Planetside 2 will soon receive its fourth continent: the steamy swampy hell of Hossin. The new locale will be deployed onto the public test server in a matter of days, in advance of its full rollout.
"For those of you not lucky enough to check out Hossin at SOE Live this week," Creative director Matt Higby tweeted yesterday, "Hossin will be released on Public Test this week as well!"
Details are thin on the ground, but by the looks of things, Hossin will present the three factions with a unique challenge in terms of transportation and logistics. Thick canopy cover will likely make air power less effective, while bodies of stagnant water will encourage infantry operations over tank zergs. "They're in the trees, man! They're in the trees!"
The desert continent of Oshur and volcanic Seras are tipped to follow, but don't hold your breath. Sony Online Entertainment will need to make sure that player populations are well-balanced over the four continents before even considering adding another one. [via PCGamesN]