PlanetSide 2 dev scraps paid-for buffs after fan uproar
PlanetSide 2 developer Sony Online Entertainment has canned plans to introduce paid-for buffs after fans took to Reddit to voice their disapproval.
Eurogamer reports that the decision was made after fans spooled off their complaints on several Reddit threads like this one.
Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley then took to Twitter to announce that the strategy had been nuked:
After reading through your comments we have decided to go back to the drawing board on implants
— John Smedley (@j_smedley) July 18, 2013
Fan's feared that introducing paid buffs would veer into 'pay-to-win' territory and spin the game's economy off its axis.
Meanwhile, PlanetSide 2 is heading to PS4, but players on Sony's console will be confined to their own servers, leaving cross-play with PC gamers uncertain.
What do you make of the above?