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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 6:17PM HokieKC said

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I'm glad to hear they are still working on this game, but didn't Smedley just five months ago say Planetside Next would be in beta by now?

And they just hired this executive producer last month? They've just recently expanded the development team?

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 6:45PM Slayblaze said

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@HokieKC, yeah but they had that recent shake-up that threw off their development schedules for this and a couple other games. Even though Sony increased development resources to PlanetSide Next, which you'd think would reduce the development time, it actually increased it instead. Supposedly because more manpower on the team now allows them to add features that the smaller team would have been unable to get done in a reasonable amount of time.

It almost makes sense... almost.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 6:57PM HokieKC said

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@Slayblaze - I've found that if you multiple 1.5 by whatever timeline SOE and Smedley gives is a pretty accurate formula.

For example, 'monthly' for SOE really means six weeks. Or Planetside Next should be in beta by 'Q2 2011' really means sometime between late June and mid-August.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 7:00PM SKYeXile said

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@HokieKC
Yea, if they want the release of the game this year, they should really be starting beta June-Aug, certainly no later than aug.
but anyway, its good news that they plan to build off the original, rather than try to resdesign.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 8:13PM ed anger said

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3 renderings do not equal a game, this is complete vaporware as far as im concerned. we'll be lucky if we see something by 2012, if ever... they were working on The Agency for four years lol

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 8:35PM SKYeXile said

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@ed anger I counted 5 renders.
But seriously...even if the game was complete... they would not be showing us every model. You're probably still right though, I doubt we will see a 2011 release.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 11:11PM cerebrix said

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so who's the producer on this one?

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