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Submitted by SactoGamer 726d ago | interview

SOE taking 'separate but equal' approach with PlanetSide 2 on PS4

Sony Online Entertainment's sci-fi MMO PlanetSide 2 launched as a PC exclusive last November, but its exclusivity on the home computer will end later this year once the PlayStation 4 launches. The game is set to be one of a decent collection of titles to be released alongside the console along with fellow SOE MMO DC Universe Online. Unlike DCOU it's allowance for PS3 and PS4 players to play together, PlanetSide 2 on Sony's next-gen console will not be able to interact in-game with those playing on the already established PC side. (E3, PC, Planetside 2, PS4)

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TheSoundDefense  +   726d ago
You'd think by this point in time we'd have learned how to do cross-platform play. Some games (like Rock Band) have been screaming for it for years.
Angeljuice  +   726d ago
I have already learned how to do it, its people like you who are letting the side down. /S
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Wizziokid  +   726d ago
I think it's more down to the argument of K/M vs Controller and the Balance.
MysticStrummer  +   726d ago
In past interviews they've said the main issue is that the update process for each platform is different. It takes longer for a console update to be approved , and they don't want the PC users to have to wait for their updates.
Baka-akaB  +   726d ago
And if you remember , rockband , was a nightmare in that aspect , between peripheral issues because of activision's archaic vision (they were the ones blocking the use of the GH accessories in rb for a long time) , or even , patching and dlc issues between ps3 and 360 versions .

But yeah i agree , some styles and genre should be cross platform already , at least on consoles . Fighting games especially with their split fanbases
pedrof93  +   726d ago
Makes sense.
MWong  +   726d ago
Agreed, makes a lot of sense.

For patching, gameplay, balancing and additional differences between console and pc, makes a lot of sense.
TomShoe  +   726d ago
"Separate but Equal"

Nice terminology there, Sony.
SpecialK  +   726d ago
That kind of sucks. Im playing on the PC and hoped that I could play with friends getting the game on ps4.

There isn't a massive advantage to using either setup controller or kb and mouse.
1lawrence  +   725d ago
warframe allows it against pc
SpecialK  +   725d ago
That's cool I'll look into it.

And there isn't a real advantage these days since controller inputs usually have aim assist.

I regularly plug in my xbox controller into my pc to play online. Its never been an issue.
Supermax  +   726d ago
Can't wait for this and final fantasy mmo on ps4.
gamertk421  +   726d ago
First time hearing about them not playing together. Many will be displeased.
HammadTheBeast  +   725d ago
Not really, they never said they'd enable this.
Fireseed  +   726d ago
Key word still. Separate.
Bolts  +   717d ago
PS4 players will simply get wrecked by established PC gamers otherwise. Oh and before you guys get too excited about Planetside 2, get your wallet out. It's free to play, and just that, to make any reasonable amount of progress at all you'll have to pay.

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