Advanced warfare

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.