Planetside 2 will attract Xbox crowd: ‘it’s the MMO Halo for PS4’

The head of Sony Online Entertainment has described PlayStation 4 title Planetside 2 as a Halo-flavoured MMO.

Speaking with IGN, John Smedley reckons the game will attract some of the Xbox crowd with the free-to-play shooter.

“We believe that Planetside 2 is going to be the massively multiplayer Halo for the PlayStation 4, so we want to bring a completely new kind of gameplay to a completely new  audience,” he said.

However, Sony isn’t intending on pinching gamers from Planetside 2’s established player base. Those who have already got stuck into the MMO for the PC are expected to stick to their preferred platform.

As it stands, it remains unknown if character transfers between the PS4 and PC versions of the game will be available.

Planetside 2 is scheduled to ship for PS4 in 2014.