Dynamic weather coming to H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2

The conditions for H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2 are about to get a little hairier, with SOE President John Smedley indicating that dynamic weather is coming to both H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2.

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Sony Online Entertainment has been dabbling in open worlds for several years, but these vast playgrounds are about to receive an extra degree of realism. Both H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2 are expected to receive dynamic weather in the near future, which will include overcast clouds, rain, and even snow.

A new behind-the-scenes video for H1Z1 scratches the surface of what players can expect, showing a walkthrough of the official E3 2014 demo. Among the topics during the 11-minute video is the dynamic weather system that will affect player vitality, vehicle handling, and the visual effect it will have on the surrounding world.

Further expanding on this idea is a recent Twitter post from SOE President John Smedley, who revealed that snow will also be among the elements included for both H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2.

Shacknews has reached out to SOE, with a representative indicating that more details on dynamic weather for both games will be revealed in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, check out the H1Z1 E3 2014 walkthrough in the video below.

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    June 30, 2014 4:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Dynamic weather coming to H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2.

    The conditions for H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2 are about to get a little hairier, with SOE President John Smedley indicating that dynamic weather is coming to both H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2.

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      June 30, 2014 4:22 PM

      Cool, PS2 always lacked some good weather. Hope it looks great!

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        June 30, 2014 4:32 PM

        Original PS still has the best dynamic weather system I have seen in a game. Trying to find videos of it in action are near impossible though.

      • DM7
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        June 30, 2014 6:00 PM

        You coming back to us in PS2 since Hossin is here? :>

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          June 30, 2014 7:10 PM

          I do occasionally play, but I don't know when the Shack plays :(

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            June 30, 2014 7:25 PM

            Emerald is the name of the server. It's what Waterson became after it got merged with another server into an uber-popped single server. Get your banana hammock in here, soldier!

          • DM7
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            June 30, 2014 8:02 PM

            Hopefully we play tomorrow and bring back the Tuesday night shackbattles. :D

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      June 30, 2014 7:48 PM

      My purple Vanu boner ripped my spandex.

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      July 1, 2014 4:14 AM

      I am glad they are adding the dynamic weather to add more variance to the conflicts. In the information prior to release they teased about about having weather systems and battles/explosions affecting visibility in a region.