That's it, PlanetSide is dead. The massively-multiplayer online first-person shooter has been switched off. Meteors rained from the in-game sky 1st July as the world ended.
John Smedley, boss of Daybreak (formerly Sony Online Entertainment), has stepped down as president and CEO of the company.
Notorious hacker group Lizard Squad has attacked Daybreak games including PlanetSide 2 in an apparent retaliation against boss John Smedley.
UPDATE 25TH JUNE: Apologies for the very late update - the EU servers are back up. This happened around 16 hours ago. There have been brief bouts of maintenance since.
Popular free-to-play sci-fi FPS PlanetSide 2 is coming to PS4 on 23rd June.
It won't even require a PlayStation Plus subscription to play with other folks.
As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, this console port will feature a the new map Koittyr.
The PlayStation 4 version of massively multiplayer first-person shooter PlanetSide 2 goes into closed beta on Wednesday, 25th March, its developer announced on the PlayStation blog.
To register your interest, head over to the PlanetSide 2 website and pop your name down. If selected, you'll get a beta voucher you can redeem on the PlayStation Store.
Sony sold PlanetSide developer Sony Online Entertainment to an investment management firm in February. The newly-independent developer was renamed Daybreak and set free to make games for non-PC and PlayStation platforms. It later suffered a round of layoffs.
UPDATE 12/02/2015 2.13am: Daybreak Games has offered its condolences to those let go in the following statement on its official forum.
Sony has sold off Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) to investment management firm Columbus Nova.
Planetside 2 now holds a Guinness World Record for biggest first-person shooter battle ever.
The triumphant PC online shooter PlanetSide 2 is nearly here on PS4 - it enters closed beta in the US later this month, 20th January.
As for Europe: "We are working on our [Sony Computer Entertainment Europe] beta submission," wrote PS2 exec producer Clint Worley on the US PlayStation blog. "It will be slightly delayed but it is on its way. Once we have a confirmed date we will let our SCEE players know. I would still recommend signing up for the beta via our webpage just to be sure."
This is the sci-fi game of huge perpetual war in an open world, where hundreds of players - up to a server cap of 2000 - do battle, on foot or in vehicles of all varieties. "This is easily one of the most ambitious online games ever," we wrote in our PlanetSide 2 PC review.
Sony Online Entertainment has been quiet on the PlayStation 4 version of massively multiplayer first-person shooter PlanetSide 2 for some time. But it's still on track for 2014 - in beta form at least.
Creative director Matt Higby told Eurogamer a beta will launch on PS4 by the end of the year. More information is expected to be announced during December's PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas. The PC version of PlanetSide 2 turns two-years-old later this month.
The PS4 version, announced in June 2013, has taken time to develop because the designers want PlanetSide 2 on PS4 to feel like a "full-on console experience" and not just a port of the PC original, Higby said.
The Hossin update for online first-person shooter PlanetSide 2 has finally been released.
Hossin, two years in the making, was released overnight as part of the game's latest update.
However, despite it being live in the game now, Hossin is incomplete.
European players of massively multiplayer online games PlanetSide 2, DC Universe Online and EverQuest 2 will have to transfer their accounts to Sony Online Entertainment in the near future.
Sony Online Entertainment has spouted a fountain of news. First and foremost, it's closing a quartet of old MMOs: Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, Wizardry Online, Free Realms and Clone Wars Adventures.
Sony is considering a scheme to move all PC Sony Online Entertainment gamers to a single subscription rate for all titles.
Sony Online Entertainment has issued a patch for massively multiplayer online shooter PlanetSide 2 that aims to optimise performance.
Optimised by the patch are the user interface, physics, sound, player processing, rendering code and other technical gubbins. The patch notes in full are over on the PlanetSide 2 website.
SOE said the patch should result in a "significant" increase in frame-rate and performance, and that many players will see a 30 per cent improvement in frame-rate.
Free-to-play shooter PlanetSide 2 launches on PlayStation 4 in early 2014, Sony has said.
Sony is exploring the possibility of letting Planetside 2 players transfer their character between the PlayStation 4 and PC versions.
Sony Online Entertainment has scrapped its plans to introduce paid-for consumable buffs, named "implants", within massively multiplayer online shooter Planetside 2.
Sony Online Entertainment's MMOFPS Planetside 2 heading to PlayStation 4, the developer has announced via its latest trailer.
In amongst all the doom and gloom of the UK high street, a Currys PC World in London (Tottenham Court Road) is trying something new - maybe even future-facing.
Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley has gone to war on Planetside 2 cheaters, calling one he banned live on Twitter a scumbag.
Warning: modify PlanetSide 2 in any way and you will be banned and lose your characters and items.
Planetside 2 launches on 20th November 2012, Sony Online Entertainment has announced.
The sci-fi MMO FPS launches on that date free to play for all, and brings to an end the closed beta and character wipes players have become accustomed to.
Meanwhile, SOE revealed that the game will launch with all three planned continents in place. Two are available in the closed beta: Indar and Esamir. On release a new, third continent, will be unlocked. Amerish is described as dark and swamp-infested - check out a video of it below. Other continents will be released after launch.
MMO shooter Planetside 2 is opening up its doors to those with beta keys this Mon, Sony Online Entertainment has announced.
SEO president John Smedley tweeted, "Looking like it's going to be Monday at 2pm for the start of Beta. Still a lot of work to do tomorrow and this weekend but looking good."
He later clarified that he was referring to PST, so that's 10 p.m. BST.
Sony Online Entertainment has released a shiny new CGI trailer for MMOFPS PlanetSide 2.
It follows the journey of a soldier who battles on Auraxis to fulfil his mission. He's got some skills, that bloke.
SOE is after beta registrants for the game. The first invited will be PlanetSide 1 players who are encouraged to update their Station Account with their most recent email address. SOE boss John Smedley took to Twitter to explain further.
Sony is accepting applications for the PlanetSide 2 beta.
You need a SOE Station account to put your name down at the revamped PlanetSide 2 website.
"Next year is going to be HUGE for Planetside 2," creative director Matthew Higby said. "We have a lot of seriously exciting stuff planned and hope you'll join us for the ride."
Sony Online entertainment has unveiled PlanetSide 2, once known as PlanetSide Next.
The massively multiplayer first-person shooter sequel was announced during SOE's Fan Faire, which kicked off last night in Las Vegas.
In its description of the game SOE mentions an online persistent world, diverse combat roles and deep skill trees. Several classic roles from PlanetSide return.
Beleaguered MMO maker Sony Online Entertainment has stalled the release of PlanetSide Next following huge lay-offs announced last week.
Sony Online Entertainment has offered Eurogamer updates on the launches of three new MMOs: The Agency, Free Realms on PS3 and PlanetSide Next, a working title.
Sony is preparing to take the wrapper off a PlanetSide sequel, comments from Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley suggest.
Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has written a blog about "What PlanetSide Next means to me", revealing the first scraps of information and possible title for the game.