Planetside PS4 will not require PS Plus to play

Posted on June 6, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment came out today to announce that Planetside 2 will not require a PS Plus subscription to play.

The free to play FPS game is the largest of it’s kind, offering a huge map set and large scale team battles. The Planetside 2 team said they have an exciting summer full of events and reveals, kicking off this month at E3 and MLG Anaheim (June 20th through 22nd) with the very first hands-on playable version of PlanetSide 2 on PS4!” 

In addition to the PS4 launch the team is working on some sizable updates to Planetside that will be available on both the PC and PS4 versions. These updates include:

  • Hossin, a fourth full 64sqkm continent
  • Advanced achievement system called Directives
  • Player-driven continent conquest/locking
  • Expansions to the game’s Outfits systems.

The full post can be read after the break.

“Greetings from the PlanetSide 2 team! We’ve had a busy start to 2014 with tons of progress being made on the PS4 version of PlanetSide 2! Getting the world’s largest FPS experience to the console is no small feat, and we have an incredibly talented, hard-working team dedicated to the cause.

Each day is a flurry of playtests, reviews, brainstorming, check-ins, and more playtesting for good measure; the progress we’ve made over the last few months has been amazing to watch.

Now the team is looking forward to an exciting summer full of events and reveals, kicking off this month at E3 and MLG Anaheim (June 20th through 22nd) with the very first hands-on playable version of PlanetSide 2 on PS4! We absolutely can’t wait for you to experience the epic scale and intensity of PlanetSide 2.

One of the best things about working on a game like PlanetSide 2 is that it’s a living, evolving game that’s constantly being updated and improved upon. In addition to work being done for PS4, the team is working on a lot of content and game systems enhancements to the live game. Some of the biggest features we’re excited to deliver in the next few months are: Hossin, our fourth full 64sqkm continent, an advanced achievement system called Directives, player-driven continent conquest/locking, and expansions to our game’s Outfits systems.

The best part? These new features will be implemented on both the PC and PS4 versions of the game, and new features and content will continually be added to the game for years to come. And did I mention, all this for a free-to-play title out of the gate — no PlayStation Plus required.

So, check out our new art, buckle up, and get ready. PlanetSide 2 is coming to PS4, and we can’t wait for you to see what all the hype is about!”

We’re definitely excited for the updates to Planetside along with it’s PS4 launch. It will be very interesting to see how this pushes the AAA F2P genre on consoles forward.