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New Planetside 2 PS4 details, no PS Plus required to play

Loudninja

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Greetings from the PlanetSide 2 team! We’ve had a busy start to 2014 with tons of progress being made on the PS4 version of PlanetSide 2! Getting the world’s largest FPS experience to the console is no small feat, and we have an incredibly talented, hard-working team dedicated to the cause.

Each day is a flurry of playtests, reviews, brainstorming, check-ins, and more playtesting for good measure; the progress we’ve made over the last few months has been amazing to watch.

Now the team is looking forward to an exciting summer full of events and reveals, kicking off this month at E3 and MLG Anaheim (June 20th through 22nd) with the very first hands-on playable version of PlanetSide 2 on PS4! We absolutely can’t wait for you to experience the epic scale and intensity of PlanetSide 2.
One of the best things about working on a game like PlanetSide 2 is that it’s a living, evolving game that’s constantly being updated and improved upon. In addition to work being done for PS4, the team is working on a lot of content and game systems enhancements to the live game. Some of the biggest features we’re excited to deliver in the next few months are: Hossin, our fourth full 64sqkm continent, an advanced achievement system called Directives, player-driven continent conquest/locking, and expansions to our game’s Outfits systems.

The best part? These new features will be implemented on both the PC and PS4 versions of the game, and new features and content will continually be added to the game for years to come. And did I mention, all this for a free-to-play title out of the gate — no PlayStation Plus required.
http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/06/06/new-planetside-2-ps4-details-ps-plus-required-play/
 

BigTnaples

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Nice. Really pumped for this.


We have known all along no PS+ was required though.
 

TheCanisDirus

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Finally... been waiting for this and forgot all about it! Wasn't this originally supposed to be a launch title or launch window title?
 

Wynnebeck

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PS2 for PS4 soon?

 

coolasj19

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What was the point of this PS Blog Update? There were a few details, but no release date, no window, just kinda reminding people it exists? This game was supposed to launch with the PS4 and now it has no release date the first summer afterward. This is becoming frustrating.
 

BigDug13

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I think it's a mistake rolling Planetside 2 out on PS4 with 4 full continents available on day one. I think they should be rolled out slowly as population grows, otherwise you're going to have a handful of players running around 256 sq km of land trying to shoot each other.
 

Mass Effect

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This game really needs to release soon before it gets drowned in the Fall releases or 2015, and they definitely don't want that. It would be perfect for a summer release.
 

TheCanisDirus

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This game really needs to release soon before it gets drowned in the Fall releases or 2015, and they definitely don't want that. It would be perfect for a summer release.

I second. This needs to be released asap while we are in a FPS lull. As soon as fall comes... no chance.
 

Orayn

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PS4 supports mouse/kb.. what am I missing here?

The thing you're shooting at, if you're not using KB/M. :p

But really, I can see why they'd segregate it. PS2 is a surprisingly twitchy game when it comes to close and medium ranged combat, and I understand wanting there not to be a large disparity in among the player-base due to input methods.
 

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The thing you're shooting at, if you're not using KB/M. :p

But really, I can see why they'd segregate it. PS2 is a surprisingly twitchy game when it comes to close and medium ranged combat, and I understand wanting there not to be a large disparity in among the player-base due to input methods.

Are people not aware that mouse and keyboard works on the PS4 via usb or bluetooth?

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5087/~/use-keyboard-and-mouse-with-ps4
 

GodofWine

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Im wildly (WILDLY) optimistic that they pull an E3 - its on the PSN Store NOW reveal.

WILDLY!



Planetside 2, Loadout, War Thunder, War Frame, PS+ freebies...I don't need to buy games...ever.
 

BigDug13

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Are people not aware that mouse and keyboard works on the PS4 via usb or bluetooth?

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5087/~/use-keyboard-and-mouse-with-ps4

You do realize that forced interaction with mouse/keyboard players which is what PC crossplay would be, would basically necessitate the console user hunkering over a desk to also play this game with mouse and keyboard. And then what's the point of having it on consoles at all if every gamer must play it with mouse and keyboard.

I don't care what the game supports on console, the vast majority of gamers will be playing with a controller. Because that's what console gaming is all about. Living room couch gaming and that's a lot more difficult with mouse and keyboard.
 

Orayn

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Are people not aware that mouse and keyboard works on the PS4 via usb or bluetooth?

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5087/~/use-keyboard-and-mouse-with-ps4

I'm aware that it's supported, I'm just saying that the majority of console players will still wind up using controllers and that the gap is likely to be wide and impactful enough that SOE is justified in wanting to avoid the issue altogether.

Not part of the PC crew so this will be a whole new experience to me, can't wait. Hope it releases before destiny though

I wouldn't really compare this to Destiny, to be honest. They're both nominally "MMOFPS" games, but Destiny is more along the lines of Borderlands or Diablo whereas Planetside mostly takes after Battlefield.
 

Pankratous

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Installed on PC. Not my thing but willing to give another chance. Warhawk HD please.

Warhawk in 1080p/60 (I don't mind 30 but to please others) would be amaziiiing.

Also I can't wait for PS2, I need a new shooter since BF4 turned out to be quite a let down.
 

RoboPlato

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Really interested to see how this looks and runs on PS4. Seems like one of those games that would be very difficult to port.
 

Armaros

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Big question is always goin to be stability in big fights, Espeically in places like Biolabs.

CPU optimization is going to be really key, PS2 eats CPUs.
 

shwimpy

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If you told me that was a Destiny trailer, I'd believe you. Please come out before Destiny...