While SOE seemed to have drug its feet in the past when it came to addressing major performance issues, the company now seems to have hurled itself into a full on sprint. Just a little over a week ago SOE announced their Operation: Make Game Faster initiative, a slightly cheesy but sincere attempt to pull back the veil and show players the efforts the studio is putting towards these trouble areas.

Surprisingly, according to an official announcement posted yesterday on the Planetside 2 forums, SOE has already improved the frame rate on their test hardware by up to 30 percent. The announcement goes on to mention that there is still more to be done, but SOE knowing how their community has been anxiously awaiting the news, wanted to share some tentative dates of when the developer intends to release some of the improvements.

At their current pace, the first major optimization patch will be completed internally on October 9th. Shortly thereafter, SOE will release the patch on the Public Test server in order to verify the performance increases the studio was seeing internally. Finally, on October 23rd the first major optimization patch will be released.

Of course these dates are all tentative. Things can and often spring up which require extra attention and can sometimes slightly delay a patch. However, it’s pretty safe to assume the new update will arrive in late October regardless.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.

18 COMMENTS

  1. if there would be a cross platform of this game, PC users will win because they can fully customize their mouse sensitivity from 1 to 100 unlike all of the general console analog stick senstivity adjustments; Which are 1 – 10

    • A procedure that involves shooting heroin between the toenails. Most of you subscription and one time cash shop payments go to cocaine and or heroin for these people

    • Whats wrong about firefall? Even PCs slightly below min. specs can play with 30 fps on decent settings.. its just about balancing things

      Can you give your system specs please?

    • Look, about 6 months ago when I started playing FF, the game ran smoothly that I didn’t have to touch the setting. Now, even on the lowest settings possible, it freaking lags like hell. It makes me feel like only high-end computers can handle this game.

  2. Yeah, hopefully lower grade systems wont struggle too much on low settings anymore. Though I don’t expect anything too over the top for low performance players.

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