Planetside 2 and DC Universe Online coming to PS4

Both Planetside 2 and DC Universe Online will be making their way to the new console sometime after it launches later this year, publisher Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed.

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Update: Added tweets from SoE's John Smedley.

Two large MMOs are going to be coming to the PlayStation 4. Both Planetside 2 and DC Universe Online will be making their way to the new console sometime after it launches later this year, publisher Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed.

Both titles will get the digital download treatment, according to IGN, although SoE is being coy on the release date until Sony announces when the PS4 will launch.

SOE's John Smedley tweeted that PC and PS4 Planetside 2 players would likely be on different servers, and that "work that we are doing for Planetside 2 on PS4 is going to yield a faster PC version.. much better at multicore support." As for DCUO, Smedley said "DCUO PS4 players will be playing on the same servers as the PS3 players."

Smedley had previously hinted that Planetside 2 would be coming to the PS4, and SOE has said before they wanted to work with next-gen. DCUO is already on PlayStation Network for PS3, and the move to PS4 should allow players to keep playing when it is released on the new platform, despite its lack of backward compatibility.

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    June 5, 2013 11:15 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Planetside 2 and DC Universe Online coming to PS4.

    Both Planetside 2 and DC Universe Online will be making their way to the new console sometime after it launches later this year, publisher Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed.

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      June 5, 2013 11:18 AM

      This can't be cross platform...right?

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        June 5, 2013 11:24 AM

        I hope so.. Fresh console controller meat.

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        June 5, 2013 11:30 AM

        Don't see why not. Dust514 is technically cross-platform with EVE, and Portal 2 is fully cross-platform between PS3, PC and Mac.

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          June 5, 2013 11:33 AM

          I'm sure it's technically possible. I bet Sony might even embrace it. MS is another matter though.

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          June 5, 2013 11:33 AM

          More controller vs. keyboard/mouse I would think.

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            June 5, 2013 11:44 AM

            That's what I was getting at. When MS did Shadowrun on the 360/PC, you could tell who was playing on each fairly easily a lot of the time.

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        June 5, 2013 6:55 PM

        No, PS2 won't be cross platform. Console users will have their own server(s)

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      June 5, 2013 11:28 AM

      More exposure for PS2 is awesome, although I'll be slightly concerned with console specific changes.

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      June 5, 2013 11:36 AM

      Will be really interesting to see how the console audience handles the teamwork aspect.

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        June 5, 2013 11:41 AM

        I am pretty sure it'll be fine, since it isn't XBL *wink*

        I just hope it'll play with the PC version, more people = more fun XD

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          June 5, 2013 3:35 PM

          I don't know, the Sony online community is pretty shitty too.

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        June 5, 2013 8:16 PM

        poorly, it always is. didnt they do some kind of poll or data gathering on BF3 (or some game awhile back that was one of the big "team shooters") and the results were so hilariously skewed that they considered just dropping it.

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      June 5, 2013 11:43 AM

      Havent touched DC Online, worth giving it a try?

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        June 5, 2013 11:48 AM

        no it's boring. even for an mmo it's boring

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        June 5, 2013 11:52 AM

        It was actually pretty fun at first but I put it down for a while and when I came back to it after a number of updates, they had made it so easy that you could just button-mash through the early game stuff without even trying. Really dull. Maybe the late game stuff is better. I've been thinking about tring it again now that I have a bigger hard drive. It is free after all.

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        June 5, 2013 12:08 PM

        I liked it when I played it with a controller on PC. fun playing a brawler character. neat that you could basically customize your guy's look & powers:

        http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=40042

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          June 5, 2013 12:42 PM

          aaaaand there's the problem with superhero MMOs. everyone makes a character that looks fucking awful. (no offense)

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            June 5, 2013 12:56 PM

            haha I was trying to make him like that. I promise!

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        June 5, 2013 12:11 PM

        i made a red hood character and had some fun. it's a typical MMO with DC properties though. i wouldnt mind playing more but just dont have the time.

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      June 5, 2013 12:08 PM

      Wow! That is awesome for PS4 and Planetside 2! It's a great game and I think console players could get into it. (I just hope they can keep up to PC players - I can't imagine Sony would build a whole new infrastructure just for the console version...).

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        June 5, 2013 6:57 PM

        Hmm... guess I was wrong on this one. But it does make sense. Console guys wouldn't have a chance.

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      June 5, 2013 12:09 PM

      awesome, i can't play PS2 worth shit on my computer. too laggy. wonder if multiplayer would be cross platform with it.

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      June 5, 2013 12:12 PM

      Not that this wasn't headslap obvious, but man, this will be great for Planetside 2.

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        June 5, 2013 1:53 PM

        I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop on the PS4, like it has a tendency to explode after a few hours use or it requires a blood sample in lieu of DRM.

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          June 5, 2013 7:11 PM

          It makes love to your partner, but doesn't even bring you someone and has you kicked out of the bed

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      June 5, 2013 12:14 PM

      What the hell are all these Freemium's and MMO's doing in this line up. I hate all that crap. This is the future of gaming? More FPS and MMO's and freemiun crap?
      I want original titles, with great fun gameplay, to take me to a fully realized virtual world where I can sit back and enjoy the game. Not maze running and shooting on high fidelity. Or character building in cheap MMO's, these are not RPG's

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      June 5, 2013 12:54 PM

      SOE's John Smedley tweeted that PC and PS4 Planetside 2 players would likely be on different servers
      That's probably a good thing.

      Awesome that the work they'll do to support PS4 will come back to the PC and make performance better for more cores though!

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        June 5, 2013 1:11 PM

        :(

        Would be fun to have a gal piloted by someone on a PS4, but they would get wtf slaughtered by PC players in the combat area.

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          June 5, 2013 6:59 PM

          They might have some advantages in vehicles but get totally slaughtered as infantry.

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        June 5, 2013 2:09 PM

        Ugh. Would have like cross platform. Would have been nice to play PS2 on my PS4 from time to time since I've sunk all that money time into my current account.

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      June 5, 2013 1:33 PM

      If PS2 is cross-platform. this will be awwwwwweeesooooome.

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        June 5, 2013 3:27 PM

        boooooo.

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          June 5, 2013 7:11 PM

          It's ok. Can you really see it working out in any reasonable way?

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            June 5, 2013 9:12 PM

            Yes the PC master race would rule over the console heathens.

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            June 5, 2013 9:21 PM

            I think it would be fine! I play pc games online with a controller all the time since I usually have my girlfriend sitting next to me and while I may not dominate matches I'm usually in the upper half! Plus I know the PS3 can support keyboard and mouse so hopefully the PS4 will be the same!

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        June 5, 2013 9:16 PM

        That sucks!!! I was really hoping for a way to quickly play PS2 with a controller while hanging out with my girlfriend. I'm sure the game wouldn't be that bad with a controller since its not a twitchy shooter plus if they need to I'm sure they could let people use keyboard and mouse unless somehow that won't be possible with the PS4. I already sank a ton of time into the pc version though so if I can't use my account I'll stick with pc!

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      June 5, 2013 3:34 PM

      I'm torn, part of me hopes they have separate servers so I don't have to get called a niggerfaggot every 10 seconds, but part of me really hopes they're on the same server so I can slaughter console players.

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