Planetside 2 Lore
Rather than continue the original storyline of Planetside, the team at Planetside 2 have instead decided to start from a fresh slate with a “reimagined” plot for the new game. Whereas Planetside’s story may have seemed rather bare and lacking, the amount of detail and history being written for Planetside 2 is quite impressive. PSU’s Wiki has a page dedicated to Planetside 2’s lore. They have also put a timeline of events together from the details we have so far.
Notable characters from Planetside 2’s lore so far include :
Tom Connery, a space-faring explorer and later Vice President and then President of the Terran Republic. Connery leads the exploration of Earth’s fleet through the worm hole.
Henry Briggs, a xenobiologist who was recruited by Connery; together they discover the first alien artifact. Briggs later becomes the first human to directly communicate with an alien species – shortly before he commits suicide.
Brent Waterson, promoted to Provisional Commander of the fleet after Connery is assassinated. Waterson is responsible for the colonisation of Auraxis and the imposition of martial law.
There are also a number of shorts written as part of the back story that focus on finer details and are well worth a read. They are (sorted chronologically where appropriate) –