PlanetSide 2 PS4 Confirmed To Run At 1080p, Targeting 60fps, Won’t Drop Below 30fps

PlanetSide 2’s lead designer Luke Sigmund also talks about how PlayStation 4 allows them to have further optimizations.

Posted By | On 12th, Jun. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


One of 2012’s best free to play shooters, PlanetSide 2 will be releasing on the PlayStation 4. Given that the MMO has pretty high end visuals, we asked PlanetSide 2’s lead designer Luke Sigmund whether the PS4 version will run at 1080p and 60fps.

“We are running at 1080p [on the PS4] and our goal is always going to be 60fps but because of the scale of PlanetSide 2 we are going to see more fluctuations than a lot of order games do. In a battlefield we can get like 64 vs. 64 but in PlanetSide 2 we can have 100’s versus 100’s so that might bring about some frame rate dips,” Luke explained to GamingBolt at E3.

But is it safe to assume that it won’t at least drop below 30? Luke was affirmative that it will at least be 30.

He also spoke that they have a number of parameters that they can tweak to improve performance. “We have a lot of heuristics in the background that control things like the number of players that you see on the screen. So we can tone all that down and we can make sure that we are always at a playable frame rate.”

Plus working on the PlayStation 4 allows them to carry out more optimizations since they only need to code for one set of specifications. “An awesome thing about the PlayStation 4 is that we know exactly what everyone hardware’s [specification] is, so we can optimize around that but on the PC we have a hundred different video cards.”

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and stay tuned for more PlanetSide 2 coverage.

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  • Asif Bashir

    I just want a release date!

  • Forever_Flat_Out_Peasant

    lol Downgraded. Not that Planetside 2 was a shining star of optimisation in the first place. Downgrading an old game on the “Supercharged PC” though? L-O-L

    • Guest


    • Forever_Flat_Out_Peasant

      Because consoles need to Ketchup, Derp :^)

  • Guest

    So it’s not a solid 60fps. PauperStation alright. What a joke! All these types of games will still be better on PC. Poor paupers!

    • Guest

      Apparently PS4’s stronger hardware, ~3.5 million sales lead, large number of 1st party developers, more games, and more developer support have microsoft fanboys extremely upset, causing them to spread lies and hatred. Thankfully everyone is ignoring these children and buying PS4s like hotcakes anyway.

  • doom guy

    I have a gtx 770oc and the frame rate does a roller-coaster. So if they can get the fps to stay above 30 at the most intense battles. That’s pretty damn good.

  • madbengalsfan85

    Planetside 2 @ 1080p doing 30-60 FPS is quite the accomplishment, considering how demanding the game is on PC…well done, SOE!

  • Guest

    moderating trolls is my job


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