Planetside 2 will be “the MMO Halo for PlayStation 4″, says Smedley

Wednesday, 13th November 2013 00:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Planetside 2 will attract the Xbox crowd to the PlayStation 4, according to Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley.

Speaking to IGN, Smedley made an impressive namedrop comparison for the free-to-play shooter MMO.

“We believe that Planetside 2 is going to be the massively multiplayer Halo for PlayStation 4, so we want to bring a completely new kind of gameplay to a completely new audience,” he said.

Smedley also emphasised that SOE isn’t planning to poach from its own player base – Established Planetside 2 fans on PC are expected to stick to their platform of choice. At this point, the publisher cannot confirm character transfers will ever be made available between the two platforms.

Planetside 2 is coming to PS4 sometime in 2014.



  1. ddtd

    Planetside 2 is awesome, though I miss the home world staging areas from the first game.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DarkElfa

    …and Battlefield 4 will pull all the COD fanboys away…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. melonbuster1

    This game is this game. Because whrn Microsoft decides to make a halo mmo it will be just that halo mmo. I don’t see why they feel they need to piggyback on halos success. This game is good and I can’t wait to get it on the 15th

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Super Girevik

    I think the Halo MMO title will belong to Destiny.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. derpachu

    Lol jk.

    Tbh Planetside is fucking great. It’s a different experience in my opinion.

    Both Sci-Fi FPS’s but definitely not relatively similar.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. broketm

    I don’t think he meant to compare Halo gameplay to Planetside 2. But he references to how Halo helped the xbox sales a great deal. He’s saying “our game will make people buy a Playstation 4! because it’s not on Xbox One”

    PS2 is a great game, but that’s a very bold claim…

    #6 1 year ago

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