PlanetSide 2 Teased For PS3

Adam Barnes


Sony Online Entertainment's John Smedley suggests there's a future in free-to-play on consoles.

Published on Dec 18, 2012

PlanetSide 2 is a popular game over on NowGamer and though the MMOFPS needs work - as noted in our PlanetSide 2 review - there's a lot to like about it too.

It'll also work on PS3, too, if the graphics weren't so taxing for Sony's console. So it's just as well that SOE's John Smedley is teasing something along those lines.

When quizzed on the possibility of PlanetSide 2 coming to PS3 by OPM, Smedley responded "What I’d say is – SOE has proven that we can bring our games to the PS3."

He goes further, however, "and it’s fair to say that we’ve got some other stuff out there cooking. I can’t tell you what platforms it’s for, but we’re really excited about it."

Is that saying PlanetSide 2 will come to PS4? And other exciting stuff "cooking"? Exciting.

Whatever he's talking about, it's likely to be free-to-play anyway. Smedley continued to extol the virtues of F2P on PS3: "We’re in a unique position. We have two operating free-to-play games on PS3 right now – DC Universe and Free Realms.

"Actually, 70% of our revenue comes from PS3. So we’re uniquely placed having helped to build the PlayStation Network in the first place. PSN has the ability right now to handle free-to-play games, and it does so very well”.

There's a future in free-to-play on consoles according to Smedley "There seems to be this argument going round that we’re going to see the last of consoles – and to me there’s this very simple delineation.

"For me my computer is in my office at home, and my TV is in my living room. Consoles are a different type of gaming for me, and I play different games on different devices.

"But I think the free-to-play model works awesomly on consoles and I think you’re going to see more of it as time goes on. It’s going to be much more prevalent on consoles”.



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