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Updated 08-15-2014
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The wait for PlanetSide 2 on PS4, since delayed from early 2014, will end late 2014. Details from SOE Live 2014 remain similar to what we learned last SOE Live. PlanetSide 2 on PS4 is equivalent to the PC version on Ultra settings. It will remain completely free-to-play (no PlayStation Plus membership required). PS4 players will not be able to play with PC players.

The difference, I guess, is that it's running on PS4 now. We were shown a live PS4 demo during a presentation from PlanetSide 2 senior art director Tramell Isaac, lead designer Luke Sigmund, and creative director Matt Higby, who explained, simply, that getting everything running on consoles well took some time.

In order to have other folks to play with for demo purposes, they actually were playing against PC players, which supports their emphasis on parity between versions: "we haven't stripped anything from the PC version." The problem is that, "on the PlayStation, we're going to be on a different update cadence," whereas "[they] determine when [they] patch to PC," thanks to extra levels of QA from PlayStation. Instead of holding back PC updates for a few days (or, in possible circumstances, longer than a week), the team is leaving them separate for the time being. A future meld is possible, but not particularly likely.

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