MMOFPS PlanetSide 2 coming to PlayStation 4

MMO game DC Universe Online also coming to PS4 later in 2013.

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Sony Online Entertainment will be releasing its massively multiplayer online first-person shooter PlanetSide 2 on the PlayStation 4, the company has said.

The company will also be releasing the MMO game DC Universe Online on the PS4. Both games will be released as free downloads later this year, though Sony would not give a precise date.

PlanetSide 2 was released on the PC at the end of 2012, whereas DC Universe Online launched for the PlayStation 3 and PC back in 2011 as a full-priced subscription title that went free-to-play later the same year.

Since its release, DC Universe Online has seen numerous DLC expansions, with the latest released in May 2013 and featuring a continuation of the game's storyline and a new set of Quantum powers.

Sony will release the PlayStation 4 later in 2013.

Discussion

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dra6o0n
dra6o0n

You need a playstation plus subscription for ANY online multiplayer.

This includes f2p MMOs, subscription MMOs (if there is any), and even online minigames on the cheap indie games you buy on the PSN.


Yes, if you want to play tetris against a friend, you both have to have PS+.

duuuuuuude1
duuuuuuude1

Love this game...was bummed I couldn't handle it on my PC.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Now the only other game I wanna see SOE bring to the PS4 is wizardry online!  MAKE IT HAPPEN SONY!!!

SpookyHoobster
SpookyHoobster

I still have a question I would really like answered. Will this be cross platform as in PC players fight against PS4 players or will PS4 players get their own servers. I'm very interested in this because as it stands the PC doesn't have enough people playing this game and I'd like a merge.

BlueRaptor7
BlueRaptor7

Wow, let's put another nail in the coffin for Microsoft. I have had an Xbox 360 since launch, been an XBL sub. for almost a decade, and it seems like their time has finally come. I'm going to really miss the M$'s controller, but I will get over it eventually. 

shruteshkumar
shruteshkumar

Oooh so now PS4 gamers too can pay $5 for every gun upgrade!!

Amazing, welcome to the party guys! :D

eldermic
eldermic

wow, games really do sell systems. I'm not at all excited about all of these social features on the XBone. I've always wanted to play planetside, but dont have a computer that will run it. Now, I'm considering switching over to the PS side.

spindie
spindie

Ps2 kinda sux, planetside 1 however was a masterpiece..

dillon-peters
dillon-peters

ok i dont have a pc to run this proplerly so i never got it even though i wanted to so badly. but now that i hear this im so pumped cause i already know ill be buying a ps4 at launch so now ill have a good launch game that i dont even have to pay for!!!! heck yeah.

St0Ne4Ge
St0Ne4Ge

I just heard in the last few days about Warframe, Blacklight and now Planetside 2 coming to PS4, Sony are on fire at the moment. I look forward to seeing what else they have up their sleeves at E3.

goat_god_3
goat_god_3

This is my favorite game at the moment.. Super stoked!

Livin' free in the NC

ROEG-GAMER
ROEG-GAMER

Planet Side 2 is a awesome free to play game, thats great news. Get ready for massive battles on the  PS4.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

When the big adverts start appearing, Sony should have one that simply says "Ours comes with free games."

Merseyak
Merseyak

oh yeah i like it i like it SONY TAKE BACK THAT THRONE!!!

AlphaWolF_J
AlphaWolF_J

AS a PC gamer with a ps3 this is a very good call :)

cross platform play would be the icing on the cake

RealKilla_789
RealKilla_789 moderator

I love Planetside 2.  I was just thinking the other day, "This game is published by SOE, why aren't they bringing this to the PS4." Well here we are.

justinka777
justinka777

its cool that they said the F2P would have more of a role in the PS4 and right off the bat they are making good on that. on a different note I would love it if they tweaked the vehicle controls to be more controller friendly for this version. I wonder if you will be able to import your current equipment from your PC account to this one. 

NightmareP3
NightmareP3

Somewhat dissaponted they won't do cross-platform play. I know people with M&K would have a somwhat unfair advantage over the guys with a ps4 controller but it would've been so awesome if they did it. Being able to play with buddies on PS4 and PC together in one big epic game would've been sweet.

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

Now PS4 just need Guild War 2 and RuneScape to complete the MMO domination.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

I just wished there was some sort of goal in PS2 other than ranking up your character. There is no win status which kind of makes that game feel pointless.

wexorian
wexorian

Now if Riot will release LoL to consoles somehow that will be bigger bomb :)

GrandChahee
GrandChahee

@dra6o0n  Really??? Because I played Dust 514 without a playstation plus subscription and thats Free-to-Play.

D0cs
D0cs

@SpookyHoobster The devs have said it's unlikely, but at least from the advertisement of the PS4 version a lot of players will become aware of the game.

travo0159
travo0159

@eldermic The game is worth a try, being free and all, but don't let them fool you with the whole F2P, the game really encourages you to use that credit card

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@NightmareP3 With it being present from the start, I could imagine Planet Side 2 on PS4 having a fairly huge userbase after a while.

NightmareP3
NightmareP3

@Grimkillah MMORPGs with a controller would be like trying to controll a nuclear submarine all alone and with no experience. 

D0cs
D0cs

@SDBusDriver1979 Yeah, that's definitely something they're going to be working on. Once they have the new continent in they're planning on implementing continent locking, so with that will likely come an intercontinental progression system. 


Plus they're going to be revamping the facility bonuses and the resource system so owning certain territories is much more important. On top of that with the new lattice system and defence changes it makes the fights a lot more long lasting an meaningful, rather than a game of whack a mole.


Right now though they're adding in new Alerts like capturing a continent or as many biolabs/amp stations/tech plants as possible for a massive XP bonus.

NightmareP3
NightmareP3

@SDBusDriver1979 I actully like that about PS2 alot, it makes the game less stressfull and more fun, also they did add an alert system  which gives objectives to all empires every few hours, example : "hold the most amount of teretory for 2 hours on continent X and win" or "capture these 3 bio labs to win"

HaloinventedFPS
HaloinventedFPS

@wexorian Never going to happen, Tencent (owners of LOL) won't let Sony take a cut from their microtransactions

Same Reason Diablo 3 on consoles won't have a RMAH,  Since Sony would have wanted a nice cut per sale

D0cs
D0cs

@y3ivan @shruteshkumar It varies, there's now a lot more guns for $2.50 and $5 since they reduced the cert and SC costs for a lot of them. Plus the revolver is $7, the $20 one is just a gold re-skin that is exactly the same otherwise. You can even put any camo onto the normal one anyway.


On top of that most people just wait for the double/triple station cash days that happen fairly often and the new sales for weapons that are on every day to get them at a faction of that cost.

naz99
naz99

@travo0159 @eldermic No, no it doesnt...aside from xp or resource boosts that you can buy, it is visual items only and the guns are sidegrades, not upgrades that give you an advantage.

In this this game there is absolutely no reason to spend money.i was 150 hours in before i decided to drop some cash,not because i needed to but because i wanted to support the game that i was enjoying so much.

Any game that is F2P nowadaysalways brings in peole crying PAY 2 WIN!!...that may have been true a few years ago but not now.

Abekrie
Abekrie

@spindie @St0Ne4Ge Have you tried all three of those games with an open mind while you played them? Just saying that are bad isn't as informative as if you explained why they are terrible in your view.

spindie
spindie

@ROEG-GAMER @AlphaWolF_J Yeah that would be nice but the PC gamers would wreck the console gamers, they did tests a while back and the top pc gamers vs the top console gamers.. The results were that the console gamers couldn't hold a candle to the PC gamers. A computer mouse is by far the most efficient aiming device

AskanTale
AskanTale

@NightmareP3 @Grimkillah look at all these idiots forgot to think that controls can altered for console controller. example ff14, dc universe. jus like language can be translated.

AlphaWolF_J
AlphaWolF_J

@HaloinventedFPS @Grimkillah Dude the last time i plug my mouse and keyboard in to my ps3 they work just fine, cant see the issue here ,not difficult to have it as an option you know