Sony Online Entertainment has posted a blog update on the official homepage for PlanetSide 2, their upcoming massively multiplayer first-person shooter.
PlanetSide 2 is a direct sequel to Planetside, a game that revolutionized the way we player FPS games in the massively multiplayer space. PlanetSide 2 has been generating excitement for the past year or so since SOE announced the game during their annual Fan Faire event last year.
Today, the team has unveiled The Liberator; a massive, armored gunship that can be piloted in PlanetSide 2. The Liberator has mid-range armor and some pretty heavy firepower, but moves quite slowly which will definitely balance the ship. The Liberator features some intense weaponry options, including a 150mm cannon, 30mm gatling gun and a pilot-operated forward facing nose cannon.
The Liberator is an armored gunship capable of wreaking havoc on ground forces. The primary weapon on the Liberator is a downward facing gun emplacement operated by a passenger. This emplacement has several different options such as an armor devastating 150mm cannon or a shredding 30mm Gatling gun. The pilot also operates a fixed forward nose cannon.
While less effective than the primary weapon, the pilots weapon can engage from a farther distance and both weapons used in conjunction can be even more devastating. While it has medium armor the Liberator is slow and particularly vulnerable to enemy air superiority fighters.
For more on PlanetSide 2, check out http://www.planetside2.com/ and be sure to register for the upcoming beta.