Sony Online Entertainment has shown their intention to make the much-anticipated Playstaion 4 a gamer’s paradise by announcing DC Universe Online And PlanetSide 2
According to the press release, “future PS4 gamers can look forward to experiencing the epic battles of the massively multiplayer online (MMO) first person shooter (FPS) PlanetSide 2, along with the super-powered world of DC Universe Online (DCUO), as SOE continues to bring its ‘Free to Play. Your Way.’ philosophy to new audiences.”
“Since the launch of the original EverQuest, we have pioneered major shifts in the development of MMOs and videogames as a whole, and now we’re bringing our titles to the forefront of next-gen gaming,” said John Smedley , President, Sony Online Entertainment. “Players are evolving and want a variety of ways to access and play games. Our goal is to deliver epic gaming experiences that players crave while harnessing the awesome power and technology of this incredible new platform. We are thrilled to bring two of our most popular free-to-play games to PS4.”
“DCUO was the first MMO available for PlayStation3, and its thriving community is proof that we can create an exciting and robust console experience for players,” said Laura Naviaux , Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. “Players have been asking for PlanetSide 2 to be playable on consoles, and PS4 is the ideal platform to showcase the game’s beauty, depth and frenetic open world combat.”
DC Universe Online
Lex Luthor has traveled back through time with news of a dire future: While the heroes and villains spent years battling amongst themselves, Brainiac has been feeding on their powers, building strength to return to Earth and destroy humanity. To change the future, Lex has come back to set off a device that bestows super powers to thousands of every-day citizens and give humanity a fighting chance. Can Brainiac be stopped, or is this another nefarious Lex Luthor plot?
Players and fans will be able to enter the DC Universe as an active force for good or evil. A massively multiplayer experience, DC Universe Online delivers unparalleled high-energy, physics-powered combat that brings the player’s extraordinary powers to life.
PlanetSide 2 offers an unparalleled free-to-play gaming experience where players battle in massive environments alongside and against thousands of others engaging in intense air and ground combat that spans the alien planet of Auraxis.
Players join one of three Empires – Terran Republic, New Conglomerate or Vanu Sovereignty – to fight in an epic war for ultimate control and territory domination.
New proprietary MMO game engineForgeLight™, PlanetSide 2 offers a truly competitive and visceral FPS experience with massive warfare, massive customization and massive community.
Across the continents of Auraxis, thousands of players come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players are able to customize their soldier, weapons and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or empire.
Featuring aircraft and ground vehicles, as well as infantry combat, the battles are larger and more intense than ever before.
DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2 will be available for PS4 as free-to-play titles with optional in-game purchases via digital download later this year.