In the past, many players have had serious issues with Planetside 2 performance, while SOE seemed to sit back and ignore the problem. The things seem to be changing though- a bit over a week ago, SOE announced their Operation: Make Faster Game.
Surprisingly the engineering team already managed to improve the frame rate on some of their test hardware by up to 30 percent, and they’re not even done yet.
The current schedule has the team completing the changes for the first major optimization patch by October 9th at which point the patch will be released to the public test server. Assuming that the testing goes well they hope to deploy the first major optimization patch on October 23rd.
To find out more about the optimization attempts, visit the official announcement here.