New engine aside, Smedley also outlined plans to include companion app features that go beyond the norm by allowing players to use their app to voice chat with friends, interact with social networks, the ability to launch drone strike attacks in-game if your level is high enough and how he feels that SOE has nailed the free-to-play model balance perfectly.
And for those anxiously waiting for the PlanetSide 2 beta to get underway, the wait may not be too much longer.
We are weeks away from starting the beta. In terms of launch, thats going to be determined by how the beta goes. Weve got a ramp-up planned for the beta, were going to start small and ramp up very fast. And then well just see how it goes. Weve taken our time doing this right, and we want to make sure we do the beta right.