has partnered with Major League Gaming
in order bring the world of competitive e-sports to PlanetSide 2
. "Over the next few months, the PlanetSide 2
and MLG teams will work closely to develop ideal competitive gameplay features and settings to showcase the massively multiplayer online first-person shooter," according to a press release.
Neither company has specified what those features and settings might be, but PS2
creative director Matt Higby
and SOE CEO John Smedley
have long maintained that the firm was developing its sci-fi shooter sequel with an eye on the competitive gaming arena.
SOE and MLG will also collaborate to create original programming, with a broadcast schedule due "in the coming weeks."