It is an MMOFPS in that you're on a huge continent that's 8 x 8 km in size. And you can move seamlessly throughout the whole continent without zone transitions of any kind.
It is free-to-play. You can pay for cosmetics, but you are able to unlock everything that matters by just playing the game.
There are 3 different factions in the game. The Terran Republic, The New Conglomerate, and the Vanu Sovereignty. The different factions fight for control over the territory and bases.
As infantry, you're able to change between 6 different classes with different roles. You can get various vehicles, from tanks to aircraft.
No other game i know of, has that much potential of tactics and teamplay on so many levels as this. Both continent wide, and more local small scale tactics.
Battles take place not between dozens of troops, but thousands; with air and ground vehicles slugging it out alongside squads of troops. Whether in open fields, tightly packed urban centers or enormous structures, planning, teamwork and communication are essential.
PlanetSide 2 features incredible continent maps with dozens of square kilometers of seamless gameplay space; every inch of which is hand-crafted, contestable space. With the territorial control meta-game, landmass has intrinsic value.
https://www.planetside2.com/homePLANNING, TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION!
In PlanetSide 2 battles can last for days or even weeks, and finally taking control of the base means it's yours until someone can take it back. Working strategically as a team to capture key tactical positions such as power plants and ammo depots have long-lasting effects that can shift the tide of battle. Victory requires strategic teamwork and a quick trigger finger to survive the massive battles.
PlanetSide 2 provides sophisticated communication tools that players need to coordinate and strategize from within and outside the game environments. From our up-to-the-minute, data driven Players site, providing the most relevant stats, map dominance information and more.