Europe Gets Retail Version of PlanetSide 2
PlanetSide 2, the sci-fi MMOFPS from ProSiebenSat.1 Games, may be a free-to-play downloadable title, but Europeans are getting a full retail version next month. This physical boxed version will sell for £7.99 and won't affect the free-to-play version at all; it's just an additional option.
So why pony up the cash when everyone else is enjoying the game for free? Well, the retail version will include a whole slew of bonus goodies.
In addition to all the current updates and expansions, this edition comes with exclusive Golden SMGs for all three empires. You have the Vanu Sovereignty Eridani SX5-G, which "excels in close quarter combat situations;" the New Conglomerate AF-4 Cyclone-G, which "has a higher damage output than most weapons in its class;" and the Terran Republic SMG-46 Armistice-G, which "features a fast rate of fire and larger than average ammunition capacity."
There are also some neat bonuses, like a 7-day 50% XP booster for yourself, a 3-day 50% XP booster to give to a friend, and 1000 SevenCash/Station Cash, which is basically worth the price of admission on its own.
The PlanetSide 2 retail edition launches on August 16.