Director Matt Higby talks about the development process behind the update.
Sony Online Entertainment has promised that PlanetSide 2 will be receiving years of content and apparently, they weren’t kidding. Director Matt Higby revealed on the official Sony forums that the Hossin update will be releasing soon for the PC version. If you don’t know what the Hossin update is, then it’s an update that’s been in development for two years now.
“If we wanted to finish Hossin without sacrificing the quality level we’ve established, it would probably be three months before it was ready to go live – we don’t want to wait that long, and we don’t think you want to either. Right now, about 50% of the bases on Hossin are ‘done’ to the point that we’re completely satisfied with the quality of the level design and visuals.
“About 25% of the bases are first pass – you’ll be able to recognize these bases by their naming scheme, and another 25% are bases which are more or less staging areas, or stamped bases, identical to each other – this is an outpost we know works well, so we’ve put them in as placeholders. We expect these bases to function correctly, provide all the necessary utilities to make the game work – they’re just not 100% up to our standards of level design quality quite yet.
“Over the next few months, the level design and environment art team is going to continue to iterate the bases on Hossin and every couple weeks you’ll see more and more of the continent getting completed and patched to live.”
PlanetSide 2 is also heading to the PS4 but we’ll keep you updated on when the Hossin update drops for PC so stay tuned.