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1up: "Sony Showed Us Killzone"

1up reports:

"Explaining that this was a work-in-progress and it wouldn't be a part of his GDC Keynote the following morning, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Phil Harrison wanted a way to point at the power that the PlayStation 3 could unlock. At the conclusion of a presentation that unveiled 'Home' and the irrefutably smart LittleBigPlanet, Sony showed 1Up Killzone.

It wasn't called 'Killzone 2,' it was just called 'Killzone' and the video footage appeared to be artifacted somehow. It wasn't the clear, crisp HD footage Harrison's presentation had been populated with -- it was almost like an afterthought. It didn't look as good as the fake-footage seen at E3 2005, but it didn't look bad, either. It was just a half-hearted show of particle effects, bullets ripping through warehouses, tearing apart kitchens and showcasing the rag doll physics in the Killzone engine. If the footage ever surfaces, it'll likely be treated as an 'engine' demonstration, but the first-person perspective, gunplay and action clearly show gameplay in some state."

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MoonDust3370d ago (Edited 3370d ago )

Loads then dead.
Edit: fixed. Nothing to talk about...

Annihilator3370d ago

They showed PlayStation Edge, a new advanced graphics tool that's meant to simplify PS3 development. The package comes complete with RSX performance analyzer and GCMReplay.
1up sees a couple of Helghast soldiers in there and goes WE HAVE SEEN KILLZONE AND IT DOESN'T LOOK CG !! and that is PATHETIC !

ThunderSpark3369d ago

The point of the matter is they didn't show want consumers wanted. Period. If you hype up a game, follow up on it and make sure it lives up to the hype or you will get flamed. Period.

Sevir043370d ago

GDC 07: Killzone Debuts in July
Worldwide Studio head, Phil Harrison confirms major E3 appearance.
by Jeremy Dunham

March 7, 2007 - As a "special thanks" for the media that attended his pre-GDC conference last night, Sony Computer Entertainment's President of Worldwide Studios, Phil Harrison unveiled the first in-game footage of Killzone ever seen. However, we did see it with a few caveats.

"Please remember that we're showing you this footage as an example of our technology," stated Harrison before running the b-roll. "Keep that in mind when looking at it and don't think of it as looking at the game directly."

The technology that Phil was referring to is "PlayStation Edge," a new advanced graphics tool that's meant to simplify PS3 development. The package comes complete with RSX performance analyzer and GCMReplay.

Following his brief statements, the footage played on multiple HD screens and showed off both ISA and Helghast soldiers blasting the bejesus of each other. The best way to describe how the aftermath looked is that it's "BLACK" for the next generation. There was a high level of destructibility as the bullets flew, and some seemingly-purposeful moments of slowdown (as in bullet-time, not a technical hitch).

As the footage came to a close, the word "E3" flashed on the screen followed by Harrison's confirmation that July is when we'd see the game next.

BIadestarX3370d ago

As usual people never get what they were specting. Sony shows people CGI and people go "WOW"! then once everyone is excited they show game play and people go "Nothing I've never seem before". Motorstorm and now this. I remember back at E3 Sony fan actually though that the motorstorm cgi shown was actual gameplay.

Dlacy13g3370d ago

I understand this was not actual gameplay...and its more in line with a tech demo. That said...1up certainly was not impressed by what they saw with this tech demo. And before you say well it was a tech demo so you can't judge it....think back to E3 and the tech demo of Unreal Tournament w/ the Unreal Engine. EVERYONE was "oohhhhing" and "awwwwing" over that.

Sure there is time enough to improve but you have to be a little disappointed at the feed back.

calderra3370d ago

The Unreal Engine 3 tech demo (non-tournament) became Gears of War, and the game looks as good if not better in some aspects. Realization of tech demos can happen.

God of Gaming3370d ago

But his point is that the UE3 tech demo WOWED US... this Tech Demo doesnt seem to be wowing anyone. Thats his point...

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