PlanetSide 2 is a free to play sci-fi MMO First Person Shooter set on a fictional planet in the distant future. The game launched for PC in November of 2012, and is set for a PlayStation 4 release sometime in 2014.
Three factions vie for dominion over several continents. They are the Vanu, the Terrans and the New Conglomerate, with each having access to similar, but visually and functionally different weapons and vehicles. There are several different classes with specific functions, such as Medic, Light Assault, Infiltrator, heavy Assault, and Engineers. Each class has access to different gadgets, which are the same in each faction.
The main objective of the game is to work together with your action members to capture and hold key points and facilities on the map, such as Biolabs, AMP Stations and more. The war lasts for several weeks in a mostly persistent world with restarts only 1-2 weeks apart from each other. Players have a persistent soldier profile with obtained unlocks, XP and stats preserved between rounds. Gameplay-wise it is very similar to Battlefield 4, albeit on 4 different huge continents and with more than 2000 players in total per continent. Players can join in squads led by Commanders, and even join permanent guild-like organizations which are called Outfits here.