Submitted by sirultimos 690d ago | news

New Offscreen Killzone: Shadow Fall Footage Shows Many Improvements

As far as the PS4 goes, Killzone: Shadow Fall is the game to get.  Luckily for us, an amazing looking game is getting even better.  From recently released off-screen footage of the latest build of Killzone, we can see several graphical improvements.

- All LOD problems have been fixed.  No more pop in!
- They have added moving mist to the level. Looks great
- They have added god rays to the level.  All the trees are casting god rays
* It has screen tearing but the frame rate is solid
* Depth of field is back and they have added object based blur
* Particle effects seem lacking compared to the latest multiplayer footage

The mist in particular looks incredible. (Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4)

Update Corrected some typos in the description.

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ZodTheRipper  +   690d ago
Of course it'll get better, developers are learning new things every day about the hardware. Can't wait to see the endresult on my own TV in a few weeks :O
Ezz2013  +   690d ago
it just keep looking better and better evey time we see it
this and Deep Down,Infamous SS and of course The Order 1880 are the best looking next gen games
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pedrof93  +   690d ago
Check the NPCs at the end.

The colors choose for this game are fantastic.
Eonjay  +   690d ago
I love towards the end, he says that the build the guy is playing is months old and it isn't even the release build. Can't wait to see it.
christrules0041  +   690d ago
You mean The Order 1886 Lol
Magicite  +   690d ago
But what about Ryse!? /s
DialgaMarine  +   690d ago
We really do need to see some gameplay for The Order soon. I'm guessing the VGAs, like what they did with Resistance 3. That's my second most anticipated game after Killzone. I can't wait to see how well RaD does on console hardware.
PoSTedUP  +   690d ago
holy hell O_O
noctis_lumia  +   690d ago
the order no doubt so far is the best looking next gen game

and xbox fanboys can hate all they want that wont change a bit
FamilyGuy  +   690d ago
wtf are "god rays"?

The mist actually does look really good, rolling in all realistic like. Why is the title claiming this to be "the latest build" when the video states otherwise though?

KZSF has looked amazing the entire time, from initial reveal onward, so it's awesome that they somehow able to keep improving on it.
Jazz4108  +   690d ago
You have a very enthusiastic opinion. Im glad to see people this passionate without knocking others opinions as well. Killzone is shaping up to be a very nice looking game but I would not expect any less from gurilla games on new hardware. Just saw noctis's comment and it felt very insecure when xbox was not brought up and has nothing to do at all with this article or comment.
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Ju  +   689d ago
SignifiedSix91  +   689d ago
That's your opinion.
FamilyGuy  +   689d ago
Lol, thank Ju

Well yeah, I just call that "lighting", but I agree, the way the light streams through the tree branches and clouds looks exceptional.

All forms of lighting are one of the most noticeable differences between current and next gen games. Textures are a huge deal too but lighting is extremely apparent in how much better it looks.
The sub-surface scattering in skin textures is another thing making all games look better than anything seen from years past even though PC guys keep trying to bring up old Crysis footage from years ago and claim PS4/X1 to be "dated" even though the techniques being used today are being applied and look far better than games of the past, PC included.
thekhurg  +   689d ago
Screen tearing is going to give me headaches. Exceptionally disappointed that this is still an issue...
badz149  +   689d ago
even off-screen it looks gorgeous! can't wait!
mewhy32  +   689d ago
This just keeps getting better and better and it runs at 1080p. Not 900p like some 1980's VCR's struggle to pull off.Cough....bone....cough...
These guys are free to take full advantage of the PS4 because they are not subject to the lowest common denominator bone strangle. This is a TRUE exclusive for the mighty PS4 and I've already got it preordered.
ZHZ90  +   690d ago
Most likely either KZ:SF or WD will be the first PS4 game that I will play ever.
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scott182  +   690d ago
Holy crap this game looks sooooo good. I love the mist, what a great addition. Everything about it makes me horny... er, happy.
trancefreak  +   690d ago
So they say the particle effects have been scaled down mhh. From where I sit, I saw illuminated particles in a nite settings on KZSF MPlayer which literally would cast more sparks dynamically without day light imposed.

My point is the time of day would have a huge factor when viewing particles between night and daytime set pieces.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   690d ago
For this to be the future, these guns sure are inaccurate as hell! lol *waits for a fanboy to defend my comment*
mkis007  +   689d ago
When I watch these events where they show off games, it almost always seems like the demo guy sucks.
Steven3657  +   690d ago
Best looking game on next gen consoles.
ape007  +   690d ago
Ryse and Forza 5 look phenomenal too
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Eonjay  +   690d ago
They do look good but this does look better than both. Its really flexing the PS4's hardware muscle.
ape007  +   690d ago

well i think forza 5 is flexing X1's muscle too with 60 FPS and 1080p as well as ryse having all those character detail 85K polygon, lots of people on screen and no LoD

KZ might look more charming due its great art style while in reality all these 3 games are technical beasts, each in its own way
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Sirlancealot  +   690d ago
Your comment would have gotten an agree from me until you added Forza 5. That looks last gen. The cars look like plastic it doesn't do anything that jumps at you remember, the standard went up this is the next gen last gen techniques for visuals will no longer suffice. Drive club on the other hand does things on a next gen level.
scott182  +   690d ago
SF is doing a lot more than those games from a technical persepective and pushing the hardware more. After seeing this new video can that really be argued anymore? Ryse has a lead character at 85k triangles... is that it's grand technical achievement?

I'm not trying to say those aren't great looking games too(Ryse looks especially good), but Killzone does stand ahead from a technical perspective, pretty clearly it would seem now.
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garos82  +   690d ago
yadda yadda yadda of topic bubble
DialgaMarine  +   690d ago
I agree about Ryse, but let's be honest here. Forza 5 does not look very good at all. When GT6, a game running on 7 year hardware, can actually comnpare (and in some ways even look better), then Forza 5 really needs to step it's game up. Killzone, however, annihilates pretty much everything.
OrangePowerz  +   690d ago
Small correction. Ryse is using LoD, but Crytek decided to give it a different name and call it advanced level of detail.

As for Forza 5, it has issues with AA and pop in while using only pre backed lighting, no day/night change or weather system. That game uses a lot of smoke and mirrors.
TomahawkX  +   689d ago
I like how PS4 games get upgraded closer to release while XBox1 games get downgraded (Ryse).
DigitalRaptor  +   690d ago
Man, those trees in particular look much, much better.

However, inFamous: Second Son already looks better than this and that's an open-world game. Let's not mention The Order: 1886... for now at least.
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noctis_lumia  +   690d ago
the order is the best looking game so far
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   690d ago
The division says hello!
BoNeSaW23  +   689d ago
Have I missed a gameplay video of The Order or something? Or are you claiming that off a CGI trailer?
DigitalAnalog  +   689d ago

The latest GI preview said that the "CG" trailer is actually real-time with in-game assets. The developers actually toyed around in with the lighting in that trailer just to show there was no gimmicks whatsoever.
scott182  +   689d ago
Besides the footage being in game engine, the devs said they are aiming for higher quality than that.... will be beautiful.
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mkis007  +   689d ago
I didn't believe the trailer was in game until I took a closer look at a section near the end of it. The lighting off the gun on the guy's back shimmers in a non pre-done way. A very small detail but has convinced me that that was indeed running real time.
Shapeshifter75  +   689d ago
KZ: Shadowfall does seem to be getting some fine-tuning (as it should) up until the point it's released into the wild.

Still though, if these pics from Gameinformer for The Order are anything to go by, it's shaping up nicely as well...


In particular, I like the detail of the last (large) pic near the bottom of the page. The detail of the crest and chain mail on his shoulder/Sleeve and the dust particles in the air really set a nice atmosphere. The light from the lanterns are nice too.
andrewsqual  +   689d ago
@DigitalAnalog I have to say to everybody who says that, what a compliment to give Ready at Dawn studios. For you to mistake ingame graphics as a CGI trailer means the game will be jaw dropping to you when we see an ingame walkthrough. How lucky for you. :)
ABeastNamedTariq  +   690d ago
Hot damn that looks good. Trying to save up for this, Injustice, and Watch Dogs at launch. Can't wait.

It's almost here!
fpshooter2  +   690d ago
Excellent!! Nice improvements on an already visually stunning title. Cant wait to get my hands on it soon.
iamnsuperman  +   690d ago
I am just glad there is colour. Colour is so underrated and I hope this is just first in a long line of games that move away from the brown smudge effect (something Killzone has always suffered with)
FlunkinMonkey  +   690d ago
personally i am hoping for both where appropriate.. some of the gritty, grey war torn landscapes of KZ2 were beautiful, and were entirely fitting for the scenario, while this level and the E3 level presented were beautiful in their own right too.. it would enhance the effectiveness of differing colour palettes as the two contrast each other.
ginsunuva  +   690d ago
Kz3 had color... Not too much though.

But the greys in Kz2 worked to its advantage. It made the atmosphere so great.
Xsilver  +   690d ago
@ginsunuva KZ2 had the ISA lost this war atmosphere to be honest lmao. but i think in KZSF when you go on the helgan side of the wall it might look dark and gritty and red lots of red.
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DialgaMarine  +   690d ago
You clearly never played Killzone 3. Honestly, I find the whole color argument for a game like Killzone to be really stupid and annoying. The game is about war on desolate planet. You're not gonna see all the colors of the rainbow there. It's a dark, smoggy, industrial planet; not a pack of skittles.
ape007  +   690d ago
this look phenomenal, what bugs me is that people are expecting too much too early in nextgen console, just wait, some people are just spoiled, remember how Resistance and CoD 2 looked(excellent at launch btw) compared to later games???
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abusador  +   690d ago
Yes two years from now well be saying wow look at how gd games look now. An open worked dog from now ala dark/demon souls will look phenomenol and any other genre.
ape007  +   690d ago
i cannot wait to see Rockstar's New Engine, they said it will be focused on collisions and physics

yummy yumm
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Ezz2013  +   690d ago
yep you never judge console power by launch titles
dev's still getting used to the hardware
the next wave of games will look even better
and then ND and SSM show their next game and every one get heart attack
PsylentKiller  +   690d ago
You don't judge a console by its launch titles but those games are a good indication of where they want to go. Resistance was phenomenal looking and probably the best game in the series. It also had, I believe, 40 player multiplayer which is amazing to this day for consoles. The PS3 went on to produce MAG which had 256 players for multiplayer. The game didn't do well sales wise but you could see that they were trying to introduce a new type of large scale multiplayer. Xbox has had great games but it's focus was always on live and you could see the direction they wanted to move in from the introduction of the blades UI. Halo was the horse they chose to demonstrate their vision of the online multiplayer experience.
Now, with the launch titles of this new generation we can see that MS is moving towards a more cinematic approach to their games as well as a focus on the social aspects of gaming. Sony May seem like they are focusing on social networking but that it is only to showcase and share their games. For the games, Sony is aiming for more engrossing interactive gameplay. This is seen in the addition of the touchpad on the controller and the light bar. While the a eye is sold separately the experience between the player and the movement on screen is near 1:1. The PS4 games seem to want to tell the story through the gameplay and not just the cutscenes. MS wants this as well but I think Sony, most of the time, is better at it.
ZBlacktt  +   690d ago
Yep, then by 2008 we had MGS4 which is still talked about to this day. Then 2009 we had Uncharted 2.
Magicite  +   690d ago
was it 2008? Holy shi#, time runs fast!
ILive  +   690d ago
Uncharted 2 still stands---well, in my opinion, as one of the best looking games this gen. It still looks better than some triple A title released later this gen.
Ezz2013  +   690d ago
yep 2008 was the year ps3 start to show it power
and since then the train never stopped
even when next gen consoles is about to launch
they give ps3 owners a GEM (the last of us) 95% metascore that already GOTY/GOTG for most gamers

your comment get a "well said" bubble
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Salooh  +   690d ago
True. However , we don't feel the big leap this time. it's different situation then before so i don't blame these people for being disappointed. Killzone doesn't make me excited like when killzone 2 revealed , but the leap is still there , I'm still buying shadow fall though ^^ .

I still feel excited when i look at killzone 2 videos >.< . It seems that the art style is what i like. so i hope when they make another killzone they make it more darker , more serious. I can imagine it :P .
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abusador  +   690d ago
Its different for me, I def. see the big leap in games like Kz, Infamous, Deep Down, Witcher 3 , etc CCC

If anything launch games now look extremely better and a bigger leap from what I remember in other lauches . I'm talking about launch games comparative with games at that time and launch games cimparitive with current gen games during this time.

Videos from Witcher 3, Kz Sf, etc... Look insane.
Destrania  +   690d ago
The Killzone 2 section when they were launching into the field from the sky towers on those dropships, going through the clouds and getting shot at by the lightning arc guns blew my mind back in the day. Intense and amazing scene. I hope Killzone SF has some of 'those' moments, and believe it will.
ILive  +   690d ago
I agree as well, I see the leap. I think what you have to realize is that you have to see the games in motion in order to truly see the leap. Videos do not do some of these games justice.
Ju  +   690d ago
I don't know. Maybe you are looking at the wrong footage. This still gives me a chill:


Especially when watched in fullscreen 1080p.
mkis007  +   689d ago
So very true; I thought the first gears was impossible to surpass the first time I saw it. I was a total playstation fan-boy at the time, so I of course tried to downplay it. But man looking back at what we have accomplished since then; God of war3 and ascension, uncharted 2 and 3, the last of us and now beyond. I can't even bring myself to play heavenly sword anymore; the frame rate is disturbing.
forcefullpower  +   690d ago
Liking the Robot you have and giving you grappling ability and shield. Be cool to see what else they have the unit doing.
PsylentKiller  +   690d ago
That robot looks like the one from Gears of War but here it looks like you have some control over what it does. It doesn't look like just another NPC as it did in Gears. This Killzone reminds me of how I felt when I saw the trailer for Killzone 2. Killzone 2 looked nothing like the trailer (it was all CGI) and I felt disappointed and let down by Sony. I'm not getting a PS4 right away but when I do I hope that it lives up to the hype because I do like the KZ storyline.
dragon82  +   690d ago
I am sorry but KZ2 looked just as good as the original reveal trailer did at E3.
EXVirtual  +   690d ago
Damn, the environmental textures look amazing! Visually stunning, especially for a launch game. Can't wait to see what happens in later games.
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Ohlmay  +   690d ago
Looks incredible, first game I pre-ordered for my PS4.
KillrateOmega  +   690d ago
To think that there are actually people out there who think that this game does NOT look beautiful...
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SaffronCurse  +   690d ago
Crysis/Crytek Fanbois
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sync90  +   689d ago
Crysis/Crytek/Xbone Fanbois

DigitalRaptor  +   690d ago
Those are extremely high-fidelity renders. I don't imagine we're going to see quality like that in gameplay, but it's nice to see that that is the detail they put into their character models. Truly stunning.
Ju  +   690d ago
I'm pretty sure these are LOD0 in game models. Sure, rendered without the rest of the game that's how they'd look like when ran through the game engine. E.g. you could render those in menus and such.
Destrania  +   690d ago
Very sharp. Can't wait for day one!
Kayant  +   690d ago
Man this game truly looks amazing. This, The Order:1886 & I:SS are going to be so awesome. Wish the sun flare wasn't too bright but hey :p.

Dat neogaf story jacking with no credit to source. SMH.

DigitalRaptor  +   690d ago
Wow. Did anyone see this? http://www.abload.de/img/kk...

I need that in direct feed 1080p.
Ju  +   690d ago
Bu...but KZ doesn't have destruction. /s
Pintheshadows  +   690d ago
Woah, where is that from?
DigitalRaptor  +   689d ago
@ Pintheshadows

It was from a TGS livestream. Shame about the quality, but hopefully we'll see some more soon.

speed389  +   690d ago
this game looks soooo f**king good!!!
sigfredod  +   690d ago
Yoy know what a real next gen title is when looks this good on a offscreen video on youtube with a shaky cam, 1080p fps porn hhmmm
Xsilver  +   690d ago
that is so true
isarai  +   690d ago
my god the real time volumetric godrays coming through the trees is amazing, THAT was not there last time. wonder why it's only in certain places though :/
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axerated  +   690d ago
As much as I love killzone and think that this game looks awesome, I really don't like the design of the gun they've shown in every video, doesn't sit right with me
isarai  +   690d ago
good thing there's other guns in the game then right?
axerated  +   690d ago
I've not seen any others actually, every gameplay vid I've seen shows the same fugly gun, but I'm sure you're probably right
Pintheshadows  +   690d ago
He isn't probably right. This is Killzone. There are many, many guns.
strickers  +   690d ago
22 guns and 15 attachments in Multiplayer. All guns open to use from the start
GTgamer  +   690d ago
@axerated go to Killzone.com you will See more weapons awesome designs too.
elhebbo16  +   690d ago
It looks good and all but what the hell? screen tearing? I thought they said this gen will not have screen tearing anymore.
KUV1977  +   690d ago
No one said that and if someone did noone believed it... or at least should have...
elhebbo16  +   689d ago
no I remember correctly people saying that with the increase in bandwidth next-gen consoles would eliminate screen tearing once and for all. but it seems developers are back to the same old shit pushing graphics and adding extra shaders beyond the hardware limitation. I dunno about you but screen tearing just killed it for me with the ps3 this gen, I couldnt play far cry 3 without getting a headache from the tearing. im just saying if this what we are going to see in the years to come than I'll gladly put the money i've bin saving for a PS4 towards a new PC.
KUV1977  +   689d ago
Who is "people"? Unless someone creates hardware that is more powerfull than anything that is thrown at it, there will always be tearing. No reputable developer would ever claim that tearing would be gone for good. I think Guerilla will continue to improve the performance plus sometimes different refresh-rates from the display and from the recording device in off-screen-footage can make it appear worse than it is.
There have been a few games were tearing has been annoying but I don't remember FarCry 3 being among them for me.
BLAKHOODe  +   690d ago
I have the PS4 and Xbox One pre-ordered. I'm getting Killzone, Watch_Dogs, Battlefield 4, Dead Rising 3 and probably Ryse at launch, but it's Killzone I'm most looking forward to tearing into! IDK why, but something about this game has me super excited to get my hands on it and this video only helped escalate that excitement. One more month!!!
ErazorDJ  +   690d ago
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TechMech2  +   690d ago
Shut up troll
reko  +   690d ago
youre the troll here.
TechMech2  +   690d ago
You keep thinking that
BABY-JEDI  +   690d ago
At launch I expect I will have to hold my jaw up while playing
I think I've now been Killzowned again
JuniorCE  +   690d ago
First game I am getting on PS4!!! :-D
Honestly, KSF is the most beautiful FPS on consoles... thats it!
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   690d ago
Agreed, I think KZ:SF is a must own launch title, for the PS4.
JuniorCE  +   690d ago
Agreed! Also, It's First part studio which its going to use more power of the PS4... :-D
RAGE91  +   690d ago
I'm an xbox fan and plan to get the X1.....But this.....Holy shit, it looks amazing. I WILL get a PS4 at some point and I WILL get this game.

Do you think it will look as beautiful in multiplayer as it does in campaign....Usually games aren't as good looking on multiplayer as Campaign.

It'll probably look just as good, even if there was a drop for online it wont be much.
90Supra  +   690d ago
Even off-screen it looks awesome...

Can't wait...
imXify  +   690d ago
Best graphics ever on a handheld with KZ:M

Now best graphics ever on a game with KZ:SF ?

Respect Guerilla. :peace:
KUNJ  +   690d ago
Killzone baby!!
_FantasmA_  +   690d ago
I don't understand. How can you see these "god" rays? If you can see them and they are real, then they can't be god rays. You can only call them god rays if they are invisible or don't exist.
Ju  +   689d ago
You can "see" them because they reflect light in the particles in the environment. Like water and dust particles. That's what you see in the game. Much more environmental particles.
This sexy baby is going to be making sweet, sweet love to his PS4 when she gets popped into that Blu-ray Drive ;)

31 more F'ING DAYS ! xO
-Gespenst-  +   690d ago
I'm not an Xboner or anything, and I'm likely to pick up a Ps4 at some point, but I could care less about this game if it's just a look-don't-touch linear fps. I mean I can appreciate the visuals and the composition and everything, but I don't know. It only looks "real". I could just go outside to see that, or go on a vacation somewhere (well, if I had the money). The visual department has to bring something pretty unique if I'm going to buy a game based on visuals alone. The only example of this for me is El Shaddai.
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TomahawkX  +   689d ago
Killzone:SF, Injustice, Knack, AC4, and Lego Marvel will be mine at launch. Christmas is coming early this year fellas.
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