The MMOFPS, Planetside 2, is an incredibly good looking game especially on maximum settings. The development team at Sony Online Entertainment believe that they can manage to get these incredible graphics onto the PS4 when it’s released for the system during it’s launch window at the end of the year.
“Our plan right now is to basically take the PC game with maximum settings and have that be running on the PS4,” confirmed Matt Higby, creative director on the game.
“So there won’t be any limitations in terms of number of players, there won’t be any limitations on the maps – so you aren’t going to get any dumbed down maps or anything like that.”
“The only change to the core gameplay of PlanetSide 2,” says Higby, “is its interface – which is the only mouse-heavy part of the game.”
“The biggest difference that you’ll see is going to be interface elements,” he said, “they’ll be customised to work better with a console controller and other tweaks that make things work on a console game.”
“But there won’t be any core gameplay mechanic changes that make PlanetSide what it is. You’ll still have thousands of players per continents, all the vehicles and really deep character progression – all that stuff is going to remain intact.”
With the title staying as a free-to-play MMO when released on PS4 it is going to be very exciting to see how this well received PC game does when it comes to consoles. We at VGU are incredibly excited. Having spent some time with the PC version, it is easily one of our favourite FPS games at the moment and when the PS4 is released this will undoubtedly be one of our most played games.
What do you think of Planetside 2? Are you excited to play the high-fidelity shooter when it is released at the end of the year on the PS4? Let us know in the comments.