Planetside 2 further updates, subscription changes
Sony Online Entertainment Creative director Matthew Higby has detailed numerous developments and changes planned for PlanetSide 2 in the coming weeks and months. He outlined plans to alter development processes to release “smaller and more focused” title updates from now on.
Higby said in a statement: “Over the last few weeks we have been reorganizing our internal build and development processes in order to allow us to expedite builds to live with the goal of updating the live game more often and more regularly.” Higby declared this will allow the studio to “more rapidly respond to bugs & balance issues in the game without having to rely on hotfixes as much.”
“Each individual update will be smaller and more focused,” he continued “with fewer moving parts that can break, which we hope will greatly decrease the number of bugs being introduced when we update,” Additionally, a change to premium subscriptions for the game will see players offered the ability to select one item worth up to 2000 SC (worth around $20) each month, instead of the 500 SC previously gifted to players monthly.
Recently SOE CEO John Smedley said on reddit stated that :”The goals of our plan are very simple. Let players buy anything they want up to 2000 SC .We wanted to let players get some of the larger items on the marketplace. People complain the other way on this all the time – they complain that the 500SC isn’t enough for them to buy enough stuff. So we thought this would be a positive change”.
Smedley also revealed that the firm is “likely going to move forward” with a plan to make a subscription to any SOE game valid for its entire portfolio (on PC only). “That means if you subscribe to one of our games you are a subscriber to all our games,” he said. SOE’s monthly subscription charge is $14.99.
Lastly, SOE released a video trailer “What’s Next”showing a glimpse of new content in development for PlanetSide 2 for 2014. Planetside 2 is coming to PS4 later this year.