PlanetSide 2, the free to play massively multiplayer first person shooter is coming to PlayStation 4 on June 23rd this year, across both the Europe and North America regions. The announcement was made through the PlayStation Blog (post available here).
You can read the announcement by Andy Sites, Director of Development at PlaySide 2 below.
"Hey everyone. After months of intense beta testing, I’m excited to announce that PlanetSide 2 will be launching on PlayStation 4 on 23rd June 2015 in Europe and North America!
For those of you unfamiliar with the game, you’re in for a wild ride! PlanetSide 2 is a revolutionary massive scale first-person shooter where soldiers battle as one in strategic, targeted missions against enemy Empires in an all-out planetary war.
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To give you an idea of just how massive our battles really are in PlanetSide 2, we recently set a Guinness World Record for the most players online in a single FPS battle, with 1,158 players in a single fight! The game is synonymous with large-scale warfare and it’s truly an experience you have to see to believe. Plus, as a free-to-play game, all players can jump into the game’s massive battles for free – no PlayStation Plus membership required.
We’ve put a lot of effort into streamlining and improving the feature set so that PlayStation 4 players will have the ultimate massive-scale, FPS gaming experience. We’ve also incorporated some unique features that are currently exclusive to the PS4 version, which for example, include the new battle map, Koltyr. We will continue to further improve and enhance the gameplay experience after launch as well. In the weeks and months following the release on 23/6, players can look forward to frequent game updates, which will include deeper features, holiday events and content, new in-game marketplace items and much, much more."
PlanetSide 2 initially launched on PC in November of 2012. It has enjoyed veritable success on the platform, leading many to believe that a push towards console is a natural progression for the platform.