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PlanetSide 2 on PS4 runs at 1080p, set for E3 showcase

Creative director Matt Higby confirms playable version at June expo

Sony Online Entertainment's MMO first-person shooter Planetside 2 will run at full 1080p on PS4.

So confirmed creative director Matt Higby, according to quotes from a recent live Twitch presentation. This will come as relieving news to those who may have been concerned over how the PS4 would cope with Planetside 2's exceptionally large open world.

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SOE has shown little of the delayed PS4 version of its popular PC shooter. Later in the stream, however, Higby confirmed that the game will be playable at E3, indicating a major showcase for the console port.

In a statement in late 2013 Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley likened PlanetSide 2 to an MMO equivalent of Halo.

"We believe that Planetside 2 is going to be the massively multiplayer Halo for PlayStation 4," Smedley said. "So we want to bring a completely new kind of gameplay to a completely new audience."

The game debuted on PC in November 2012, and was due to launch on PS4 in "early 2014", but with the half-year mark just around the corner a late 2014 release appears far more likely.

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