Planetside 2 creative director has had to share the unfortunate news that Planetside 2 will not be allowing PC players to play against PS4 players. The reason for this is explained to be because of servers syncing and the extra processes necessary to patch a PS4 game in comparison to a PC game. The developers are still looking into other ways of linking the platforms other than direct cross-platform competition.
“Because of the update cadence, and the additional steps you have to go through to be able to release an update on the PlayStation network, we’re not going to be able to keep our servers in sync, so you won’t be able to just play with the same people,” Higby told Eurogamer.
“They might be a week behind in terms of patching, or a day behind or whatever it ends up being, and we can’t really have that.
“But we’re also talking about having character portability, so a PC character, you could transfer it to PlayStation 4, and then back. The character format’s the same on both, it’s just purely a matter of the server updates.”
So whilst the game will not have cross-platform play it may have character portability so you can play with the same character across platforms. What do you think of this update on the free-to-play titles port for PS4? Disappointed for lack of cross-platform play? Let us know what you think in the comments.