Planetside 2 is a free to play, massively multi-player online game (MMO or MMOG), first person shooter (FPS). Gameplay involves fighting on large continent-sized maps alongside and against hundreds or thousands of other players.
As a free to play game, Planetside 2 is funded by the sale of cosmetic items / guns / and experience boosts sold using Station Cash (SC). Many items can be acquired through either SC or experience points (certs).
Gameplay takes place on a number of continents, which are fought over for control by three factions:
VS - Vanu Sovreignty TR - Terran Republic NC - New Conglomerate
A variety of weapons, aircraft, and vehicles may be used in combat.