Taking to Twitter this week, SOE boss John Smedley was rather ecstatic about the possibilities of working with the new platform and offered up a few other tidbits about cross-platform play. If you were hoping that PlanetSide 2 PlayStation 4 players would have a chance to take a few shots at their PC counterparts, thatÂs unlikely to happen.
It's unlikely on Planetside 2 that PS4 and PC players will play on the same servers. DCUO we're still evaluating PS3 and PS4 players playing— John Smedley (@j_smedley) June 5, 2013
Smedley went on to state that DCUO players on the PlayStation 4 may be able to at least play on the same servers as players on PlayStation 3.
I think it's likely that DCUO PS4 players will be playing on the same servers as the PS3 players.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) June 5, 2013
As for the MMOFPS's arrival on the PlayStation 4, Smedley noted that the work that the core team programming PlanetSide 2's PlayStation 4 version is doing will lead to big improvements for PC players, particularly in multi-core support.
also the work that we are doing for Planetside 2 on PS4 is going to yield a faster PC version.. much better at multicore support.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) June 5, 2013
Smedley ended the Twitter discussion with something that will undoubtedly fuel the flames of speculation.
@vykenos :) there is always that possibility. Coincidentally Forgelight is used on EQN too— John Smedley (@j_smedley) June 5, 2013
Make of that what you will but the EverQuest saga is no stranger to the console scene. EverQuest Online Adventures for the PlayStation 2 was one of the first iterations of MMOG-style gaming on the console.
In any case, I expect we'll learn more about EverQuest Next and SOE's plans for the PlayStation 4 at both next week's E3 event and SOE Live in August. So stay tuned for our live coverage from both events.
Source: John Smedley's Twitter