Guerrilla Games responds to lack of party system writes:

Earlier this week, we reported of a petition going around the forums which was asking for a party system to be implemented into Killzone 2. This morning, we received a response from Guerrilla Games Senior Online Games Designer, Erik Boltjes.

In response to why KZ2 is lacking a party system/ playing with friends:

"Hey guys,I totally agree with you; we should have a friends-party
system. Unfortunately due to reasons I cannot go into here, it isn't
as easy as 'just implement it!'.

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PirateThom3270d ago

My thoughts?

Due to the way the game is set up for Squads, they're worried that a party will try to join the game, there will be no free squads or enough free spaces on one team and, due to the nature of the chat set up, squads/proximity, you'll not be able to speak to your squad and your party. It'll be one or the other, either making the party pointless or the squad redundant.

_Q_3270d ago

But there are ways around it. I think people are getting a bit out of hand with all the b!tching. Not the you are Just saying...

FantasyStar3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

I don't think so at all. It's not unreasonable for people to want to play with their friends. The only practical way to have a makeshift system is to create clans in KZ2. Why do I have to find a loophole for a standard to most online gaming? FFS, even Halo 2 had it. Halo 2 STARTED the party system.

_Q_3270d ago

Standards? Since when is a preference a requirement. But ehh ppl are different . We all value different things.

CaseyRyback_CPO3270d ago

it will be full, or it will be open. R2 had a great party system. but i feel its not entirely crippling your gameplay.

What are some issues that come up w/o a party system?

UnwanteDreamz3270d ago

While I could live without a party system, I still would thank the guys for starting the petition and bringing it to GG's attention.


Kleptic3270d ago

i'll fully admit that the lack of a party system is the game's biggest weakness...trying to play with 1 or 2 friends is easy...trying to play with 5 or 6 non clan members, yet still in a packed 32 player game is simply have to make your own, and hope it fills up...which happens...but you will definitely spend most of the first round just standing around...

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steriotyp3270d ago


It is true the squad system helps fill the void, but joining friends in a game is fairly difficult, finding rooms already full and only beng able to join in as a clan is kind of a downer. My thoughts are gamers keep trying to compare all FPS's with Call of Duty 4, which has a near perfect online system. Killzone definitely stands on its own two feet, but a party system would be nice.

_Q_3270d ago

Im not always great at conveying that though txt

popcan3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

It makes one wonder if so much work goes into visuals, can a party system even fit on Blu Ray? It is a very simple feature (looks to Halo 2) so I can't think of any other reason why it isn't there.

We already know lack of space was the reasoning behind no online co-op, but it looks like this is the start of a trend for PS3 exclusives.

Bnet3433270d ago

Don't give credit to COD4 because they weren't the first ones to make that party at system on consoles. *points at Halo 2/3*

cLiCK_sLiCK93270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

Smart comment buddy. I am not even going to waste my time.
*end/ sarcasm voice

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Ps_alm3k3270d ago

because some clan have all of their member online and they want to start a clan battle
right away and not schedule a appointment that is the next day, only to have it cancel.

_Q_3270d ago

I would prefer to be able to do battle right then and there OR schedule or a later date.

Jockamo3270d ago would have taken another 50 million dollars and 4 more years. ICE BURN!

solidjun53270d ago

here you go --------------------->

RememberThe3573270d ago

But um... maybe next time you comment will actually be funny.

ultimolu3270d ago

...You can go all the way to your right there.

redsquad3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

Oh, zing!!!
Useful contribution there chum! The history of 'sarcasm' has been rocked to it's core by the wit of that comment.

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RememberThe3573270d ago

I can't wait for this feature.

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