The lights are on
Sony Online Entertainment is getting ready to deliver a competitive arena for small(er) scale Planetside 2 combat in the upcoming Battle Island update. One of the islands, Nexus, is available for players as a sneak peek.
Battle Islands give outfits an opportunity to engage in competitive matches with up to 48 players per side. The instanced environments are designed to replicate the feel of the online, persistent game. All the equipment and vehicles found in the live servers are present on the Battle Islands.
You can get a look at Nexus in the video below and play for free at Planetside2.com.
Our TakeAt E3, I had the chance to speak with members of the Planetside 2 team. One of the most important takeaways was that the title would be the same on PlayStation 4 as it is on the PC (on separate servers, though). Content will be distributed at the same time across platforms. In Planetside 2, 48-person teams are considered small. In the live servers, thousands of players can be engaged simultaneously.
I can't vouch for how well console players will work together in the strategic environment of Planetside 2. I can, however, relay that it will be the first time that so many console gamers will be playing an online shooter together on console.
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The open world mode has a 2000 player capacity per map. I guess not many people know that since people are acting as if this is insane.
I'm looking forward to this and the ps4 version.
Seems hardly anyone in here can read. The 48 v 48 is SPECIFIC to a certain mode. It's going to be the same 2000 player game as the PC version.
It's nice to see the consoles scaling up in multiplayer match sizes. I'll be interested to see how well Planetside 2 performs on the PS4.
CQ with 96 people should be hectic enough haha.
Can't wait to play this on PS4
This is a gme I'm interested in, but don't have a PC to play it on. It will be one of the first things I check out on PS4.
Has the same BF3 fonts
I tried it on PC. went to one map and was constantly getting sniped by somebody and could never see them. Went to another map and it was about 15 to 20 of us in one building getting hammered by vehicles. We didn't have a chance as nobody had weapons that could take out the vehicles. It was a terrible first impression. If you can jump in and be good from the start I'm sure you will like it. If not , you might not.