Can the PlayStation 4 Handle SOE's PlanetSide 2?
Posted by Sammy Barker
Company president hints that it can
PlanetSide 2 is a taxing free-to-play first-person shooter for the PC that requires a fairly robust machine to run. Despite the Sony Online Entertainment developed title being rumoured for the PlayStation 4 for a while, many have questioned whether the MMO will actually work on the next generation machine. Fortunately, president John Smedley has taken to Twitter to alleviate those concerns.
Asked directly by a fan if the PS4 is powerful enough to cope with such a gigantic game, Smedley responded with a smiling emoticon, suggesting that the team's got a solution up its sleeve. Earlier in the year, the executive revealed that the studio is “very excited” for the next generation console and that you “should read into that what you will”. It’s not like the port wouldn’t make business sense for SOE – it’s noted on multiple occasions that the PS3 version of DC Universe Online is actually the most popular.
As such, we fully expect PlanetSide 2 to make an appearance at E3. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida recently mentioned that the platform holder is working on a free-to-play title for the PS4, and seeing as SOE sort of fits underneath that umbrella, we’re guessing that this is what he was referring to.