Not even twenty-four hours after Europeans receiving the public codes for the Killzone 2 beta, pictures and videos are surfacing across forums and video hosting sites. Judging by these leaked sources Killzone 2 is going to be one beautiful game.
OMG!!!! i can't see nothing like this
OMG I can't wait to play this game on my Super Nintendo. Seriously though, this is my number one game for early 2009, followed by Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil. Can't wait!
I'm in the Beta and its Fn awesome. Visually it beats every FPS out there. Control still need to get a little tighter but overall i extremely impress. I'm out gonna go kill some nsa punk. :P
I'm really excited about the future possibilities of the Killzone 2 engine. I'm hoping it can be some kind of UT3 engine equivalent for the PS3. With the extensive development time of KZ2 it would help Sony earn back some of the costs if they can use it amongst its 1st party development teams. Giving the PS3 such a powerful engine would take away some of the negative comments about the PS3 being hard to develop for. Though I suppose it's still not a solution for lazy 3rd party developers making multiplat titles since the engine probably won't work well on non-Cell architecture. And with the groundwork already done we won't have to wait as long for KZ3 :)
God of War 3 is rumored to be using a lot of killzone 2's engine assets... yeah I got into the beta yesterday...any concerns anyone has about 'is it fun' will be perfectly fine...if you like shooters that blend arcade and tactical components...this will be the pinnacle of that...and if you like class based multiplayer shooters, it will also set the standard in that area too... this game will top even MGS4 I bet...If I knew nothing of the game, and nothing of the system playing it...and someone told me 'this is a launch title for the PS4'...I would believe them...
THis is Sony's baby hope this pays off and delivers!!! All I can say about this game is WOW!!! looking at the Trailers is breath taking and Mid boggling!! and this is a first Gen Title!!!! The dev time alone tells you how much is required to put in to get the Cell and RSX to fire off properly ,The effects and the wolrd is second to none!!! Dont even compare this to shhshty Low def COD4 and Halo3 PC technology.. DOnt even go there friends.. This is True Engineering at its most advanced!! ANd if GOD of War is using this technology I am so Excited For SOny!!
Look's great and these are off screen right? Where in hell is my beta code Sony?!
I want this game so bad :(
Fishy whilst I agree that the screens look great, having a screen in a lower res/off-screen etc. actually covers up artifacts, low-res textures and such so that it looks BETTER than an HD screen grab. This is a common misconception and I often see people make comments like "it looks great even though it's crappy quality" - well of course, that's going to cover up any graphical flaws.
I wonder what will those people say when they see the final build of Killzone 2. They're talking crap things like KZ2 is aiming too high when it's trailer is first showed in E3. And now GG managed to surpassed it even more!
When you get it Fishy shoot me an add- PSN: SuMizzle. I'd dig playing a game or two with any of ya. Anyways, it is absolutely, without a doubt, THE best looking console game I have ever had the pleasure of playing. The levels are gorgeous, well designed, multiple paths and LARGE. I have yet to have any issues while playing. Only trying to connect...twice.
I want to know how the Beta only comes to half a gig! Look at those high res textures. They're amazing. The Bioshock demo was nearly 2gig and this is only 500Mg or so. Is the beta just much smaller do you think? (I don't know I'm not in it) Or are the maps quite small?
thor...I see what you are saying, but after playing the beta for a few hours...I assure you...'graphical flaws' are something that Killzone 2 simply doesn't know how to perform... remember those ridiculously good looking grabs of the 'insane ground textures' from PSU a few weeks ago?...yeah...there are refractive puddles on the ground everywhere...and the water is animated...I spent an hour today looking for a single goofed up texture...or a missing shadow...or anything...I couldn't find anything...the AA is great...the textures are better than anyone realizes (save those in the beta...EVERYTHING is normal mapped, almost everything reflects realistically, and EVERYTHING reacts to the muzzle flare of your weapon flawlessly)... there are glitches, don't get me wrong...just can't find any graphical problems yet...and i've been looking hard...the beta forum narrowed down the graphical problems to a sandbag bunker on one level that doesn't react quite right to the lighting...I haven't seen it though...
The game is actually better than in the screens hehe! Can't believe how freaking awesome it is!!!!!! =D What astonishes me is that the beta is only 459 MB!
yeah tiny little super compressed thing...its only 3 maps though, and 2 game modes...all the textures are compressed though according to GG, and they still look crazy...I don't know what is going to happen when we see the uncompressed stuff streamed of the blu ray release...
Is the public beta in europe because i cant find it on psn? does anyone know ?
its still an invite only affair...check your email account linked to your PSN (whatever email address you used to create your account)...there was a random lottery of keys fired off to PSN users...that is where you will find it...if you didn't receive an 'accepted' message, you didn't get in... if you do get however, there are instructions on how to download the beta...
@ Daz : you have to be invited (if you were in closed beta you get a mail),,, i belive it is that way. Second: LOOOLLL @ at you guys! (nott in a bad way :D!) Yes those are ingame screens AND YES that is from the beta! I was in closed beta, but my ps3 broke down =( (My little brother pushed it down in the floor :X)so i dont get it back now in 1-2weeks :( But 4 you guys playing open beta for the first time.. I am happy 4 you =) Have a fun time now! And what you think about it? I remember the first time it loaded up the first map. I was like .. OOOMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! hahahah
thx for the help. :) Sucks i havent got a key. who do i have to kill to get one :P
The beta is awesome!- This is going to move me from COD4
Your little bro deserves to be choked slammed. :P
This game you just have to see it for yourself . Just wow
look at the textures on that baby. pow3r of the c3ll.
not just that if it as for the edge tool and the tools developed by Guerrilla, it would of not of been possible.
lol... The "c3ll" is about to reach it's perfect form soon. But first, the "c3ll" must absorb Android 18. It hasn't quite absorbed Android 18, but by January 15th, 2009... C3ll will have reached it's Perfect form. haha, sorry... just got done posting on the Dragonball article.
I've never seen such high quality texture work before, except for say Crysis.
this game will remind all other to work on ps3 as the LEAD console
When will they learn? When i ask you, wheeeeen?!?!
and how long has KZ2 been in development?
How long have you been asleep? Killzone 2 is releasing in 3 months, thats right 3 MONTHS. It does not matter how long its been in development, what matters now is how great it looks, how fun it is, and my killing spree when I pick it up in three months mothasucka.
not as long as alan wake hows that comming btw :)
I have the beta and yes you get a email from the playstation underground. All i can say its the best looking game i have played the gameplay is awesome i cant wait for 09 when this comes out.
great comment btw your pic rules can't forget san andreas grove street ftw
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...Crying in his Soup!!! ;-D
Killzone has changed...
I got my Killzone 2 Beta Code from Playstation Underground just last night... and all I have to say is DAMN!! This is going to be freakin awesome! I almost can't believe that KZ2 is just 3 months away because it seems like it was just yesterday when it was Playstation gamers day and GG announced it was going to be delayed for Feb. 2009... the wait is almost over. It's a shame that there's still sub-par 3rd party PS3 ports (Fallout 3) whenever there's games like KZ2 and MGS4 that totally blow those games away graphically and technologically.
I love the beta so far, except for the friendly fire. Most people in FPS's tend to shoot at anything that moves, including teammates :( Also the occasional random grenade from your fellow commardes is always great too to die by. But overall the game is great. The ground textures and the lighting are the two things that really stick out in the game to me. BTW I got my code in an e-mail from Sony. The only way I can think of why I may have been chosen for the beta is because KZ2 was on my PS underground wishlist. And I downloaded the KZ2 theme from the store. But other than that I didn't do anything out of the ordinary to get a code.
shoot anything that moves! they don't call it KILL ZONE for nothing :P
Can you customize controls per button? Can you set zoom to hold instead of toggle like CoD4?
Question 1: No you can't customize each button, but there are many different conrol layouts. I'm using the one most like COD4. Question 2: Yes you can set the zoom to stay without holding it. You tap it once to zoom in and again to zoom out.
Thanks, but what I meant was, can you set it to HOLD like cod4, so i don't have to click it on and off, just hold it. I prefer hold to toggle personally.
guys are geting me excited for K2 talking about the beta, damn so many games to buy with little money and little time.
plane ahead and start putting money away for this game.
I have seen better looking screens than this one's , quality is very bad
haha imagine a grown man that still had his baby teeth?
I don't like this game, it looks too good! What will people think of all the other games that can't live up to its majesty?! Wait, maybe this will push other devs to try harder and produce better products...!!! YEAHHHHHH!!!
wow this game amazes me everyime I see it. if It can keep a COD4-ish property while keeping these visuals and inhancements I will be astonished. Best looking console game for now. Thats for sure. A little bit off topic but I bought Resistance 2 today. I began playing the campaign, and even though I have a 46" Panasonic 1080p which might make it look better, this game looks amazing. Im only a couple hours in, but this game is jaw dropping. Nothing under a 9 for graphics. Which really surprised me from some reviews I read. The shadows are great, the frame rate is perfect,the water is so lifelike, and there is so much Sh*t happening at once, 10 guys attacking you, your teamrates running to different spots, you look over people are dying. Wow. Also the game is very colorful. I love it right now and am doubting anyone who gave this game anything under a 9.
Denied once again for the beta.
sneak king the burger king game haha2
this game is my wet dream.
This open beta they fix many things they make a virtualy perfect game better they made it easy to aim a lil easy it stil hard n not a run n gun game, they fix the chating know everybody can hear you if they r close to you even you enemy ala socom n thats great I love it, n the grafics they look n got better than the privete beta the sad thing is that the game is soo intence that you don't have time to look at the grafics, btw that title is wrong it says EU open beta n I'm from the US n I got in, n I know few others from the US got in to sooo please fix that title, hey people I'm looking to make a teamwork based clan please add me if you are in the beta. My psn is. arakouftaian .
has amazing textures...the MP.
There is nothing like K2 on the market right now. CoD5 is a joke next to it. CoD6 needs a better realistic gameplay, characters, graphics, physics, and sound in order to take the crown away from K2. This is how amazing K2 is ...
and WOW. this game impresses on every front. the visuals are AMAZING. bar none, the best visuals i've seen in a video game this gen, ESPECIALLY in this particular genre (WAR/FPS). the animations are fluid, the controls are tight (SOOOOO much better than the first game; seriously, it puts the controls of the first game to shame), the gameplay is surprisingly fun. i wasn't sure if i liked it at first, because i've been playing Resistance 2 all week, and i'm accustomed to those controls, but once i got a feel for the controls, and the way the gameplay/team mechanics work, i fell in love with Killzone 2 multi-player. man, i'm not even a multi-player gamer by nature, but three games have really, REALLY pushed me into the MP group; Warhawk, Resistance 2, and Killzone 2. i never thought i'd be excited about the MP aspects of a game, but those three got me really appreciating the online multi-player arena more. and while i'm still a single player gamer at heart, the split is more 80/20 in favor of single player, but with Resistance 2 and Killzone 2's excellent multi-player, the split may change to 80/30 in favor of single player, and maybe higher. i can literally spend hours playing the co-op in Resistance 2, and me, my fiance, and my roommates HAVE. and i've already spent a good two or more hours playing the Killzone 2 beta. if you have an HDTV, and are able to get into the beta, you are in for a treat (like i've said before, i'm playing it on a 40" 720p LCD Samsung, and the game is quite literally jawdropping. i've been killed many times because i was simply gawking at the scenery and not fighting). i remember a time when screenshots very rarely looked ANYTHING like the actual game (due to all the photoshop and touching up companies do), but so many PS3 exclusives have looked EXACTLY like their amazing screenshots it's ridiculous (MGS4, Uncharted, Ratchet, Heavenly Sword, Resistance 2, Killzone 2, Little Big Planet). these games are so close to CG, i'm in constant awe of how far gaming has come since i was a 6 year old boy in 1985 marveling at the original Super Mario Bros. unfortunately, i haven't been able to play with the class system, because apparently for the first level or two, the Badge system is unlocked, i'm assuming to get you accustomed to the way the game works on a basic level, but i've played with people who are the other classes, and i can't wait to make my hybrid Medic/Sniper class (or whatever mix i decide to go with). oh yeah. 32 players. no lag. i didn't even get any server disconnect issues. i honestly don't have any complaints about the beta so far. it's just...FUN. Edit: ok, i have ONE complaint; MORE PS3 OWNERS NEED HEADSETS! come on guys, it's not that expensive for a Bluetooth headset. hell, i got mine with Warhawk, but even so, they're about $20 for a nice one. it'll be nice when all PS3 owners have headsets. it makes communication so much easier (most of the guys i played with in R2 and K2 have headsets, but sometimes i get on a team where only me, or one other person has a headset, and that can make things real tough).
Congratulations! But man you are killing me...I have gotten into EVERY beta so far EXCEPT for K2 and I am DYING to get in! I even have 4 UNUSED Qore Episode codes up for trade to anyone who can help me out (plus I am a moderator at a VERY big tech site and need to get in for reviews!). This lighting in this one screen alone (even at such a horribly compressed resolution) is just astounding me! http://media.ve3tro.com/gam...
gotten into this generation. i NEVER got into betas before, but i've been in the Warhawk, SOCOM, LBP, Resistance 2, and now KZ 2 betas. all of them have been amazing. the funny thing about that screen you've posted, is that it STILL doesn't do the game justice, as it's not a direct feed, HD screen. and yet it's an amazing screen. the game is simply jaw-dropping. and the gameplay matches it. take note, Nintendo; you CAN have gameplay and graphics co-exist. many PS3 exclusives have proven this, even when the gaming media doesn't want to acknowledge it; ie, Ratchet, Uncharted, MGS4, LBP, Resistance 2, and KZ2 have excellent gameplay, and PHENOMENAL graphics, but people still love to wave the "gameplay over graphics" banner around when it suits them; except when an MS game is concerned. Gears 2 is fun, sure, but it has texture pop in, framerate issues, and online lag, but the visuals are so stunning, it warrants perfect scores. Resistance 2's graphics are amazing also, but the gameplay has a rock solid framerate, smooth controls, EXCELLENT multi-player with 8 player class-based co-op and 60 player large scale matches with an xp system for single AND multi-player, but hey, 8/10, no matter the gameplay is some of the best online gaming since the original Halo. *sigh* but that's just me ranting. KZ2 is delivering some awesome online, so now i'm looking to the campaign mode to round it out. considering that the original Killzone, and Killzone: Liberation on the PSP had a genuinely good story and campaign mode (even though the original was marred by technical issues), i'm not too concerned.
but at the same time so angry ive only gotten into the r2 beta and i had that damn ugly home theme forever it seems like im just not very lucky when it comes to betas anyways have fun keep filling us in on details and such :)
@ Figboy "the funny thing about that screen you've posted, is that it STILL doesn't do the game justice, as it's not a direct feed, HD screen. and yet it's an amazing screen." I definitely know that! When I want to get/show the *closest* thing to how it really looks & plays I use this 1280x720 500+ meg video as reference (already downloaded on PC & PS3 @ full resolution) http://www.gamersyde.com/le...
im sry but i just have to say no offense and i still love you but i hate everyone right now that has this beta..... SRY i mean i got LBP beta which was ok , then R2 beta which was good but only lasted like 3 freakin days after i got it , i want this more than anything ill sell my kidney on the black market for a code ( not really ) but i want it now!!!!!!! cant wait will be game of the year 2009 baby!!
Your not the only one that feels that way. I posted something similar earlier today.
only good thing about the ps3 is this. all other games can kiss my well animated @ss -nai-
If you think this is crazy, wait til you play this on an HDTV.
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