Planetside 2 is out on PS4–but you can’t play it. Yet.

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Planetside 2, the massively multiplayer online shooter that’s been on PC for ages now, is finally out on PlayStation 4. It brings the largest scale, class-based online shooter battles to consoles. And right now, you can’t play it. If you’re trying to connect to the European servers that is.

The game went live yesterday for PlayStation 4 owners, and while it works in the US (though the servers are certainly creaking under the high demand), right now the game is unplayable for those – like us – trying to connect to the game’s European servers.

“EU folks give us just a few minutes,” Daybreak tweeted, before those minutes turned in to hours. The game is still not working properly for Europeans and those that need to connect o those servers.

“The #ps2onps4 dev and operations teams are still here and working to resolve it. We don’t plan on leaving until it’s fixed,” Says Andy Sites, director at Daybreak. Presumably he’s still there, because it still doesn’t work.

The game’s download will take up 10.7Gb of your precious PS4 harddrive space, though you can expect that to grow over time as the game gets updated and patched.

A free to play game, it is, as it says on the tine, a game that won’t cost you anything. Unlike many other F2P games, the game really doesn’t require that you spend a cent, though you can if you so choose, with membership options that increase the rate at which you earn experience points and level up. As of writing, here’s what the membership levels cost on the South African PlayStation Store.

  • PlanetSide 2 – 12 Month Membership: R1459
  • PlanetSide 2 – 6 Month Membership: R1019
  • PlanetSide 2 – 3 Month Membership: R589
  • PlanetSide 2 – 1  Month Membership: R218

Ouch. Good thing it’s not really necessary then.

Last Updated: June 24, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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