I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of Planetside fans suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.
Planetside 2, Sony Online Entertainment’s massively multiplayer online free to play shooter for PC, will be coming to the PlayStation 4 as well. Fans have been understandably both excited at the prospect of seeing the game translated to the console, and apprehensive of the changes a console port might entail.
As it turns out, Sony Online Entertainment promises the game will still fundamentally be the same. All except for one thing: the controls will be altered heavily, and they confirmed that the game will have aim assist on the PS4.
“What we’re doing, you know, Planetside has a lot of stuff [chuckles], like there’s a lot to do. We have support for platoons which are groups of 46 people, we have outfits which are our version of guilds, we have, everything you would expect from an MMO, we have those supporting features. So we didn’t feel a need to do any variations.
I guess the biggest difference is gonna be in the controls. We’re doing the standard stuff, you know, adding aim-assist. We’re making sure you can actually hit with the controller,” said Sony Online Entertainment’s Luke Sigmund to The Examiner.
Possibly anticipating some backlash, he was quick to point out, ” It’s not necessarily about making it better or worse, it’s just about making it right for the PS4.”
Well, the game releases for the PS4 later this year. Let’s see how well it is received.