Sony Online Entertainment has announced two of its most recent games, PlanetSide 2 and DC Universe Online, are coming to PlayStation 4. Both Planetside 2 and DC Universe Online will be free-to-play and bolstered by microtransactions when they launch on PS4 later this year.
DC Universe Online, the first MMO to ever grace the PS3, tasks players with choosing a mentor and aligning toward good or evil as they start their super-careers in either Metropolis or Gotham City. PlanetSide 2, a sequel-slash-reinterpretation of SOE's persistent-world MMOFPS, allows hundreds of players to battle over territories simultaneously.
Sony Online Entertainment Brings Free-to-Play Line-Up to Sony's Next Generation Game Console with Two of its Most Popular Titles
SAN DIEGO - June 5, 2013 - Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that DC Universe™ Online and PlanetSide®2 will be heading to the much-anticipated PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system. Future PS4 gamers can look forward to experiencing the epic battles of the massively multiplayer online (MMO) first person shooter (FPS) PlanetSide 2, along with the super-powered world of DC Universe Online (DCUO), as SOE continues to bring its 'Free to Play. Your Way.' philosophy to new audiences.
"Since the launch of the original EverQuest, we have pioneered major shifts in the development of MMOs and videogames as a whole, and now we're bringing our titles to the forefront of next-gen gaming," said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. "Players are evolving and want a variety of ways to access and play games. Our goal is to deliver epic gaming experiences that players crave while harnessing the awesome power and technology of this incredible new platform. We are thrilled to bring two of our most popular free-to-play games to PS4."
"DCUO was the first MMO available for PlayStation 3, and its thriving community is proof that we can create an exciting and robust console experience for players," said Laura Naviaux, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "Players have been asking for PlanetSide 2 to be playable on consoles, and PS4 is the ideal platform to showcase the game's beauty, depth and frenetic open world combat."
DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2 will be available for PS4 as free-to-play titles with optional in-game purchases via digital download later this year.
More information on PS4 can be found here: https://us.playstation.com/ps4/.
More information on PlanetSide 2 can be found here: http://www.PlanetSide2.com.
DCUO is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment, and more information on the game can be found here: www.DCUniverseOnline.com.
About DC Universe Online
Lex Luthor has traveled back through time with news of a dire future: While the heroes and villains spent years battling amongst themselves, Brainiac has been feeding on their powers, building strength to return to Earth and destroy humanity. To change the future, Lex has come back to set off a device that bestows super powers to thousands of every-day citizens and give humanity a fighting chance. Can Brainiac be stopped, or is this another nefarious Lex Luthor plot?
For the first time, players and fans will be able to enter the DC Universe as an active force for good or evil. A massively multiplayer experience, DC Universe Online delivers unparalleled high-energy, physics-powered combat that brings the player's extraordinary powers to life.
DC Universe Online was created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, and set within a world created by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.
Rated T for Teen with Mild Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence, DC Universe Online is available for the PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. DCUO Legendary access is available for a $14.99 monthly fee.
About PlanetSide 2
PlanetSide 2 offers an unparalleled free-to-play gaming experience where players battle in massive environments alongside and against thousands of others engaging in intense air and ground combat that spans the alien planet of Auraxis. Players join one of three Empires - Terran Republic, New Conglomerate or Vanu Sovereignty - to fight in an epic war for ultimate control and territory domination. With advanced technology, years of gamer feedback, and SOE's new proprietary MMO game engine ForgeLight™, PlanetSide 2 offers a truly competitive and visceral FPS experience with massive warfare, massive customization and massive community.
Across the continents of Auraxis, thousands of players come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players are able to customize their soldier, weapons and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles have lasted for days or weeks, so players must build alliances and specialized combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives. Featuring aircraft and ground vehicles, as well as infantry combat, the battles are larger and more intense than ever before.
About Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™, DC Universe™ Online, and the recently launched PlanetSide®2, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit www.soe.com.
SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, Champions of Norrath, PlanetSide and Free Realms are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes -- a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes -- to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.