The PlayStation 4 already has a decent stable of free-to-play games on offer, but one of the most highly anticipated of the lot, PlanetSide 2, is still nowhere to be seen. According to recent reports, however, a beta is still planned for some time before the calendar flips into 2015.
Free-to-play games arenít exactly new to consoles, but weíve never seen them in the number and variety thatís being made available in this new generation, especially on the PlayStation 4. Hereís a look at our five most anticipated free-to-play games for Sonyís home console.
PS4, PS3, and PS Vita woke up this morning to find that PlayStation Network is down. The service, along with several PC multiplayer games, has been reportedly taken down by hackers.
We don't hear much about Planetside 2 outside of some news surrounding its inevitable launch on the PlayStation 4. However, the game is still making some massive gains in the performance and content department over on PC. The free-to-play title has evolved quite a bit since its launch and the latest patch notes happen to be quite lengthy.
It was previously confirmed that Planetside 2 ran at native 1080p on PlayStation 4, but now we have confirmation from SOE that the game will also run at 60 frames per second on Sony's console, making it one of the most technically impressive feats for an MMO running on a home console.
If a console can't hit native 1080p and regularly has to settle for eye-straining resolutions like 792p or 810p, then it poses a massive problem for that platform. Thankfully, Sony Online Entertainment has reportedly confirmed that Planetside 2 will be native 1080p for the PlayStation 4.
Some pretty big news has dropped for PlayStation 4 owners, as Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley has made it known that some of the big properties of SOE will be arriving for the PS4, along with a brand new IP.
Sony Online Entertainment plans to add smaller landmasses to PlanetSide 2's game world called Battle Islands. They've released screenshots and a trailer for Nexus, the first Battle Island that they've revealed thus far.
Sony Online Entertainment is bringing two of its free-to-play MMO's to the PlayStation 4. PlanetSide 2 and DC Universe Online will both be available for the next-gen console later this year.
Sony Online Entertainment has implemented Game Update 8 for their PC MMO shooter PlanetSide 2. The patch brings some new toys for players who like to suit up in Mechanized Assault Exo-Suits, or MAXs.
Sony Online Entertainment has announced that they're partnering with Major League Gaming to turn their MMO shooter PlanetSide 2 into an eSports. The two companies will be working closely together over the next year in order to make that goal a reality.
At the end of January, Sony Online Entertainment will roll out a major patch for their MMO shooter PlanetSide 2. One of the main changes of the patch is that it will be easier for everyone to earn more XP.
2012 was full of surprises. If you asked me twelve months ago to guess my top five games of this year, the list would've looked something like this: Grand Theft Auto V, Mass Effect 3, BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us and Tomb Raider. In the end, four of those games weren't even released.
SOE has announced that fans who have been begging for the double XP event to run throughout the holidays will get their wish: PLanetside 2 will have a double experience point event that will run throughout the holidays, giving gamers more than just a weekend to cash in on extra points, extra cash and extra everything.
Sony Online Entertainment is providing PlanetSide 2 players with an easy way to beef up their Battle Rank this weekend. They're hosting a double XP weekend that should be live later today.