E3 2014: PS4 PlanetSide 2 Will Not Require a PlayStation Plus Subscription


One of the unfortunate drawbacks to upgrading from the PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 is the additional requirement of needing to have a PlayStation Plus membership to play online multiplayer. This is a killer for someone like me who isn’t an everyday multiplayer gamer but likes to dabble with online play and will occasionally get hooked into a particular title’s competitive offerings, because I simply don’t have the interest or extra cash to pay for a regular subscription.

Luckily, there are free-to-play games like Sony Online Entertainment’s massively multiplayer online fist-person shooter PlanetSide 2 that truly are free, as in free to download and free to play without requiring a PS+ account. A launch date for the PS4 version still has yet to be locked in, but the game is expected to be out by end of this year. PS4 demo stations will showcase the first playable console build at E3 next week, but until then kick back and enjoy the new PlanetSide 2 gameplay trailer.

Source: Planetside 2 PS4 Update [PlayStation.Blog]

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