Having been in beta for the last few months, with tens of thousands of players participating, Sony announced today that PlanetSide 2 is releasing for the PlayStation 4 on June 23 in North America and Europe.
Free-to-play – and not requiring a PlayStation Plus membership – PlanetSide 2 is described as a “revolutionary, massive scale, first-person shooter where soldiers battle as one in strategic, targeted missions against enemy Empires in an all-out planetary war. Massive communities with unwavering camaraderie band together in PlanetSide 2 as the game challenges the skill and grit of the most seasoned soldier through intense infantry, air, and ground vehicle gameplay. Victory requires teamwork and a quick trigger finger to survive the enormous battles.”
For the PS4 version of PlanetSide 2, the developers have “put a lot of effort into streamlining and improving the feature set so that PS4 players will have the ultimate massive-scale, FPS gaming experience.” They’re also bringing along some unique features currently exclusive to PS4, including the new battle map, Koltyr.
In the weeks and months after launch, the developers will “continue to further improve and enhance the gameplay experience.” This includes frequent game updates, which will bring deeper features, holiday events and content, new in-game marketplace items, and much more.
The PlanetSide 2 Twitter account adds:
For those of you interested in #PS2onPS4 beta, a huge wave of keys going out today and servers go to 24/7!
— PlanetSide 2 (@planetside2) June 3, 2015
Also, PlanetSide 2 recently set a Guinness World Record for the Most Players Online in a Single FPS Battle, with 1,158 players.