Planetside 2 May Come to the PlayStation
UPDATE: SOE PR clarified that 70% of DC Universe Online’s revenue comes from the PS3 platform, not 70% of SOE’s revenue.
SOE president John Smedley has hinted that Planetside 2 may be coming to the PlayStation in the future, given 70% of the company’s revenue comes from the PS3, that the “PSN has the ability right now to handle free-to-play games,” and that the company “has proven that [it] can bring [its] games to the PS3.”
When asked what console manufacturers need to do to accommodate free-to-play more in the future, Smedley said:
“We’re in a unique position. We have two operating free-to-play games on PS3 right now – DC Universe and Free Realms. Actually, 70% of our revenue comes from PS3. So we’re uniquely placed having helped to build the PlayStation Network in the first place. PSN has the ability right now to handle free-to-play games, and it does so very well.”
Smedley sees the free-to-play model becoming more prominent on PlayStation. He said:
“The way I see it in the future… There seems to be this argument going round that we’re going to see the last of consoles – and to me there’s this very simple delineation. For me my computer is in my office at home, and my TV is in my living room. Consoles are a different type of gaming for me, and I play different games on different devices – but I think the free-to-play model works awesomly on consoles and I think you’re going to see more of it as time goes on. It’s going to be much more prevalent on consoles.”
When asked about Planetside 2 coming to the PS3, he replied:
“What I’d say is – SOE has proven that we can bring our games to the PS3, and it’s fair to say that we’ve got some other stuff out there cooking. I can’t tell you what platforms it’s for, but we’re really excited about it.”
Would you play Planetside 2 on the PS3?
via PlayStation Magazine