DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2 going free-to-play on PS4 later this year

Sony-Online-Entertainment-LogoJust a mere hours after announcing that Warframe would launch for the PS4 as a free-to-play title, Sony Online Entertainment confirmed that both DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2 would be released as F2P titles for Sony’s next generation console.

If you have any love for either game or SOE’s “Free to Play. Your Way.” model, then you should be pretty happy right about now.

Check out a pair of trailers and read on for the announcement.

DC Universe Online trailer:
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PlanetSide 2 trailer:
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Both games will launch later this year for the PS4.

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2 will be heading to the much-anticipated PlayStation 4 (PS4) computer entertainment system. Future PS4 gamers can look forward to experiencing the epic battles of the massively multiplayer online (MMO) first person shooter (FPS) PlanetSide 2, along with the super-powered world of DC Universe Online (DCUO), as SOE continues to bring its ‘Free to Play. Your Way.’ philosophy to new audiences.

“Since the launch of the original EverQuest, we have pioneered major shifts in the development of MMOs and videogames as a whole, and now we’re bringing our titles to the forefront of next-gen gaming,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. “Players are evolving and want a variety of ways to access and play games. Our goal is to deliver epic gaming experiences that players crave while harnessing the awesome power and technology of this incredible new platform. We are thrilled to bring two of our most popular free-to-play games to PS4.”

“DCUO was the first MMO available for PlayStation 3, and its thriving community is proof that we can create an exciting and robust console experience for players,” said Laura Naviaux, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. “Players have been asking for PlanetSide 2 to be playable on consoles, and PS4 is the ideal platform to showcase the game’s beauty, depth and frenetic open world combat.”

DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2 will be available for PS4 as free-to-play titles with optional in-game purchases via digital download later this year.