Tag Archives: john smedley
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 00:28 GMT
Planetside 2′s development team is betetr at identifying cheaters than you, says Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 | 21:16 GMT
Sometimes, things don’t quite work exactly as intended in MMOs, and so things need to be adjusted. In the case of the free-to-play MMOFPS Planetside 2, one such thing is server populations. They are unbalanced, says Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley, and so server mergers are on the way.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 | 01:42 GMT
Planetside 2′s watchdogs aren’t afraid to ban those who’ve paid to enjoy extras in the free-to-play shooter MMO.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 16:02 GMT
Planetside 2′s John Smedley has become a mainstay on these pages for being so damn quotable. This time he’s been discussing his studio Sony Online Entertainment’s capability for bringing its games to PS3. He believes it can be done. Find out what he had to say below.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 13:09 GMT
PlanetSide 2 normally asks that you buy in-game Station Cash to fuel your experience, but the generous types at Sony Online Entertainment are tripling your wonga on Friday only. Their plan? To ride off into the sunset with your riches before the world ends. True story.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 05:44 GMT
Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has said all Planetside 2 players are equal in the developer’s eyes, because they’re “content for each other”.
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 | 00:52 GMT
Head of Sony Online Entertainment, John Smedley, said that PlanetSide 2 is bringing in more revenue than their other titles, even with it launching the week after the mega force that is Call of Duty.
Wed, Dec 05, 2012 | 16:29 GMT
When he’s not relishing the ban of “scumbag” cheaters in PlanetSide 2, SOE CEO John Smedley is teasing new weapons for the recently launched MMOFPS. According to tweets from the man himself, “new sniper and carbines” will be introduced in the game “tomorrow,” December 6. The following week, players can expect “new anti-vehicle weapon,” including “anti-air you rocket pod haters.” Smedley promised the everything will be “balanced” for those who tend to worry about such things.
Wed, Dec 05, 2012 | 09:08 GMT
Planetside 2 boss John Smedley has promised a aggressive war on cheaters currently active in SOE’s sprawling MMOFPS. He’s even called one banned player a “scumbag” over Twitter. Get the facts below.
Sat, Dec 01, 2012 | 19:19 GMT
Lost of PlanetSide 2 news today, what with SOE head John Smedley teasing Fleet Carriers, predicting the game could run well into 2025, and the news that Station Cash unlocks will be soon be shared across characters. Well, it’s a lot to take in.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 | 10:44 GMT
Planetside 2 developers SOE sure are an optimistic bunch aren’t they? Studio president John Smedley has outlined his grand plan for the long future of the MMOFPS, including new continents and much, much more. Check out his theories below.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 | 03:15 GMT
Planetside 2′s beta servers went offline briefly earlier today while Sony Online Entertainment corrected an issue which crept in with the last patch: missing certs (the MMO’s currency). SoE boss John Smedley said that users should not be seeing any more cert issues, and that only a very small number of players were affected. A hotfix to address crash problems was issued bare hours later. Planetside 2 is in closed beta and is expected to launch on November 20.
Mon, Nov 05, 2012 | 06:06 GMT
It’s a good day to be an antipodean MMOFPS fan; the long promised Australian Planetside 2 servers are live. Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley announced the opening on Twitter, and games.on.net reports local players have already reported a noticeable decrease in lag. No more blowing up the tanks in front of you by driving over them then – well, not and being able to blame anything but your lack of skill.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 | 14:50 BST
Planetside 1 is going free-to-play, SOE boss John Smedley has announced on Twitter. He said with the launch of Planetside 2, its predecessor will be “kept running and it will go F2P sometime fairly soon.” SOE Live starts tomorrow in Las Vegas, and while there won’t be anything announced on PS1 at the event, expect plenty to come out of the event regarding other SOE Thanks, PCGamesN.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 | 08:25 BST
PlanetSide 2 is in beta right now and developer Sony Online Entertainment has detailed a number of big changes that will be sweeping the game world as a result of player feedback. Top of the list, is the scrapping of Auraxium, one of the game’s currency types, and an upcoming release date reveal.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 | 22:58 BST
Sony Online Entertainment’s John Smedley has given an update on a proposed migration of all European users to ProSiebenSat.1, with a result which soothe ruffled feathers all round.
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 | 19:43 BST
SOE president John Smedley doesn’t think people should be in involved in the gaming industry if they don’t play games.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 | 01:37 BST
Sony Online Entertainment is working on bringing a second continent into Planetside 2′s beta, but may save the third for after release.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 | 01:15 BST
Planetside 2 has been shaped by Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley’s EVE Online habit.
Thu, Sep 06, 2012 | 21:39 BST
SOE has announced Player Studio, a new program where players can create in-game items and sell them on the marketplace in participating SOE online games.