PlanetSide 2 announces its first Wikia Official Community

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Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) has joined forces with Wikia, one of the largest fan community of internet, to launch the first 'Wikia Official Community'  for the MMOFPS PlanetSide 2. Thanks to this union fans of the game will have access to a large selection of exclusive content as videos, interviews, chats, game guides among other things.

With this partnership, fans of the game can create and collaborate actively with the developers of the game, and will allow both companies to embrace and further empower their communities by creating a meaningful two-way flow of valuable information.

In addition, SOE has also designated EQ2i, one of the longest-running and well-populated Wikia sites, as its official Wiki for the popular MMO EverQuest II.

"Teaming up with Wikia was the natural next step for us in providing the necessary tools to further embrace and empower our players," said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. "This new partnership is truly about community collaboration, and Wikia's reputation and respect for its dedicated global network of players offered the ideal platform for SOE to further support its players and the community. We are excited and looking forward to the creative and compelling ways fans will utilize this custom channel to expand community engagement outside of the game."

"We are thrilled that SOE, which understands the power of the community, is launching their first of many official communities amidst our very enthusiastic and knowledgeable network of fans," said Craig Palmer, CEO for Wikia. "As our lifestyle, gaming and entertainment communities continue to grow and populate, we look forward to an active PlanetSide 2 community as a model for the best user generated collaborative content on the web."

"We want to work with vibrant, existing Wikia communities at the grass-roots level," said Linda Carlson, Director of Global Community Relations, Sony Online Entertainment. "Partnering with sites such as EQ2i serves to recognize and support the efforts of thousands of dedicated fans on Wikia, be they individuals, guilds or fan-sites. It's about time, and we can hardly wait to get started!"

Source of information: press release from Sony Online Entertainment LLC