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PS4's PlanetSide 2 Port Will Be Playable at E3 Next Month

Posted by Sammy Barker

Progress is being made

Watch Dogs and DriveClub weren’t the only games pushed out of the PlayStation 4’s launch window, as Sony Online Entertainment previously promised that PC shooter PlanetSide 2 would deploy in time for the next-gen device’s release. That never panned out, but speaking as part of a Twitch broadcast, creative director Matt Higby has confirmed that the port is making good progress – and will be playable at E3 next month.

Elsewhere in the video, the developer explained that the studio recently showed off its hard work to the folks at SCEA in Foster City, who were impressed by the title's latest build. Apparently, the game’s already running in 1080p at a “smooth” framerate, so it sounds like everything’s coming together well. Higby stressed, however, that its main goal is to nail the controls and interface, which will need to be adapted for the console release.

While you’ll get your first look at the game at next month’s convention, anyone attending the MLG championships in Anaheim a week later will be able to actually get some hands-on time with the game. There’s still no word on a release date, but judging by the studio’s comments, we reckon that it will launch at some point later this year. Are you itching to try out the free-to-play foray? Blast off in the comments section below.

[via twitch.tv]

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User Comments (14)

Demi_God

#3

Demi_God said:

I'm looking forward to this game. Can't wait till we can all download it.

KALofKRYPTON

#5

KALofKRYPTON said:

@MadchesterManc it looks similarly sized looking at PC gameplay.

Can't say I want a f2p fps. If I did, it would be Unreal Tournament, sadly my Ultrabook doesn't quite have the chops for Unreal 4!

MadchesterManc

#6

MadchesterManc said:

@KALofKRYPTON Not interested in Quake Live? its a f2p Quake 3 that runs through your web browser-ish by id. Even the computer i use in the office at work can run it ;)

KALofKRYPTON

#7

KALofKRYPTON said:

@MadchesterManc They announced at Quake con that it's going standalone soon. Not sure if the browser version will stay up (not that I've checked).

But anyway, no - all UT and no Q3 love here!

Holydiver85

#8

Holydiver85 said:

@KALofKRYPTON I'm with you looking forward to a new UT. Havent played any of the recent sequels but I spent many an hour playingthat in high school when I should have been doing homework. Haha.

I watched my brother in law play the original planetside. I wasnt too impressed but it didnt look awful.

Holydiver85

#10

Holydiver85 said:

@MadchesterManc Haha its my youth on a page. I remember the first time I played CS killed 6 guys barely out the gate and I thought "this is how god must feel when he holds a gun".

Bonus points for anyone who gets the reference.

KALofKRYPTON

#11

KALofKRYPTON said:

@MadchesterManc @holydiver85

Indeed. I pretty much abandoned PC gaming as soon as my scanline-interleaved 16mb voodoo 2s, 48(!)Mb RAM and AMD K6 became obsolete though :-P

Damn shame about UT not coming to console this time. Maybe when they've got a big bunch of user maps etc...

Holy, if you haven't tried the recent ones-UT3 is actually pretty great on PS3. Tons of mods that work for it too.

KALofKRYPTON

#14

KALofKRYPTON said:

@ReigningSemtex It's possible.

They're just starting development, and then as you probably saw, only for PC, Mac and Linux. F2P, probably fairly limited modes and other content.
Seems as if they're going to rely on the community created content. To flesh things out.
As I said, once there's enough content to warrant a PSN release, I would hope that Epic would go for it.

In these times of out of the box console streaming and gaming only getting more competitive, it really would be great to have UT around again.

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