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Sony PlayStation 4 Developers Explore What Next Gen Gaming Will Deliver

Forbes - With the world awaiting the Xbox Reveal at Microsoft’s Bellevue headquarters on May 21, gamers are anticipating a fall launch for the two consoles that will define next generation gaming – Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft next Xbox, currently codenamed Durango. A couple of the top game developers for Sony’s PS4 offer their thoughts on what gamers can expect from next gen gaming.

Guerilla Games has been working on Killzone Shadow Fall, its first PS4 game, with a team of 150 people. Hermen Hulst, managing director & co-founder of the Amsterdam-based studio, said that the team sizes for Killzone 2 and 3 were about 125 people. The increase in manpower was to handle the transition to next gen. The development time for his studio remained just six months longer than current gen at two-and-a-half years. Once ramped up, that window should come down to the current two year development cycle of current consoles.

gamerlive1079d ago

Killzone Shadow Fall looks like it could take on Microsoft's Halo.

JoGam1079d ago

Im so excited for next gen and everyone whos getting a PS4 or 720. This is what gaming is about.

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iPad1079d ago

It can. If marketing is top notch.

mochachino1079d ago

I doubt it, Master Chief is a gaming icon at this point.

Killzone doesn't have any loved characters. In fact while KZ2 and 3 were some of my fav FPS games this gen, I the story suffered greatly from the lack of any strong protagonists. All the characters were bland (with the exception of Scolar Visari).

Still amazing gameplay though, but it's no halo killer.

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mrmancs1079d ago

The world awaits?! Haaa ha ha haa.......

MilkMan1079d ago

THINK, LONG and HARD.
Cause I for one don't want a prettier FPS. You want my gaming dollars? I want to be AMAZED with fun CREATIVE games that simply could not be made with current gen.

Sketchy_Galore1079d ago (Edited 1079d ago )

I have to agree with that. I will be picking up Killzone Shadowfall for it's technical wow factor but it's not the type of game I'm looking forward to. Of course a big action blockbuster game like Killzone is the one you want to grab people's attention with at a press conference but considering that, it has to be said Sony showed off a decent variety of styles already at that one conference. From Knack to Jonathon Blow's next game (the name escapes me) I think it's safe to say Sony are still going to be supporting a wide variety of styles.

fei-hung1078d ago

Think it's called the witness.

Qrphe1079d ago

I'm excited for all consoles but all these fanboyism from all sides really is taking it away from those who don't care.

Bakkies1079d ago

The fact remains that game development is a product of many talented people. Giving these talented people better technology will allow them to bring more of their imagination to life.

Santa Monica Studio, Naughty Dog and Guerilla hit that technology barrier, but most other studios aren't even near it. So don't expect the next gen to be some nirvana. It has never been in the past.

In the next gen we can expect just as much mediocre military FPS's, Need for Speeds and colorless Gears clones.

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