PlanetSide 2 PS4 & PC player transfer being explored in cross-play’s absence

Monday, 5 August 2013 11:08 GMT By Dave Cook

PlanetSide 2 may be hitting both PS4 and PC but developer Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed that while cross-play over both versions isn’t possible, it is now exploring the possibility of character transfers between the two.

Speaking with Eurogamer at SOE Live at the weekend, PlanetSide 2 creative director Matt Higby explained the decision.

He said, “Because of the update cadence, and the additional steps you have to go through to be able to release an update on the PlayStation network, we’re not going to be able to keep our servers in sync, so you won’t be able to just play with the same people.

“They might be a week behind in terms of patching, or a day behind or whatever it ends up being, and we can’t really have that. But we’re also talking about having character portability, so a PC character, you could transfer it to PlayStation 4, and then back. The character format’s the same on both, it’s just purely a matter of the server updates.”

Would you like to see cross-play enabled between both builds if SOE can crack it? Let us know below, and be sure to check out this PlanetSide 2 trailer for the shooter’s new continent Hossin.