Planetside 2 on PS4 runs at 1080p, will be at E3

Creative director Matt Higby talks about where development on the MMOFPS stands.

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Sony's massively multiplayer FPS, Planetside 2, runs at 1080p on the PlayStation 4 and will be seen next month at E3.

On the latest Command Center stream on Twitch (via IGN), creative director Matt Higby talked about bringing the game up to Sony Computer Entertainment America's headquarters to show it off recently. He talked about the strides that have been made in recent months that allowed the game to be demonstrated with dozens of players playing on Indar (one of the game's three continents), adding, "We were able to demonstrate all that stuff on the PS4 running at a smooth framerate, running at 1080, so we're very happy with the progress that's being made on that."

Higby described the PS4 version as "really good" and said the biggest focus now is on optimization--presumably ensuring that framerate remains "smooth," as he describes it--and designing a user interface that works well as the game transitions from PC to console.

Plans for the game's release were discussed with Sony, but Higby gave no indication as to when that might be. He did, however, mention when players would be able to start going hands-on with the game, saying, "We will be at E3."

As E3 is a press-only event, that won't be chance for the public to play the PS4 version, but Higby said players could expect to "start seeing some hands-on videos of the game in action." Fans will get the opportunity to play the game for themselves not long after, as Higby said the game will also be at the MLG Championship Anaheim event that runs from June 20-22.

When it was announced at E3 last year, the PlayStation 4 version of Planetside 2 was expected to be available by the end of 2013. It was delayed in October until an "early 2014" release, which obviously hasn't proven to be the case. Whenever it is released, the game will, like its PC counterpart, be free-to-play.

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Discussion

224 comments
spikepigeo
spikepigeo

This game... smooth framerate... on the PS4... at 1080p. You can get your hopes up. Can. Shouldn't.


Can't wait to see a 2000 person Crown battle on this. *chug chug chug chug*  <--- framerate

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

Where could i get a good PC gaming?? I'm getting tired of the consoles.

Techtroll
Techtroll

This game should have been out months ago along with deep down. Sony has been super slow with bringing their f2p exclusives, not impressed so far.

ferna1234
ferna1234

will run on 1080p, but with no complex shadows or ambient oclusion and advanced lightning q:

wexorian
wexorian

downgrade version ofc and i hardly think that ps4 will be able to handle 400 player together on 1 screen

zerofrust
zerofrust

"smooth framerate" eh ? lol 

doraemon1987
doraemon1987

An old game that can barely run at 1080p on the "latest gen" console.

Sad

billlabowski
billlabowski

1080p at low quality spec? Seems about right.

golden1elite
golden1elite

Thank god it is 1080P!!!  I know that is the only thing that matters.  Who cares about gameplay, or story, or that they tack this "free to play label on to a game like it is a title"...  it is not free to play I payed to play it when I bought the game, or micro transactions squeezing every penny out of my pocket.  But im so happy that we have 1080P! my life is complete and full.

Centurion95
Centurion95

Shame we cant have the PC and PS4 player base on the same set of servers, finally get the PC/console war started properly, winner claims Auraxis

jayjay444
jayjay444

Didn't like the PC version but I loved the scale of the game, I'll give it a try when it's out on PS4 but the bigger games coming out i'm more looking forward to, Halo 2 remake, Witcher 3, Dragon Age 3, Destiny, Watch dogs, The last of us remake, etc etc, good time to be a gamer. 

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

1080P but is it 60 frames per second ?

andyng211
andyng211

Why it's 2014 and 1080p on the lastest console still an expensive thing to achieve?

Hagan
Hagan

This game is boring as hell on PC why the hell are they porting it over to PS4?

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

@adkcrazox  Learn how to construct a sentence first, then worry about gaming.


If you're so tired of it, then just get a PC.

jim_peterson
jim_peterson

Obviously never seen a PS4 game. The system is capable of incredible lighting effects, it's one of the more impressive aspects of the console. Infamous SS and Killzone Shadowfall have the best lighting I've seen in any games and Tomb Raider on the PS4 has better lighting than the PC version on ultra with all the effects turned on (just look at the comparison videos)

And I'm saying this as a PC gamer with a far more powerful rig than both next gen systems.

jim_peterson
jim_peterson

Uh, you do realise Planestside 2 is one of the more hardware demanding games on PC right?

jim_peterson
jim_peterson

You do realise PS2 is one of the more hardware demanding games on PC right?

blackace
blackace

@billlabowski FPS is going to be a nightmare. They said it was running smoothly, but how many people were on the server at the time? 4 ot 5? Once you get 50-60 players on the screen as once this game is going to crawl, especially at 1080p resolution.

nobody490
nobody490

@Centurion95 Console players may do well in vehicles but they will get torn to pieces as foot soldiers.

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

PC would've won easily. Not being an elitist but there was a game that actually tried this. The PC just dominated the console players and the game was shut down shortly after. If the ps4 version can't pump 60 FPS the PC would have a upper advantage from that alone.

Edit: ninja'd.

billlabowski
billlabowski

@Centurion95  PC gamers will destroy console gamers. You can't stick those two together, MK/B destroys controllers every time. Microsoft tried it with Shadowrun Returns. They scrapped that quick because mediocre PC gamers were destroying MLG ranked gamers.

tom2750
tom2750

@jayjay444  uncharted 4? final fantasy 15? the order 1886? alien isolation? kingdom hearts 3? and many more?

cherublvl99
cherublvl99

@demonkingx5  Seriously now, I think those stuff shouldn't get that attention witch you guys are giving, you should just pay attention in the fun.

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

If it was it would be advertised all over the article.

cherublvl99
cherublvl99

@andyng211  Why it's 2014 and Great AAA exlcusives like Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5, Quantum Break... still a though thing to achieve from the best exclusives sucessor?

mr_nee
mr_nee

@andyng211 if not for bone, they wouldn't mention 1080p in every single Sony article

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

And i am going to get a gaming PC, I saw one that i fell in love with for 2,500.

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

If you are saying the PS4 has better graphics than the PC... Then you aren't a PC gamer and your rig is a "gaming" laptop...

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@blackace @billlabowski  considering my 2011 macbook pro can run planetside 2 I am going to have to disagree with you. ps4 is way more powerful than this macbook too.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@tom2750 @jayjay444  etc etc I said at the end mate and I can't stand uncharted it's the most over rated game iv'e ever played but FF 15 looks epic, on PS I want a new God of war and a new Resistance, I think Resistance is underrated. 

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

@adkcrazox  


If you're willing to spend 2,500$ on a pre-built PC. You are better off with the sheep and go console.

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

Building a PC looks hard to me.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@adkcrazox  u can build a rig which can play games on ultra at 4k for a lot less than 2500.

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

@bldgirsh  The person said that the PS4 is capable of a lot, not that it's better than a PC.


Maybe you should learn how to read, basement dweller.