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Planetside 2 On PS4: 'Looks Like PC On Max Settings,' Supports Vita Remote Play

Gameinformer sat down with Planetside 2's executive producer Clint Worley and senior art director Tramell Isaac to talk about why their work is something prospective PlayStation 4 owners should be excited about. For those that aren't up on the PC title, Planetside 2 offers a persistent war with three enormous maps, three factions, and approximately 2,000 players in a combat zone at a time. Planetside annihilates the competition in terms of scope. (PC, Planetside 2, PS Vita, PS4)

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Chuk5  +   893d ago
I've wanted to play this game for so long, didnt have a pc.
Hopefully PS2 is at ps4 launch
OlgerO  +   893d ago | Funny
Lol was confused by that last sentence for a few seconds XD
jjb1981  +   893d ago
As was I...
PLASTICA-MAN  +   893d ago
I hope they include the Physx effects too. They add an extra push to the game !

My pc is core i7 with GTX 660 and 8 gigs of RAM and can barely run the game at max with a resolution of 1366x 768 with very choppy framerates. Very resource hungry game.
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papashango  +   893d ago
I don't play it anymore but I have no doubt the PS crowd will enjoy this one.

I switched from BF3 to PS2 and never looked back.

I played BF3 on Ultra 100+fps 64 player servers so it says alot about how well made PS2 is.

I truly believe PS2 Incorporates what should be the de facto Free 2 play pricing model for First Person Shooters. The only other F2P game that compares is League Of Legends.
nikrel  +   893d ago
@ Plastica-Man

I do not have issues with the game.

i5-3570k 3.4
16gb ram
GTX 660 Ti

And I run at 1080p high everything physx enabled just fine.
IaMs12  +   893d ago
Nice, i hope this means that they optimized the game better and that the PC version will see better performance due to this. My HD 7950 has some issues with it at times.
stragomccloud  +   893d ago
Me too. I wonder if that was intentional.
spdarksky  +   893d ago
@ Plastica-Man

i doubt Physx will be available in any console on any game at any time. Reason: PhysX = NVidia Exclusive.. XBone/PS4 = AMD..

How can your Corei7 and GTX660Ti have a problem? My Corei7 & GTX560 Ti runs fine all max w/ PhysX..
Angeljuice  +   892d ago
It has been confirmed that PS4 does indeed run PhysX, I don't know if it's a dedicated chip but I read several times that a licence had been granted to Sony for the PS4.
spdarksky  +   892d ago

I've read a few articles regarding PhysX for PS4. It's true and i do agree with Angeljuice, but only until certain extent. AMD won't have the CUDA tech to run NVidia PhysX, BUT!

By using middleware provided by NVidia it certainly can. Hack, currently PC running on AMD can process PhysX, but not all features will be available.

PhysX running on non-CUDA hardwares in my opinion will only be like a Limited PhysX features. So all bells and whistles that makes PhysX uniquely different than Havoc will not be available. As a more complex PhysX features requires a CUDA tech/hardwares.
Ju  +   891d ago
How do you know it runs on the CPU? All it needs is a compute framework. For all we know NVidia might have ported PhysX to OpenCL or Sony's own low level compute language. Just because it is available for PS4 doesn't mean it runs on the CPU. CUDA is just another compute API.
HammadTheBeast  +   893d ago
Set for this year, so I'm assuming if not launch then in about a month after.

PS2 at Max graphics looks amazing especially at the night time with lasers everywhere.
Blackdeath_663  +   893d ago
yeah planetside 2 i think is the game where i will use the share button the most because so much crazy stuff goes on in that game
Reverent  +   893d ago
It will be awesome. I couldn't play PS2 on very high graphical settings so this should be nice.

Speaking of the share button... I was playing BF3 last night on Omen, my buddy spawned on me as I was being surrounded by at least 4-5 guys, and as I stared dumbfounded, my buddy just blows through everyone with a shotgun, and the last guy to die glitched out so that right as he was shot, he just flew into the sky as his body flailed about.

I really f**king wish I had that share button.
waltercross  +   892d ago
DC Universe and PS2 Should come pre-installed, to help promote them games on the PS4.
BlindGuardian  +   893d ago
I was confused about the part of not having a PC
3-4-5  +   893d ago
I build a PC back in April. Been playing this game since then and it's definitely fun.

It lacks that addictiveness of COD or Battlefield, but you gets some huge battles and it's always alive with a battle going on somewhere.

2,000-6,000 people a server...3 continents per server to start with as they are adding more.

Its a fun game, but I just started playing BF3, and i'm enjoying that a bit more.

Sony fans are going to love playing Planetside 2 for free though...It's great to kill time in between game releases.
vigilante_man  +   893d ago
Never played a game on this scale before. Just as you said, it will be great to give it a go in between releases. I feel a great bond emerging between PS4 & PC games & developers..
waltercross  +   892d ago
@ vililante_man

Well, Sony is the ones that Developed PS2, DC Universe, Everquest etc...they have so many Games they can bring over to the PS4...all Exclusives of course since Sony made them, Good times to have a Playstation!.

EDIT: And if they can cross server these games so that PC Players can play with PS4 Players then Life will be Grand!.
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jujubee88  +   893d ago
Dat OLED dream!
It has come true, dear vitamuffins! :O
imXify  +   893d ago
Gotta love Shahid. :P
faysal  +   893d ago
thank you :) i love you too... (my last name is SHAHID) lol
jujubee88  +   893d ago
Yup! ^-^
Shahid coined the phrase "vitamuffins". It's straight from the VITA saviors mouth. :-)
cleft5  +   893d ago
I wanted to play this game but might current PC can't handle it, so I am looking forward to this on the PS4.
Allsystemgamer  +   893d ago
Definitely a great option for those who's pcs can't handle it. I'm glad there's no cross platform cu kbm is too precise vs a controller. But it's all preference. On my PC for single player I use a controller and obviously kbm for mp
Corpser  +   893d ago
It supports 1440p on pc, which obviously ps4 can't do , so is not on "max settings"
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thehitman  +   893d ago
Enemy  +   893d ago
No one's talking about max resolution. But rather: max textures, max shadows, max AA, etc.

You keep failing, Corpser, but I'll let you try again.
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PLASTICA-MAN  +   893d ago
Since you can buy a PC that can run the game at 1440p with everything maxed out ( I still need to find out what PC can do that right now), they you can obviously buy a a 4K TV, who knows, maybe they will patch the game just for you to run it in such resolution. PFFFF !
Angeljuice  +   893d ago
It says the game "LOOKS LIKE a pc on max settings", not that it HAD the same settings.
DOMination-  +   893d ago
Only three maps though? Think I'll stick with cod goats

Nah looks good, looking forward to playing with my mates on ps4.
MasterCornholio  +   893d ago
Yep and since its free anyone that likes large scale sci fi multiplayer games should give this one a try.
trenso1  +   893d ago
yea but the map are huge and it its like a constant war that doesnt end
ginsunuva  +   893d ago
He jokes.

We all know the maps are like the size of a state.
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MysticStrummer  +   893d ago
lol @ CoD "Goats".

I'll take three huge continents where the front lines can change over CoD's tiny levels. Even if I didn't get PS+, this game would fill my multiplayer needs for a long time.
3-4-5  +   893d ago
Each map is = to about 100 COD maps though.

Actually a lot more...probably 200.

They are adding more though and each map = continent.
MysticStrummer  +   893d ago
I think the video I just watched said the continents are about 64 square kilometers each.
SITH  +   893d ago
Only three maps lol. Try and walk across one of those maps in one hour and see how far you get. Especially with two factions shooting at you.
thezeldadoth  +   893d ago
Not hard to do considering the game is really not very graphically impressive. Yes it is poorly optimized so the framerate is low for its quality of graphics, but my mid range card from 2 years ago can max it and stay above 30fps. GTX 560 specifically.
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DragonKnight  +   893d ago
I'm sorry, I think your point was lost in all that pretentious elitism. What were you saying again?
MysticStrummer  +   893d ago
I think his point was in fact the pretentious elitism, so it wasn't lost after all.
PLASTICA-MAN  +   893d ago
At thezeldadoth: I don't know what you are talking about: My pc is core i7 with GTX 660 and 8 gigs of RAM and can barely run the game at max settings with a resolution of 1366x 768 with very choppy framerates. Very resource hungry game.
TechnicianTed  +   893d ago

That's a bit weird, I can max it out with a 570 gtx with no probs, and yours should too -

3-4-5  +   893d ago
i5 AMD 7770 windows 8 running PS2 on 95% max settings and it runs as smooth as could be.

In-efficient builds are more likely the problem.
Tatsuya  +   893d ago
It's so hilarious that, you don't even know how funny you sound.
SITH  +   893d ago
You never played planetside 2 to claim it is not graphically impressive.
f789790  +   893d ago
No really, it's not.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   893d ago
I have planetside 2 and although it does look good, you are kidding yourself if it's any kind of benchmark in graphics.

I personally think Killzone Looks better, now gien Planetside 2 is a HUGE open world game and Killzone is extremely linear, we are talking graphics alone here.

Planetside 2 is a marvel in sheer size and how it looks....but Planetside 2 is no graphical benchmark
CheexInk  +   893d ago
The game isn't graphically impressive. It DOES look good, but it's not like they pushed the boundaries of graphics technology to do it. It has to do large vistas and also render a LARGE amount of people since this is a true MMOFPS. It's not graphically impressive because it needs to not be for modern systems to keep a decent FPS in those huge firefights in biolabs.
SolidGear3  +   893d ago
The game Dust and Defiance wanted to be.. :3
thezeldadoth  +   893d ago
this game really isn't very fun.
DonMingos  +   893d ago
you're clearly a man on a mission
thezeldadoth  +   893d ago
^sorry having an opinion on a gaming forum about games is a mission, but all the CoD suxxx statements are ok. I was excited about this game, put a lot of hours into it, i'm just saying its a shallow experience that most people quit after a couple of days. and the ps4 elitism is by far above pc elitism, i was merely pointing out that it doesn't take a lot of horsepower to max it. sorry you can't stand opinions that dont agree with yours.
MysticStrummer  +   893d ago
@zelda - You're the first person I've seen who says it doesn't take a lot of horsepower to max this game. In every video I've ever watched about it, the commentator has made a point of saying you'll need a high powered PC to run it.

As for fun, that's entirely subjective.
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thezeldadoth  +   893d ago
thats prior to driver updates, the game was poorly optimized when it first came out.
VitaOwner  +   893d ago
^So basically you are saying that since the driver upgrades, the game has been optimized and now requires higher powered pc's to run it. You just contradicted yourself where you said it doesn't take much to max it. If you are going to troll, troll smarter please.
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waltercross  +   892d ago
@ thezeldadoth

How bout that? we have Opinions to!. :)
PS1/PS2...man I remember playing PS1, so many awesome memories. I have PS2 on my PC, I can play almost at max with good Framerates. I haven't really got into it yet, been playing other games and damn some of you PS2 PC Players are boss! LOL.
PurpHerbison  +   893d ago
I thought PS2/Dust/Defiance would get me back into FPS but they all failed to do so.
Ragthorn  +   892d ago
Defiance not FPS sir, and Dust 514 imo disappointed me bcuz it had so much potential to be great, but with the clunky shooting, and movement turned me off from it.
CheexInk  +   893d ago
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Ragthorn  +   893d ago
I have this game already on PC, since my PC is strong enough to handle it max settings 1080p, but happy to tell you guys this game does not disappoint, really good game for f2p. If you're wondering the paying options is like LoLs pay service, don't need to buy anything with real money.
ginsunuva  +   893d ago
it looks SOO GOOD on max settings.

Otherwise, it looks okay.
6DEAD6END6  +   893d ago
Damn that's awesome news, I guess I'll be getting a vita when my PS4 comes in. Hopefully this is a launch title.
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   893d ago
and you do not need PS plus to play this game.
waltercross  +   892d ago
Dang too many PMS's...I'm getting PS Plus on my PS4 and still gonna play PS2. /s
kevnb  +   893d ago
Looks like max settings? I don't get that comment, is it the same settings or does it just look like it is? Anyway the ps4 does look to be capable of current PC graphics, it's about time we got a console that could handle graphics that don't look like a jagged mess to me. Bring on red dead redemption 2!
kingduqc  +   893d ago
yeah.. let's wait and see cause I dough it.
Tatsuya  +   893d ago
PS4 is the way to go for me
Played this on my PC, loved it. Now I get to play this on my PS4 at max settings as well? Even better :)
weirdo  +   893d ago
hard to justify the big spend on a gaming pc tbh
windblowsagain  +   893d ago
I haven't played planetside.

Doesn't handle like DUST does it? Slow boring mess.
Jovanian  +   893d ago
planetside 2 the gameplay is a little bit more agile and mobile than what I have seen from videos of DUST, but I haven't played DUST so I can just go on from what I've seen
waltercross  +   892d ago
Haven't played DUST, but PS2 is pretty fast paced sometimes.
Jovanian  +   893d ago
let me know when those 'max settings' includes a resolution over 1080p and allows a framerate above 60

otherwise, anything they say is a bunch of crap


"Expectedly, when the PlayStation 4 version launches, the servers will be segregated from those inhabited by PC players."

hahaha, wouldn't want people using controllers to be massacred by people using mouse and keyboard
Genuine-User  +   893d ago
Stop justifying your choice of gaming rig. Be content.
SpinalRemains  +   893d ago
What I find odd about the headline is that the writer of the article has not even seen the game.

The headline makes a bold statement, then the last sentence of the article states that we will get our first look at the game at the upcoming etc.....

Anyone else find that odd?
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Angeljuice  +   893d ago

The *developer* said it ran like a pc on max settings when asked what it looked like.. The guy just repeated what he was told.
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SpinalRemains  +   893d ago

There was nothing like that in the article I clicked on and read.

Did I miss something? I want to read more about this game
Tundra  +   893d ago
Awesome. I doubt it'll have PhysX since it'll be a major resource hog for the CPU.

I'm guessing 1080p30fps which is perfectly fine as long as it doesn't dip any lower.
sway_z  +   893d ago
Planetside 2 will run at 60FS/1080P....you underestimate PS4's power.

No point comparing specs to a high end PC...consoles are coded to the metal, without the overheads.

You would be correct about the PhysX though...but a small omission, certainly not a deal breaker.
Dlacy13g  +   893d ago
BTW...why was this game not part of the Sony presser? I would have much rather seen this game, a Sony console exclusive instead of Assassins Creed 4 which is just an ported up current gen game.
MysticStrummer  +   893d ago
Agreed. I would have dropped AC4 and/or Watch Dogs from the press conference, or at least not done demos, and spent some more time talking about exclusives and showing some videos of them. I'd definitely have mentioned Planetside 2 and DC Universe Online coming to PS4 for free. I'm betting Everquest will also. Looking forward to the SOE show in early August.
webeblazing  +   893d ago
ill wait and see
urwifeminder  +   893d ago
I deleted it at first I thought it was ok but after a while I gave up same as warframe solid games but not much fun to be had but fun is subjective..
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NameRemoved0017  +   893d ago
It does not look like the PC version maxed because the consoles are AMD and to run this game maxed you need Nvidia to take full advantage of PHYSX.
DivineAssault  +   893d ago
Any previews of vita remote play with PS4? Im curious as to how it looks & runs.. Lag free? Any compromises due to the lack of R2/L2, R3, L3?
KidCuDiWINS  +   893d ago
All the developers have to do when it comes to PS4 to Vita remote play is map the controls to work on the Vita. I'm confident that all the devs will figure something out for their games.
GamePeace  +   893d ago
Oh, wow. Didn't think of the Ps4 being this good. I read that some of you can't max the game out with gtx 660, now I#m wondering on how the Ps4 is on par with maxed out PC??? But good, if it's true.
Ragthorn  +   892d ago
Its not the graphics that are the problem (but still need a good graphics card), its the processing power it takes to run it, its a CPU intensive game cause of the amount of stuff in it like with the 3 factions and huge maps. This game has 2000 players a map (6000 players in total on a server), but that s on the PC version wondering if there still keeping that limit.
cunnilumpkin  +   893d ago
honestly, that's not saying much, planetside 2 is not a partiucularly taxing game to run, a two and a half year old, $120 , bottom end, low tier card (550ti) can run it at 30-60 frames maxed out in native 1920x1080.....



and there it is running near 60 frames most of the time for $120....don't know why this is considered an accomplishment for a $400 brand new 2013 system when a two and half year old low spec card can do this, most likely at a higher res than the ps4 will

I want to know if the witcher 3 on ps4 will look anywhere close to the pc version in true 1080p.

what native resolution will planetside 2 run in? (I'm betting not 1920x1080)

what native resolution will every game run in, why do "journalists" never ask these questions??
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Scenarist  +   893d ago
lol i tried that game.. .it didnt look that good at max settings. i stopped playing tho because I kept getting spawned a million miles away from the action somehow
TheGame199320  +   893d ago
cant wait to get ps2 on ps4 :)
Sarobi  +   893d ago
Well when I played it for the first time during the late beta phase I thought the graphics were pretty awesome.. but I assume that is just me?
GABRIEL1030  +   893d ago
Like PC On Max Settings...oh boy here come the Pc trolls

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GamePeace  +   893d ago
I feel a little bit sorry for people that bought expensive PC's, now this.
Ragthorn  +   892d ago
Why should you feel bad for people like me who have a really good PC (with a new GTX 780!!!), I don't want you to feel bad for us, I will stay on the PS2 on PC cause my clan is there and love my Mouse and Keyboard.
GamePeace  +   892d ago
Do it, if you have the money and the time. This generation will make us feel happier than ever before. Xbox One fans, Ps4 and PC fans...
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