PlanetSide 2 Will Not Have Cross-Platform Play for PC, PS4

Sony revealed back in June that MMO shooter PlanetSide 2, which had long been released for PC, would be coming to the PlayStation 4 at release. This move is a part of Sony's effort to allow console buyers the luxury of playing some free-to-play games, lest they be unable to afford many games for the new console at launch. 

Sony's revealed some new information about PlanetSide 2's release on the PS4. Unfortunately, cross-platform play between the PS4 and PC will not be supported. "Because of the update cadence, and the additional steps you have to go through to be able to release an update on the PlayStation network, we're not going to be able to keep our servers in sync, so you won't be able to just play with the same people," said Sony Online Entertainment Creative Director Matt Higby. 

However, this doesn't mean that current PlanetSide 2 PC gamers are out of luck if they want to play the game on the PS4 (or vice versa once the PS4 releases).PlanetSide 2 characters are transferable between the two platforms, since the cross-platform restriction is only due to server updates. 

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  • In other words their afraid the console crowd would had their asses totally kicked and don't like to do it the "ohh so cheesy" way with auto-aim and the like to assist the "gamer" on the console just to stand a chance, guess I can respect that!

    Nothing beats a mouse and keyboard as input in fps games.
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  • Just wouldn't be fair to PS4 owners, unless they somehow let them use a mouse and keyboard on it (never guna happen)
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  • In other words their afraid the console crowd would had their asses totally kicked and don't like to do it the "ohh so cheesy" way with auto-aim and the like to assist the "gamer" on the console just to stand a chance, guess I can respect that!

    Nothing beats a mouse and keyboard as input in fps games.
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  • Kind of stinks in terms of player population, but let's be honest; console players would get creamed.
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