vehicle in-game. Still, it definitely looks like it means business, and evokes the image of modern attack helicopters minus the rotor blades.
SOE's John Smedley has talked up this MMO sequel
as having "massive battles on a scale no other FPS will touch." The studio is looking at late Q1/early Q2 2011 for a release window
for the game. The first beta testers will be current PlanetSide players
, so if you want to get a look at the future, it may behoove you to jump on board the present.