PlanetSide 2 launches "Operation: Make Faster Game," which aims to make the game faster

Really, SOE? You're calling your plan to increase PlanetSide 2's performance "Operation: Make Faster Game"? That's not how you do operation names. You don't see military-minded nations announce Operation: Invade That Country Over There. And, as far as I know, the police have never made mass arrests under the banner of Operation: Lock Up Some Crims. Okay, so maybe I'm focusing on the wrong part of this behind-the-scenes video, and its showcased team's stated aim of further optimising the MMOFPS.

As great as a commitment to improving the game's performance is, I can't imagine many being glued to the coming updates. Developers discussing UI refresh rates, multi-core utilisation, and nano-giblet barrier rubdowns - or whatever almost any of the words in that video were - doesn't exactly make for thrilling reality television.

Still, given the continual cries to make PlanetSide: The Sequel a quicker, more responsive beast, it's understandable that SOE would want to loudly herald that it's happening. Now they've done that, I look forward to when it has happened, but I might skip the documentary showing how it did.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.