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Submitted by Orpheus 867d ago | news

E3 2012: “Next-Gen” Planetside 2 Powered By The GeForce GTX 670

geforce.com : To kick things off we visited Sony Online Entertainment’s booth to check out the eagerly anticipated Planetside 2, a free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter that sees over 1,000 players duke it out simultaneously for control of resource-generating bases. Creative Director Matt Higby gave us a quick rundown of the game and then dived straight into the tech, extolling the virtues of the game’s internally developed engine before detailing NVIDIA’s involvement with the project: (PC, Planetside 2)

GraveLord  +   867d ago
$399 is the minimum price for a GTX 670. Ouch.
NYC_Gamer  +   867d ago
That's cheap for the performance the 670 offers
Ravenor  +   867d ago
Its an article from geforce.com of course they are going to plug the latest and greatest silicon coming out of Nvidia.

I'm sure Planetside 2 will run acceptably on mid range to high end 400 and 500 series cards with minor adjustments. The game wont play any worse if they don't have the real time cloud shadows box ticked.
beerkeg  +   867d ago
Exactly, it's business and the devs are hardly going to use budget cards if they want to show it to the absolute best they can.

It's common practice to use the best hardware available to show off games, it doesn't mean it won't be playable on lesser hardware.
Swiftfox  +   867d ago
In a recent developer interview it was made known that the machines used for the trails of Planetside 2 at E3 were using high-end PC hardware. They also informed the viewers that they are doing all they can to allow for compatibility with a wide range of settings and hardware. I'm sure they will release more information as the Beta gets going and they can start to test a wide range of user builds.
GamingPerson  +   867d ago
Sony's first next gen game!
xursz  +   867d ago
Very good observation.
;]
GamingTruth  +   867d ago
meaning that their real next gen is gonna make this look and seem last gen
Orpheus  +   867d ago
Arma 3
Planetside 2
Crysis 3
Metro Last Light

--------- All are nVIDIA :Meant To Be Played titles, except Crysis 3 all use PhysX ...... AMD is up for a bumpy ride :S
beerkeg  +   867d ago
I don't know, I've got a 6850 and I haven't run into any problems playing games that are on the Made to be Played with nVIDIA campaign or whatever it's called.

I have got my eye on a 570 though, either in the next few months or when prices fall through the floor. I might wait even longer and see what gets sold cheap in the January sales.

EDIT:@Orpheus

Yeah I remember when Doom 3 came out and I got a 6800gt to play it, I was gobsmacked at the time. Great card, but the same could be said for the 9800 pro that I got to play Far Cry lol.
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Orpheus  +   867d ago
Meant to be played doesnt necessarily mean you are going to run into problems with AMD cards , it just means there is higher probability of it running better on a nVIDIA card which in turn means more sales for nVIDIA , remember Doom3 alone increased the sales of 6800 ULTRA .. Meant to be played campaign is at least one of the reasons you got your eyes on the 570 :P
WeskerChildReborned  +   867d ago
Hoping Planetside 2 will be on Next Gen Playstation.
DigitalAnalog  +   867d ago
IMO,
Sony shouldn't be afraid to let it's exclusives be available on PC as it's a market similar to that of the mobile devices (not casually). This way, developers are able to get more money out of their work (such as Remedy). Imagine Uncharted, KZ and Resistance at 1080p 60fps, just thinking about it makes me giddy.

As for PS2, it's shaping up to be a really awesome shooter. Persistant with more than 1000+ players online - it's definitely something I have yet to try.
GamingTruth  +   867d ago
if it was possible to do then it would but obviously its not those games are only possible period on ps3, 1080p 60fps would be nice, just not with mario nes graphics
Ravenor  +   867d ago
As they are...yes you're right. Ported to x86, you're going to find corridor shooters like Killzone 3 and the Uncharted series aren't as taxing as you think they are.

I've read some of your comments, you come off as a insecure teenager. I would write you off as another pre pubescent troll, but all your comments seem to point to the idea that you actually believe your brand of nonsense.

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