John Smedley on PlayStation 4, PlanetSide 2, and EverQuest Next
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