Planetside 2 on PS4 Confirmed

#1 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Planetside 2 on PS4 is confirmed, as is Free 2 Play as a business model. Hate to say I told you so. Looking forward to seeing what Free 2 Play will mean for the console gaming landscape. While I don't play Planetside 2 on PC, for some reason I think I might on PS4.

Anyways - here's the trailer.

P.S. So is DC Universe Online

#2 Edited by Andorski (5307 posts) -

Any word if this, Warframe, and any other F2P games on the PS4 will be cross-platform with PC?

#3 Edited by hughesman (312 posts) -

Neat. Surprised they are porting DCUO over as well. That game must have a decent player base or the port was very cheap to make that a good idea.

#4 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1832 posts) -

Will there be cross-platform play? Because Planetside 2 on PC is getting kind of barren.

That and I wanna see how they can optimize since PS2 is infamous for poor optimization.

#5 Edited by ArtelinaRose (1850 posts) -

I wanted to say the entire time I watched that trailer that it seemed very scripted and too dramatic to be real, but as a regular PS2 player, no, that's definitely the game and those are definitely real players speaking and playing.

#6 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1832 posts) -

@artemesia said:

I wanted to say the entire time I watched that trailer that it seemed very scripted and too dramatic to be real, but as a regular PS2 player, no, that's definitely the game and those are definitely real players speaking and playing.

"Lib taking of in 30 seconds" "How do I join a platoon"? "Sign up on our website for members benefits in our squad" "Is anyone else lagging badly?" "No just get a better computer"

Also some guy in the comments said that SOE followed their squad around so I think they followed some tacticool clan around and didn't just record regular in game chat.

#7 Edited by jayjonesjunior (1090 posts) -

Now people can't complain about no backward compatibility. :p

That and I wanna see how they can optimize since PS2 is infamous for poor optimization.

A closed platform might be just what PS2 needed.

#8 Edited by ArtelinaRose (1850 posts) -

@artemesia said:

I wanted to say the entire time I watched that trailer that it seemed very scripted and too dramatic to be real, but as a regular PS2 player, no, that's definitely the game and those are definitely real players speaking and playing.

"Lib taking of in 30 seconds" "How do I join a platoon"? "Sign up on our website for members benefits in our squad" "Is anyone else lagging badly?" "No just get a better computer"

Also some guy in the comments said that SOE followed their squad around so I think they followed some tacticool clan around and didn't just record regular in game chat.

I have been part of some pretty well organized platoons. You just have to manually join the ones that aren't named something like KILL ALL VS THEY ARE IDIOTS!!!!!!

#9 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1832 posts) -

@connerthekewlkid said:

@artemesia said:

I wanted to say the entire time I watched that trailer that it seemed very scripted and too dramatic to be real, but as a regular PS2 player, no, that's definitely the game and those are definitely real players speaking and playing.

"Lib taking of in 30 seconds" "How do I join a platoon"? "Sign up on our website for members benefits in our squad" "Is anyone else lagging badly?" "No just get a better computer"

Also some guy in the comments said that SOE followed their squad around so I think they followed some tacticool clan around and didn't just record regular in game chat.

I have been part of some pretty well organized platoons. You just have to manually join the ones that aren't named something like KILL ALL VS THEY ARE IDIOTS!!!!!!

I was too, I was part of the official 4chan clan and they were pretty good but most everybodys gone from it now.

#10 Posted by Piranesi (452 posts) -

Isn't Planetside 2 already like MAG or Warhawk? Great ambition but just lacking that something that is needed to build a large player base. Planetside 2 just feels a lot like walking around wondering where everyone went with the fun.

I'm not saying that they can't work, I'm just think they have small enough shelf life on PC (let alone consoles) until the next new thing takes away the community. PS4 is going to take a long time to grow to current-gen levels and MMOs / F2P haven't got a great track record of sustaining interest both in the players and developers. People are going to be so busy with all the flashy new stuff that only a small % will want to play an "old PC game".

#11 Edited by ArtelinaRose (1850 posts) -

@piranesi said:

Isn't Planetside 2 already like MAG or Warhawk? Great ambition but just lacking that something that is needed to build a large player base. Planetside 2 just feels a lot like walking around wondering where everyone went with the fun.

I don't get that feeling at all, there are tons of people still playing the game. I can very easily log in and find something to do.

Or maybe I am just fanboygirling because the first one took up a whooole lot of my time when I was 12-13.

#12 Posted by Quarters (1696 posts) -

This is all cool news, with them grabbing these random F2P games/MMOs. Curious to see how much that trend continues. I'll have to give some of these a shot.

#13 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1832 posts) -

@quarters said:

This is all cool news, with them grabbing these random F2P games/MMOs. Curious to see how much that trend continues. I'll have to give some of these a shot.

All of these games were already made and owned by SOE.

#14 Posted by JouselDelka (967 posts) -

I thought Dust was the Playstation's Planetside?

#15 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1832 posts) -

Whelp just tried to boot up PS2 to play of few games but another weekly 2GB patch, guess ill just sit here awhile.....

#16 Edited by awesomeusername (4182 posts) -

I thought Dust was the Playstation's Planetside?

It's PS3's Planetside. CCP said Dust won't be going to PS4.

#17 Posted by Quarters (1696 posts) -

@quarters said:

This is all cool news, with them grabbing these random F2P games/MMOs. Curious to see how much that trend continues. I'll have to give some of these a shot.

All of these games were already made and owned by SOE.

I realize that, but they still didn't have to bring it to PS4. My hope is that them doing this in-house at first will lead to them getting outsiders more.

#18 Edited by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

It'd be awesome if they could somehow make this a launch title. I really enjoyed the first one and never got to play this because of my shitty pc so this game would be sort of a selling point for me.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.