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Killzone Shadow Fall graphics comparison – E3 vs GTTV footage

Killzone Shadow Fall is, undoubtedly, one of the most eagerly anticipated titles from the launch lineup of next-gen console exclusives. We’ve been following the game’s progress since its reveal back in February this year, and are happy to report that the game is shaping up to be the definitive graphical showcase for Sony’s brand new piece of hardware, the Playstation 4. For the sake of comparison, we’ve chosen a selection of GIF images based on footage from the E3 build of the forest level and, more recently, this week’s episode of GTTV. (Guerilla Games, Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4, Sony)

xReDeMpTiOnx  +   838d ago
11/15/13 people will be killzowned
Zefros  +   838d ago
lucky, i won't get my copy untill 11/29/13 :(
GentlemenRUs  +   838d ago
I know the feeling :(

*cries in the corner of the room*
black0o  +   838d ago
12/13/13 :(
Enemy  +   838d ago
This is honestly the worst comparison I've ever seen. Comparing gifs? Seriously?
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twinspectre  +   838d ago
me too
Anarki  +   838d ago
Sony's strongest region is/has always been Europe. So why do they feel it's necessary to release the console later to us than in NA. Makes me cringe.
Pintheshadows  +   838d ago
At least we don't have to wait months so don't complain.
Hydrolex  +   838d ago

my cousins' uncle's friends' daughter's boyfriend's dad's friend works there and he is going to give me the game on 10/23rd
Campy da Camper  +   838d ago
Payback for EUs awesome PLUS. Lol
hosseincode  +   837d ago
good for you, i won't get my copy untill 99/99/99 :((((

just don't ask why
solid_snake3656  +   837d ago
I feel so bad for you guys. And I'm over here thinking 11/15 is far away.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   837d ago
cannon8800  +   838d ago | Funny
I'm ready for another helghasm.
DigitalRaptor  +   838d ago
oh my god, no you didn't. haha
Ezz2013  +   838d ago
lol XD
ok, that was funny
Heisenburger  +   838d ago
*slow clap*
FamilyGuy  +   837d ago
XD Nice one.
tielee   838d ago | Spam
The motion blur makes it hard to judge the texture quality, but the lighting is better and I'm loving that mist.
Lboogieskells  +   838d ago
Having a hard time detecting textures even with Mangekyo-Sharingan?
Jaqen_Hghar  +   838d ago
A man predicts a great plague to sweep the workforce on that day
iDadio  +   838d ago
This game will be my first next gen gaming experience, I believe I have chosen well.
MajorAly  +   838d ago
Killzone 2 was by first current-gen experience as I was LTTP. And I still don't regret the decision to start the gen with Killzone 2 :D
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MajorAly  +   838d ago
Killzone 2 was MY*

new keyboard does affect your typing...
scott182  +   838d ago
Killzone 2 is still one of my fav shooters, and the graphics are still stunning. I am way excited for Killzone SF.
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solid_snake3656  +   837d ago
Yup kz2 was epic. Defeating radec on the hardest difficulty was a pain in the rear. It was well worth it though
MizTv  +   837d ago
Kz2 is my all time favorite mp game
It just did so much right
But I can't say the same thing about kz3..
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ssj27  +   838d ago
I was spoiled by KILLZONE 2 most other games felt cheap after it..
That is why I'm skipping CODG, BF4 and many other games.

KILLZONE SHADOW FALL is like a high end game in every term.

other games need to bring up they quality if they want my $! I don't mind amazing fun gameplay with whatever graphics but hey are few out there and most are bad quality in every term.

My next retail game is inFSS and I will buy psn games if I get to keep my PS3 psn games and they count as cross buy, meaning if I buy FLOWER or any other psn game I can eventually play them on my next gen system. for example I hope i can play FAT PRINCESS on my PS4 soon without needing to purchase it again, fair!
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ZodTheRipper  +   837d ago
I totally agree, the online mode will keep me entertained until the next Sony titles arrive.
TechMech2  +   838d ago
I just bought Killzone 3 Saturday. Hope its good!
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   838d ago
Kz3 was bad compared to 2
TechMech2  +   838d ago
Was 3's multiplayer good?
CGI-Quality  +   838d ago
Killzone 3 wasn't bad at all, nope not even when comparing it with 2 (which I agree, was better).

OT: The improvements are QUITE apparent!
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QuickdrawMcgraw  +   838d ago
You bought it,play it and decide for yourself.
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Kleptic  +   837d ago
Killzone 3 wasn't 'bad'...but, for me at least, it was no where near killzone 2...i was pretty disappointed with both the single player and multiplayer...and i also didn't like some of the lighting changes to the game engine...

Again, thats compared to killzone 2...which is easily one of my top 3 favorite shooters of all time...if killzone 2 never released, and it was just killzone 3 against was great...still one of the top shooters on ps3 imo...
Maxor  +   837d ago
Killzone 3 was CoD trash.
darren_poolies  +   837d ago
It wasn't bad by any stretch of the imagination, KZ2 was just better.
ZodTheRipper  +   837d ago
KZ2 was a very special game and still is. KZ3 couldn't capture that magic though, probably because KZ2 set the bar so damn high (91 Metascore)
MizTv  +   837d ago
Couldn't agree more
I felt like my heart was ripped out of me
They took out or changed everything I loved about kz2
MysticStrummer  +   838d ago
I enjoyed KZ3, in some ways more than 2 but not others. Both are great games, but with a slightly different feel all around. I enjoyed the online of both, though again each had it's advantages.
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   837d ago
I see a lot of disagrees that kz3 wasent bad compared to 2 but here let me simplify this.

Most of those disagrees were prolly from people who ethier didn't play Killzone , were fps casuals and loved the casual feel and changes/ or were bad at Killzone 2 or didn't like it.

- kz3 sold less than kz2
- kz3 had less people playing in its prime than kz2
- no custom games at launch
- no in game music at launch
- downgraded clan system
- terrific looking maps but unbalanced as all hell
- no spawn grenades
- sniper with cloak + AR (Lmao)
- c4 spam
- rocket suicide spam
- health damage scale
- perks

Shall I keep going?

For those that didn't know kz2 lead mp dev wasent in charge of Killzone 3 hence all the terrible changes. Now the lead from kz2 is back on shadowfall hence a little more towards Killzone roots rather than super casual.
MizTv  +   837d ago
That's the truth dude
Those were the things that made kz awesome
cell989  +   837d ago
KZ2 was better, but KZ3 was really good too, people exaggerate, same with Uncharted 2 vs 3
MizTv  +   837d ago
Dude I think uc2 is so much better than uc3
TechMech2  +   837d ago
It's okay, I'd rather play halo.
Shane Kim  +   838d ago
Can't wait. The GTTV footage made me even more excited. 29th of Nov can't come soon enough.
JuniorCE  +   838d ago
Killzone Shadow Fall is the best FPS this year :-D
whoyouwit04  +   838d ago
DUDE! you are so delusional. If you would have said one of the best I would've said maybe we will just have to wait and see, but the best... get real.
JuniorCE  +   838d ago
Well I am saying this why? I played BF4 on PC... Honestly... The same thing... COD Ghost? Pretty much the same COD game... AND I HAVE PLAYED KSF Demo and MP... Dude honestly, I had so much fun :-) That's I am saying my personal opinion!!! KSF IS THE BEST FPS OF THE YEAR :-D
ssj27  +   838d ago
the best and it's a fact!


includes custom game modes ( for example you can play with 13 other friends vs 12 very smart AI bots )

first 8 or 6 maps are free!

$20 dlc season pack (8 4players coop horde mode maps, 6 more multiplayer maps) and not a $50 ripoff that COD or BF has going on.

no "AUTO AIM" in competitive MP.

Best visuals, sound effects, more next gen tech behind it, ray trace lighting etc etc.

Very well balanced, amazing map design, competitive online team play based game modes and gameplay, you got to play as a team to level up.

1080p 60fps and this youtube videos can't show the true quality of it, one you see it on tv you will be amazed.

dedicated servers.
scott182  +   838d ago
Awesome, I am so excited for it!
JuniorCE  +   838d ago
Agreed :-D
ShutUpDonny  +   837d ago
The game has not release, just like BF4 and CODG. You can't say it's the best yet, even if it might be.
Shane Kim  +   837d ago
CoD Ghosts is the only one. There are people who have played KZ:SF and BF4 for some time now. And for the looks of it, CoD seems to be the same thing again.
Maxor  +   837d ago
I have KZ: SF on preorder but only a fanboy would think this game is the best FPS this year. This was an eye candy buy, nothing more.

The BF4 beta alone play 10 times better than anything Killzone SF have shown.
Deltaguy  +   838d ago
lol look at that
Deltaguy  +   838d ago
i know it's compressed footage...i'm joking people..
Ezz2013  +   838d ago
putting "/s" would help people to get the joke
DigitalRaptor  +   838d ago
Depth of field, mist, bloom lighting and overall texture quality is vastly improved in the new build.

Can't wait to get my hands on this!
Ezz2013  +   838d ago
and 1080p
MajorAly  +   837d ago
900p is better than 1080p

whoyouwit04  +   838d ago
I'm not trying to start any thing here, but notice how this is suppose to be the PS4 best looking game, and it's not getting nowhere near the praise that RYSE is getting for it's graphics.
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90Supra  +   838d ago | Well said
That's because great graphics were a rarity for the 360 - but now that there's finally something that's graphically impressive running on xbox hardware, its the greatest thing ever...

Those of us that were gaming on PS3s were pretty spoiled by Sony's 1st party studios.....GG, SSM, Polyphony Digital and ND all killed it this gen.....lets just hope that carries over onto the PS4...
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Campy da Camper  +   838d ago
That is so true. Bubs for well said. God of war, uncharted, TLOU, Beyond Two Souls....its like driving a Ferarri and getting upgraded to a lambo for ps3 users while Xbox is going from an AMC Hornet to a Corvette.
Ezz2013  +   838d ago
nothing but truth
DigitalRaptor  +   838d ago
To be honest, an Xbox console hasn't had a visually impressive game for years. I just don't think people were expecting Ryse to look as good as it does. That would be my first guess.

In all fairness, everyone is talking about the character models and how good they look in Ryse. There hasn't been any moments in Killzone: Shadow Fall's revelations that go into great detail of how character's faces will look close up, besides the executions, which still look amazing. All the character models are wearing masks, helmets and armour that cover their entire body.

Except perhaps this, which is in-engine cutscene:
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Destrania  +   838d ago
If you're referring to the story trailer for Ryse that came out recently, then you're unfortunately mistaken about the visuals of the actual game. 90% of that trailer was pre-rendered cut-scenes. If you pay attention while watching it, it's very clear what is real-time gameplay vs. cut-scene because of the difference of fidelity, etc.
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MysticStrummer  +   838d ago
"notice how this is suppose to be the PS4 best looking game, and it's not getting nowhere near the praise that RYSE is getting for it's graphics."

I've seen plenty of praise for both. What I don't get are people saying Ryse is the BEST looking game. There are better looking exclusives and multiplats on both consoles in my opinion, and KZ:SF is definitely better looking than Ryse, unless you're talking about art style... then it could legitimately go either way.
reko  +   838d ago

youre a xbox troll..
PSnation4  +   838d ago
killzone on the ps3 is ONE of the best and underrated games on the ps3 era graphically.. i can't wait for the ps4 version!!!
ive been more interested in killzone single player over the multiplayer in the past.. but with this new killzone it looks like its going to have an epic multiplayer and single player campaign..

i cant wait!!!
90Supra  +   838d ago
IDK......could just be me, but I actually like the graphics from the E3 build better...

I know the mist/fog is maybe more realistic, but I liked that you could see the detailed hillsides and trees in the E3 build footage...

The lighting is definitely better, tho...
Sevir  +   838d ago
Whos to say that you wont see the details when you pass through the gentle fog. It makes for something more atmospheric.

There is a clear improvement. The lighting is incredible and the texture detail has gone insanely high since the E3 build.

Personally excited that this is making the launch and the fact that we'll be seeing it in all its glory on Nov 15/29 
BallsEye  +   837d ago

Or it might be a way to hide pop ins. Check the gameplay video especially when zipping down. I preffered the version without fog...
IIZANGETSUII  +   837d ago
It's not you, this is a downgrade from the E3 build, that mist/fog is used to hide low res textures of objects in the background, fog has been used for years just to cover the lack of detail, im not saying that its a bad thing but its the truth no matter how everyone tries to spin it the other way around, pls hit disagree guys because ive seen the comments on this note and its just hilarious how you all think its an improvement, jesus.
cell989  +   837d ago
volumetric fog does not come cheap
malokevi  +   837d ago
Agreed. Original version looks nicer, and I prefer the colours... though it could be a different time of day.

Since when is using fog to hide draw distances and pop-ins an "upgrade". Nice looking game... but I don't know about this.

Anyways, no doubt it's going to be the most played game in my PS4 library. For the time being.
Kayant  +   838d ago
Should have used the footage from here for comparsion -->

You can tell the Gttv footage was badly compressed. YouTube actually looks better for once lool.
DarkLordMalik  +   837d ago
TGS 2013 build is actually older. GTTV one is the latest.
dantesparda  +   837d ago
Looks f*cking incredible! smokes Ryse in my opinion
1nsomniac  +   838d ago
I agree this shows a very clear downgrade!

I would of personally preferred to keep the higher quality locked at 30fps rather than reduce quality to get it to play at 60fps.
CGI-Quality  +   838d ago
There is no reduction of quality at all.

And who said it was a downgrade for you to agree with? You're the only one in here saying any such foolishness.
1nsomniac  +   838d ago
All the people on the linked site, although after seeing link @Kayant posted above it looks as though the mist & lighting may be dynamic as his link looks a lot better.

The comparison gifs in the article show a literal night & day difference!

I think its just bad comparison shots,.. Hopefully.
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CerebralTiger  +   838d ago
This footage is from the single-player, though, which runs at 30fps.
1nsomniac  +   838d ago
double post
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Shuyin  +   838d ago
Singleplayer is still 30 fps with much eye candy.
WarThunder  +   838d ago
If you look closely the gifs from GTTV are blurred this also from GTTV its looks impressive but still blurred from the GTTV video stream.
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Destrania  +   838d ago
I bought the GTTV episode off of Amazon, and let me tell you, these YouTube videos, etc. do not do the game justice.
Pintheshadows  +   838d ago
Time for an eye test.
MrDead  +   837d ago
No downgrade..

In a recent interview with GameTrailers, head of technology Michiel van der Leeuw also said Killzone: Shadow Fall's texture quality has increased by approximately four times since the game was first unveiled alongside the PlayStation 4 in February.

“Since the PlayStation Meeting, the lighting has improved, the frame rate has improved, there have been a lot of changes to character animation and streaming, and texture quality is now about four times higher than it was back then, so it’s come a long way,"
ziggurcat  +   837d ago
I'm sorry, I accidentally clicked disagree while trying to down bubble the fool below you :(
lovelobster  +   838d ago
Mistation 4!!! LOL..
isarai  +   838d ago
Gotta love the dumb comments "mist is a downgrade!" lol i will never understand the fanboy mind.

EVERYTHING has been improved it's ridiculous! from particles to atmospherics, post processing, and even the texture and lighting!. eye candy galore right there, and the best part is it also looks to have fun gameplay as well!
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srd4484  +   837d ago
Mist is a downgrade. It covers up things like LOD and pop-ins. Why go from a beautiful E3 build to adding mist everywhere? Infamous does this trick as well. Google it.
isarai  +   837d ago
you're thinking distant fog, i don't have to look it up cause i use it on a daily basis, but it isn't always used to cover things up. in case you haven't noticed distant fog exists in real life, things aren't perfectly clear at a long distance. Also since the mist is only in the heavily wooded areas, once they wander out the trees it clears up, so how could it be used to cover things up when it isn't there half the time? not to mention the mist is actual particles, no one uses alpha particles to hide detail cause tech wise it doesn't, it's actually harder on the performance and is too unpredictable and random to be used as a coverup since it's not perfectly uniform (there will be clear patches everywhere)

Learn about the subject before you try to bash it bro
alexkoepp  +   838d ago
I agree it looks like a downgrade, maybe its just the source material but the new stuff doesn't look as sharp and the mist is just unappealing the game looked better without it.

Everyone talks about smoke and mirrors for Forza 5 and this game is clearly having the same effect with going super overboard on cheesy lighting effects (some are great but a lot of gimmicky lighting too).
isarai  +   838d ago
um, wtf is the difference between lighting and "gimmicky lighting"? please explain...
alexkoepp  +   838d ago
Gimmicky lighting are flashy effects that simulate light on a camera lens... you are supposed to be the character, not a camera strapped to their face. Any of the lens flare effects and the like are the gimmicky effects. Some god-ray as they call it effects are gimmicky too though it can certainly be done right.
isarai  +   838d ago
that's not lighting, it's lens flare, and in case you missed it all soldiers in killzone wear goggles
MrDead  +   837d ago
No downgrade..

In a recent interview with GameTrailers, head of technology Michiel van der Leeuw also said Killzone: Shadow Fall's texture quality has increased by approximately four times since the game was first unveiled alongside the PlayStation 4 in February.

“Since the PlayStation Meeting, the lighting has improved, the frame rate has improved, there have been a lot of changes to character animation and streaming, and texture quality is now about four times higher than it was back then, so it’s come a long way,"

And the lighting

Full breakdown of the demo.

These vids are from the early demo which has been improved on. I'm sorry that GG's achievements upset you so much, maybe if you're a good little boy Santa will bring you a PS4 with KZ:SF for Christmas and you won't be angry anymore.
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alexkoepp  +   837d ago
I hope he doesn't, gonna be to busy playing quality games on XB1 and won't have the time to go pawn it. Killzone 2 was atrocious, couldn't even make it past the first level... gave up when they threw in some gimmick when I had to turn a crank all dumb with the sixaxis...
KUV1977  +   837d ago
Yepp, Sixaxis was terrible, but Kinect will be great. /s

Killzone 2 was the best part in my opinion but 3 was good too and SF will hopefully be amazing. Certainly looks great so far.
RevXM  +   837d ago
dude sixaxis in KZ2 was brilliant, I never got why they took it out of 3!

Took some time getting use too but it was felt so good to use especially with the sniperrifle!

I know Ive played other shooters for too long when I go back to Kz2 and I suck with the sniper. lol.

Kz3 was good overall, I was let down thinking it would improve on all that made Kz2 great somehow. but in the end I sat with the feeling they changed too much, and they rushed it.

Shadow fall... Im so glad with what Im seeing from Shadow fall and even mercenaries.
KZ2 overSHADOW's Kz3 and Im glad GG deicded to FALL back to their winning formula at work.

Im poor right now but I hope that I can afford a ps4 in time for its launch and pick up Shadowfall with it.
cell989  +   837d ago
"couldn't even make it past the first level... gave up when they threw in some gimmick when I had to turn a crank all dumb with the sixaxis"

I bet youre a noob, youre so spoiled with auto-aiming that a game without it seems alien to you, back to COD you go
isarai  +   838d ago
maybe people should actually try the linked videos instead of comparing them with these horridly compressed 640 x 360 gifs
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Chuk5  +   838d ago
I've made the tough but responsible decision to pickup my PS4 and killzone and lock both of them up for 2 weeks while I do my mid-terms. It's gonna be brutal, but the pay off will be worth it.
Heisenburger  +   838d ago
Dat wisdom.
FITgamer  +   838d ago
Those gifs don't do it justice. Seeing it in real time on my 60" Aquos was amazing. Looked some much better than any video or stream i've seen it on previously.
worldwidegaming  +   838d ago
Will I finally be able to play this series without feeling sick?
CertifiedGamer  +   838d ago
I get my PS4 on 11/15/2013 but I think I am going broke this holiday. Killzone, Battlefield 4, NBA2K14, and FIFA 14.
Hakoom  +   837d ago
it will look much beter when i play it directly
cant wait !
RVanner_  +   837d ago
Just got a feeling that it's going to be a let down.

Hope not
TheGrimReaper0011  +   837d ago
It's funny
While Ryse ended up looking not as good as it's E3 build
Killzone ends up looking better!
ambientFLIER  +   837d ago
Wtf are you talking about? Ryse looks better than ever now. Every preview says it and every new video that's released shows it.
srd4484  +   837d ago
WHAT??? Please show us some comparisons of this?
I like how KZ added FOG all over to cover up LODs. No way this is an upgrade over E3 build. WOW
TheGrimReaper0011  +   837d ago
To the people who read my comment
I was just waiting to see the reactions
Because to be fair, i couldnt care less
If the gameplay is good, I'll play it
If we have to base the quality of a game on it's graphics, then Crysis 3 is the best game ever made
Call me a troll if you want, it's just that people are always talking graphics this and graphics that
People immidiatly felt offended when I made that comment.
I played minecraft, i still play crash bandicoot 3 and castlevania: symphony of the night and castlevania 4.
I really like plants vs zombies or League of Legends and Heroes of Might and Magic 3
I am just dissapointed that there wasnt a comment that would try telling me that the gameplay is the most important thing
I guess n4g will never change and people will act as if the more powerfull console, exclusives and better graphics will make their dick bigger.
Don't deny it. Even I wont
I used to think "o graphics this and graphics that", but during a shitty youtube video (wouldnt load 720) I was looking at killzone for instance and saw nothing different from what we already have
O well, beggers cant be choosers
srd4484  +   837d ago
Why did they add fog all over the map? E3 build looked amazing. Now we have fog. Seems like they are doing the old trick of adding fog to cover up the LOD and pop-ins.

You can't tell me this looks better than E3.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   837d ago
I agree the E3 build looks better. Maybe the lens flare in the new build is washing out the color and the distance. You can see a whole building in the E3 shot, the new one is just blinding white.

I trust GG to make a visually amazing game so not worried. Played the MP already and loved it.
Darrevilen  +   834d ago
I think that the new one from GTTV's episode has more atmosphere in it.

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