Just yesterday, we reported on how big PlanetSide 2 for the PlayStation 4 will be when it’s finally available. While the file size isn’t that big, it’s understandable if some players want to play the shooter as soon as possible.
Fortunately for you, Sony Online Entertainment thought of that, too, and even managed to hit two birds with one stone. Continuing our interview with PlanetSide 2 Executive Producer Clint Worley, he revealed that while players are downloading the full game, they’ll be able to play a tutorial level as way to get acclimated to the game.
For launch, our plan is for new players to be able to download the tutorial map first and have full access to that content while the remainder of the game is downloading. By the time players complete the tutorial requirements, the full game will be downloaded and they can join the massive war that rages 24/7 in PlanetSide 2.
This is certainly a step in the right direction, as PlanetSide 2 isn’t your typical multiplayer shooter. Not only does it have a ton more players in each match, it also has vehicles and other game mechanics that you won’t see in your everyday shooter.
Should other developers follow the same route in their multiplayer games? What do you hope to see in the final game’s tutorial level?
Stay tuned later this week for our full interview.