Guerrilla Games announces that Killzone Shadow Fall just broke the mark of 3 million unique players. News on the 'Radec Academy' release soon.
Love the Killzone series, hopefully Killzone 5 isn't far off even though Guerrilla will be launching their new PS4 series next
You do mean Killzone 4 right? Shadowfall isn't a main series entry.
@ChronoJoe. Lmfao, yes it is. Do you think it needs to be numbered to be a main series entry?? What an idiotic thing to say. Shadow Fall is the same continuing story from 2 and 3, they even acknowledge those games histories very frequently. Sounds to me like you didn't play it or pay much attention to the story. Mercenary on Vita is the one that is not a main entry in terms of the story happening on console. But still an amazing game.
not bad at all.. i need to go back to it to see if they added anything since release day.
I hope they put killzone on the shelf for a little while.
Agree with SHarky enough with the killzones
lol BiggCMan do you really think they will skip 4 then? I doubt it. I think it's much more likely they'll go back to the old time-line Killzone 4, especially as Shadowfall didn't do very well. Oh, Infamous Second Son isn't Infamous 3 either. I thought it was pretty obviously intended to detach them from the brand, thereby reducing any risk that might be incurred from bad press etc. Oh and news just in, Halo ODST is actually Halo 4, Halo 4 is Halo 5, and we're anticipating Halo 6 next year!
Final Fantasy 3 is 6 is 4 is 2! *head explodes*
The most underrated multiplayer of this and last gen. The Helghan are the best antagonists in video games.
Sorry the most underrated MP is TLOU
Underrated MP??? Naw sorry but while ok Shadowfall is worse than KZ3 which in turn was worse than the awesomeness that was KZ2... All people do in Shadowfall is spawn trap the others base with air/ground turrets and noobtubes... Sorry but while its playable it's not fun IMO... That game fell off... It looks good but really the game as a whole is meh... OT it's that there's that many people playing it because last I played you'd get maybe 2,500-3,000 playing across all modes at most.
Does that mean 3m software units have been sold or 3m unique players have played MP? Nevertheless - very impressive for a launch game.
Bring on the robot dinosaurs guerilla!! I am ready!!
If only a tenth of that number was actually active.
just like with any game
Surprise! People don't keep playing the same game a year after it was released! Shocked.
If it's a good game they do.
This games campaign was boring as hell, but multiplayer i enjoyed it.... ...
The campaign was a huge let down for me. Gameplay-wise the game had nothing to do with the previous two installments. If they decide to make another Killzone game I really hope that they'll bring back the full fledged cover-sytem from kz2 and kz3. The multiplayer was decent though..
That's pretty damn high numbers considering the game didn't exactly receive top review scores. I have it sitting at home, waiting until I have finished Second Son before I give it a look-in. My disc games have to wait their turn :|
A man greatly enjoyed it despite not being an online guy. The campaign has very open areas and some cool gadgets to use. Reviewers have been especially hard this gen. Only cross-gen games or remakes seem to be able to get above an 85 on metacritic so far. Even fantastic games like Sunset and Infamous are getting low 80s metas so a man has stopped putting too much stock into these reviewers (well he already did after last gen but even more so now he just watches reviews for games he was mildly interested in to get some raw gameplay footage and hear any glaring flaws).
Amen to A man;)
Well the reason for the high numbers is rather simple; it was a launch title and there weren't many exclusives to buy on the PS4 at launch, which is why I bought it. Best way to approach the game is keep your expectations low for the game. The campaign, minus some pretty on rails section was a massive drag and the MP is rather basic.
How is the MP rather basic? there are dynamic spawns placed by players. Turrets, air drones, buddy drones, stun blasts, hacking, shields. Pros and cons to each ability with counters from other abilities. Changing mission types within each game, cooking grenades, very low aim assist....if anything the game has a high learning curve and forces you to use all these abilities if you want to succeed. I have been playing the game since launch and basic would never be a word I would use to describe it. The main reason Shadow Fall stumbled out of the gate is because there was no XP leveling system or in-game clan support.
"there are dynamic spawns placed by players. Turrets, air drones, buddy drones, stun blasts, hacking, shields" Firstly, the classes have been whittled down to 3. Then those things you mention hardly improved the game, they were just additional weapons/abilities. I don't get why you mentioned those. The map design was rather uninspiring; the park and the forest level being prime examples. Skirmishes in The Park resorted to a clusterf*** in corridors with people stationing turrets outside and players being funelled in. The forest level for instance, you could use the teleport ability right at teh start of the game and end up near the enemy spawn. It was hardly balanced either. The gameplay was slow, unresponsive and just a plain bore. From un-engaging weapon mechanics, poor map design and just an overall sterile feel to the game with very little depth, its no wonder that the MP numbers for the game withered quickly after launch. I absolutely do not agree with you about the 'high learning curve'. It was very basic fare. Poor melee, basic shooting elements, snorefest weapon design; its just not a tight MP experience at all imo.
Well if you are a basic player and continuously run into the hallway death cluster, that is your own fault. There are ALWAYS flanking routes in every map and on top of that you could always place a spawn beacon anywhere else on the map. I would love to see one of your gameplay videos and what type of player you are because I just can't believe you had any success within the game....with it being so basic and all.
@ FunandFun Don't bother with this guy, he is a hater on anything playstation looking at his comment history, especially on killzone. His youtube name is septic360 so it kinda gives away which camp he is waving the flag for. According to him titanfall with no single player and worst AI in history and repetitive MP is better. Hell he claimed one of the cons being killzone only having 24player multiplayer yet defended titanfall being only 6vs6 lol. End of the day the game looked and played great and unlike battlefield that was broken and titanfall that was a massive let down killzone worked. That's why it got it's sales. The single player was meh but the multiplayer was great. Now stop being salty.
@fun "Well if you are a basic player and continuously run into the hallway death cluster, that is your own fault." No mate, I was doing the killing. "I would love to see one of your gameplay videos and what type of player you are " This is the only video I uploaded onto Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/vi... "I just can't believe you had any success within the game" Please. I've played games that actually require skill (look at my logo). Don't put KZ in that bunch. @Spring Lol one of my many stalkers I see. "According to him titanfall with no single player and worst AI in history and repetitive MP is better" Yeah you're not a fanboy at all lol. And yes Titanfall smashes this game to bits. "Hell he claimed one of the cons being killzone only having 24player multiplayer yet defended titanfall being only 6vs6 lol. " Where did I do this??
MP rather basic? This just tells me you've never played a Killzone multiplayer before.
@Riderz Then who was that mystical person on my facebook playing the game?
lol, well I could see why you were bored. playing a sniper on TDM. Let me guess, you pretty much only played TDM? If you aren't playing Warzone you aren't playing Killzone. Anyway, not trying to change your mind about the game, as a veteran player of Shadow Fall and Killzone, I just don't agree with your lazy assessment at all.
"lol, well I could see why you were bored. playing a sniper on TDM. Let me guess, you pretty much only played TDM? " Wrong. I tried all game modes but there were hardly any available at launch at all remember? And I didn't just play the sniper class. This game just doesn't hold its own against other fps' in the market at all. My assessment is no where near as lazy as the design of Shadow Fall. But each to their own I guess.
You know it's had tons of updates since release which have added tremendously to the overall solid experience that actually worked at launch. So why do you hold so much judgement and attempt justify it when you clearly haven't played since launch. Wonder if maybe your just a salty Debbie Downer when it comes to most things PS related. You pretend to be unbiased but it's easy to notice when you take the easy route with vague optimism but then spout paragraphs on paragraphs of criticism. You are trying way to hard to validate your opinion when honestly it's an ill informed opinion. You don't like it fine, but don't try to speak from experience when yours ended in 2013. And don't bother going into semantics with me, you get my point, I am not feeding that which lives under the bridge.
"You don't like it fine, but don't try to speak from experience when yours ended in 2013." So its okay that I don't like it but I'm not allowed to critique it? Yes my experience did end in 2013. How many times should I give the game the benefit of the doubt? Do I have some sort of positive duty to keep on re-visiting terrible games in the hope that they have changed for the better? Updates may have improved the experience. Fine. But if the core game is shoddy, what are the chances of the whole experience being vastly different? "You pretend to be unbiased but it's easy to notice when you take the easy route with vague optimism but then spout paragraphs on paragraphs of criticism. " What a load of bull. Seriously. I gave you specific examples and broader criticisms. I give you lot the benefit of the doubt, show you my gameplay footage and quantify my points and then your inability to accept any subjective criticisms makes you throw a tantrum? "Wonder if maybe your just a salty Debbie Downer when it comes to most things PS related. " Oh dry your eyes mate. I wonder if you can, for one moment, accept some criticism against the brand you hold so dear. My opinion is that the game is average at best. That's it. Obviously, as is evident by a certain segment of people of a fanbase, they are unwilling to accept any criticism whatsoever.
The single player is run of the mill, couple interesting ideas. Killzone 2 campaign was the highlight of the series. The multiplayer is awesome. It's brutal and while u can go it alone, teamwork is much better.
Meaningless since those numbers include multiple users on one PS4/copy of the game. Shareplay further muddies the water when it comes to significance of unique users. Then there is the free multiplayer weekends which undoubtedly factor in that 3 million. All in all, kinda expected more to be honest. Not more sales, but at least more people with the free weekends...
Shareplay was just released as a service. Its hardly gonna make massive difference. Even free weekends don't stop the numbers from being meaningless. The people still played the game didn't they?
They did. But the number is still meaningless because it is a free to play game in essence. Might as well just say a whole lot of people have tried our game. "Even free weekends don't stop the numbers from being meaningless." At least we agree on that ;) All I am saying is that is a pretty low number for a game that has sold upwards of 2.5 million(?) That with multiple users per console being counted and the free weekend users too it should be a lot higher. Ultimately it is meaningless because it doesn't really paint any kind of picture.
I doubt many people were share playing this
I see what you're trying to do there.
Can I have some more Halo for that Reach?
Of course it paints a picture! Tells us how many unique players played the game. You know, like it says in the title. And in the description. And the article. ;^)
When you are the only choice and there are no games that are "online-fps", it's simple to break millions of units. I think that with CoD and others upcoming Fps this game will be abandoned soon.
It literally launched alongside COD:Ghosts and Battlefield 4. Not to mention Blacklight: Retribution launched with it. And now Destiny.
You do realize there was a COD at launch and there's also Blacklight, Battlefield, and other FPS on PS4 right? There's plenty of choices and this game has earned every user with its quality.
Oh Aurenar... how sorry i feel for you.
I actually really enjoy this game. The look got my attention and then I read some not so flattering reviews but I found it on sale for $20.00 and thought what the heck, 20 bucks. Really enjoying it more than I thought after reading the reviews. If I paid full pop I still would feel I got my monies worth. Just my opinion.
i hope one day they make killzone like kz2 it was the best one imo
They probably won't though, too many complained it was too hard :(
I personally can't see why so many people hate on this game honestly! Although I didn't complete the single player portion of the game, it's not because I didn't like it, it's more so once I decided to play the multiplayer portion I actually got hooked! The gameplay machanics are pretty good IMO, and there is quite a bit of variety to the gameplay. Seriously I wish that it actually sold more! I don't think every FPS needs to be a Call of Duty, Halo, Battlefield to have its own identity. Every game should able to stand on its own merits, not be constantly compared to something else.
It's sad that ppl who are terrible at this resort to bashing it how many articles have we seen of this game?? the very few that gets posted these ppl rush to bash it Knock it down. If you didn't like the game that's fine I respect that but I'll tell you this the Mp takes more skill than most/any Fps shooter out right now on both current consoles. Congrats!! to Guerilla games and I hope you prove to all this ppl that your a top tier Sony developer with horizon.
Mp takes more skill than most/any Fps shooter out right now on both current consoles''' Nahhh ,SHM... Stop be fanboy there's a lot of other FPS take more skill than this game buddy...
I love killzone since ps2 but god dam i want see what else they can do.
wow...so full of hatred and bitterness towards KZSF in this comment section. it might not be GoTY material but KZSF is a solid game that does things right but because it's KZ, let's make a parade of hate for it and say it has no next gen gameplay and generic! typical haters! personally I enjoy the SP and the MP is quite good. map packs are given for free too. congrats to GG and Sony and here's hoping for the next entry or their next IP to be more spectacular!
I love KZ since playing the first as a little kid.
Well done , the only ppl who hate Dis game are trolling idiots who have never played it. Can't wait to see what else they have for the future in I.p
The campaign in this game was so dull
And its that way on other BIG shooters... COD, BF, etc. KZ2 had the best campaign so far in my opinion.
Yeah killzone 2 was great buy this was a massive step back
The mp is a blast and the sp wasnt as good as the others but imo still good, just not great. KZ Shadowfall mp is wayyyyy better than what ive played this gen in Destiny, COD Ghost and most other mps except for BF4 of course which is awesome fun.
Congratulations! For me it's the best Killzone so far and I nearly played every part (except of Mercenary).
mercenary is the best fps for handled device ever!
Congrats. KZ and Resistance are the only two FPS series i've bought even though i'm not a fan of FPS games in general. i still fondly remember the MP in KZ2/3 and what a blast i used to have.
It's not the best FPS out there, that's for sure, has a bland but enjoyable single player campaign, great graphics and a good MP, for me the thing that will always makes me support Guerilla is that they support their customers, it has received over this past year massive FREE upgrades and a LOT of FREE MP maps, people should support this kind of developers more.
Who is an Evolve fan? I have an extra alpha code that I am looking to get rid of haha.
I will take it if still available! Please?!
Email me at [email protected] The code is for PS4!
I quite liked the old school single player gameplay, nearest pc equivalent is hard reset but killzone blows that away