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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.


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.