PlanetSide 2 PS4 Graphics Equivalent To Ultra On PC, Forgelight Upgraded To Support Multi-Threading

PlanetSide 2’s lead designer Luke Sigmund shares new details about the PlayStation 4 version.

Posted By | On 21st, Aug. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


GamingBolt recently got in touch with PlanetSide 2’s lead designer Luke Sigmund and asked him about his thoughts on the PS4 and whether the game will be a true estimation of what the console is capable of graphically.

“Yeah, I think we’re really pushing it. The game looks fantastic, we have no problems running it. What you’re seeing here is our Ultra settings on the PC. This is as good as the game can look for us. We’ve put a-lot of work into our shaders to transition them over from the PC to the PS4 and we think it came out looking fantastic,” he said.

And what kind of modifications have they done to the Forgelight engine to support the PS4 version? “Mostly it’s been multi-threading support. Forgelight didn’t have a ton of that at first, so it was kind of an issue with the AMD processors. Now that we’ve added more of that support it’s running better on PC and it runs great on the PS4.”

PlanetSide 2 is due this year for the PlayStation 4. Stay tuned for more news and updates.

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  • Starman

    I wonder how much he got paid to say that BS…

    • Trim Dose

      lol don’t know what code optimization is ? is not magic! google it

    • bardock5151

      Optimization helps, lowering the bar helps more.

    • Guest

      as much as you did, ….nothing!

  • Иван Мордор

    and what fps?

    • MrSec84 .

      The game was hitting above 60FPS a few months back.
      From what I’ve read it’s not been said whether it will stay locked at 60FPS when the action heats up.

      Guess we’ll have to wait for Digital Foundry to test the final code.

  • craptonium

    Ultra… on what resolution?

    • Bliss Seeker

      Pretty sure its 1080p at 60fps. Not sure how stable the frame rate is yet though. But from what I’ve seen it’s looking good. (Though there wasn’t much going on during gameplay.)

    • Psionicinversion

      it looks ok but ultra isnt really ultra. its basically medium to high on any other game. wont be locked 60 cus if you got 200 people around framerate going tank

    • Bliss Seeker

      wont be locked 60 cus if you got 200 people around framerate going tank

      That’s probably their main focus right now – making sure the frame rate doesn’t tank during times where there are a lot of players on screen at a time. I think they will aim for over 60fps. If that’s even possible; I don’t know. But seeing they’ve already got it equivalent to PC Ultra settings, I reckon they might pull it off.

    • bardock5151

      Where does it say the ps4 is running equivalent to ultra on PC? What you’re seeing here is our Ultra settings ON the PC. Don’t get your hopes up.

    • Bliss Seeker

      Pretty sure it will…

      As we’ve heard time and time again, the PS4 version’s graphics will be equivalent to the Ultra setting on PC.


    • bardock5151

      Ah gimped PC version, makes sense. Honestly never payed attention to this game, didn’t even realise it was under SOE.

    • Psionicinversion

      it really isnt hard to get ultra settings from it as the textures are nothing to wow you about. My PC gets 60 fps just about but mine has the power to not take a significant hit when theres alot going on, lets see how the consoles do also i doubt the PC will have gotten anywhere near the same level of optimization as the consoles have which makes me angry in a way but also shows how weak they are if they need alot of time spent just to get it running well enough

  • Bliss Seeker

    DAYUM I’m so pumped for this game!

  • bardock5151

    Where does he say its equivalent to PC ultra settings for ps4? Misinformation at its finest.

  • Rick_Deckard

    Man… Just tell me when I can download it…. !!!!

  • Inanimate Carbon Rod

    Thanks “Loser Squad.”


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