Planetside 2 develoepr Sony Online Entertainment is hoping to implement new systems giving veteran players something to work towards besides better gear.
“Right now the cert system is basically the thing we have to provide for that, which is problematic. At a certain point people will run out of things to unlock, we’re not trying to run a non-stop gear treadmill game,” he said.
Higby said the team is looking at ways to provide a sense of personal progression unrelated to equipment.
“This will allow us to provide those long term ‘reach’ goals without having to either price new players out of important gear, make a punishingly steep grind for advanced upgrades or continuously inflate the number of upgrades at the end of the treadmill like most MMO games do,” he explained.
MMO shooter Planetside 2 is now available on PC and coming to PS4.