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PlanetSide 2 will allow accounts to share purchases, based on player requests

PlanetSide 2, Sony Online Entertainment's just-launched MMO first-person shooter, will allow players to move Station Cash purchases between characters on the same account, the game's creative director, Matt Higby, told Massively.

According to Higby, player feedback convinced the developer to add the feature, but Sony Online Entertainment will have to test it before adding it to the game.

"It's just a matter of how long it's going to take to get it right."

"It's just a matter of how long it's going to take to get it right," Higby said. "The good news is that it will be retroactive, so any items that you did buy will automatically go across your entire account once we put it in."

The only caveat to the impending system concerns faction-specific items, which will not be transferable to other factions on the same account.

Station Cash is SOE's universal in-game currency, redeemable in games like EverQuest, DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2. Players can purchase it within each game or online through the SOE website.

To learn more about how player feedback influenced PlanetSide 2 during the game's development, be sure to check out our recent interview with Higby. Conducted just hours after the game's release, he told Polygon that the game's four-month beta test was "almost completely transformational."