GamePro's Sid Shuman grills Killzone 2 producer Steven Ter Heide about the lethal planet of Helghan and Killzone 2's new gameplay...including jumping!
"It's pretty obvious (at least to us) that Killzone 2 has some of the best graphics ever seen."
All killzone needs to do is be an entertaining FPS w/entertaining story, normal controls with 6 axis options.
The rest of the games engine seems to be a technological stepping stone for the way games will be made in the future. One can only hope that the entire game world can appreciate the leaps and bounds this team is trying to make here.
Kudos for the post.
It's a shame that some will totally ignore that simple fact.
I agree also it's nice to see Killzone finally getting the props it deserves..cuz I played the first one and it wasn't total crap as everyone made it out to be...i have no doubt that KLZ2..will be a great game...now we need is for ppl to stop comparing it to certain games cuz it's in a league by itself at this point in time..!!
"It is not a luxury to have Blu-ray, but rather a necessity. I mean, the level that we showed at E3 topped out around 2GB!"
DVD9 = last gen
agree that blue ray is need this generation of gaming. Come on 2 Gigs per level? That insane by itself. I wounder if they will be the second to use a 50GB Blue Ray disk. MGS 4 is also using a 50GB Blue Ray disk
I am proud of them how they manage to live up to E3 when everyone and there mother had them doomed.
footage looks just as good as the target. NO ONE said peep about it either.
hopefully they can bring the hair/fur to life, cause that was one of the things that made me go beserk about the 2005 trailer
hair interpolation between polygons, or just spline driven hair.. Its not a pretty sight come calculation time.
Hair alone on a sphere in 3dsudiomax\Using Shave & Haircut. Or In Maya is probably 30 seconds to render at 640X480.With no shadows, or anything just to see a puff of hair. This is on a quad core machine. I doubt the PS3 could do that, AND the rest of the calculations for KZ2 at any decent rate.
THe hair looks OK.
key thing to get from this article is that when asked how they got this graphics its not the cell or the ps3 power that did it its a blue ray "( we al know disk space means nothing in terms of grpaics)"so this confirms to me that killzone 2 can be easily done on the 360 as u can store texture in other areas except the cd and also look at mass effect its not scrptied like kz2 which has narrow linear lvls an dmass effect has 60hr gameplay while kz2 will have like 10hr still mass effect has amazing grpics like cgi and gow imagine the made this game for 360 it ud look better than the ps3 version.
Are sounding really positive hopefully the game will live up to it or surpass it. Either way that was a great read.
...for 360 fans. It looks better than ANYTHING on ANY console EVER. I see people constantly hating on Killzone. "The PS2 Killzone sucked. Blah, Blah, Blah". Killzone was ok, not great, but not sh1t. Killzone Liberation was great. Killzone 2 looks amazing. So many haters before E3 got STFU after it was shown. Gotta love it.
"We are making sure that the AI is ultra challenging, and each character has unique and recognizable behaviors, allowing the player to judge the situation and decide how to deal with them."
......their goes the claims of dumb AI., GG isnt [email protected]
ok it seem that they might get the AI nail. but what about gameplay and online. That my too biggest concern right now
It seems like all games have to do now at days is add nonsensical DM/TDM/CTF/Zones/Control to an FPS and then its just fine.
Does Killzone2 have to do something different in your book? Add a map editor? Co-Op?
The game will have multiplayer. We can expect from the ps3's history to see 32-40 people multiplayer in non dumbed down enviornments and maps.
Gameplay and online are uber important. But, I just can't see them screwing it up.
I don't really want a map editor. Co-op should be a must for this game. Plus the online arena/levels must be balance and a kick ass server like Resistance. I am not expecting 40 Players online, but a really solid online and around 16 to 32 players. A lobby like in Resistance will/would be really welcome.
"We are not talking about the details of our multiplayer campaign just yet. It will however be an extensive component of Killzone 2"
This quote seems to say that they are focusing really hard on the multiplayer experience, it will also be linked to killzone.com and home..and if they are not saying anything then they must have something up their sleeve...remember when they didn't talk about killzone at all? no screens, no news, no hints..then when they finally showed a new trailer and all of our jaws dropped to the floor..i expect more jaw dropping in the next 4-5 months
it seems that they want to expand the game to the killzone website, checking your stats prehaps, like Halo3, thats always welcome, but yea online is important.
that interview just completely sucked. I've heard all of those questions AND answers dozens of times already, and with the whirlwind of coverag the game got in the weeks following E3 and LGC, I think it's safe to assume that most of us have as well.
It's been apparent for some time that there's just a mountain of things they can't talk about, so asking the same old stuff does nothing for me. They might as well have a media embargo on this game until they decide to give us something new.
what do you want GG to do go and tell the interviewer every freakin detail about the game..ne new detail about this game i'll take..
Ne ways...I would love for them to have Co-op..that would be sick...honestly I dont think killzone is the kinda game where 40 players online would work that great..I say 24 players should be the max...having a lobby system like Resistance wouldn't hurt either...
Nope, don't remember even hinting at anything of the sort. I'm saying if they can't say anything new, why bother regurgitate what we've already known for MONTHS now? I'm craving for new info as much as anyone else, but stuff like this doesn't help.
In any case, I hope their vision of the A.I. becomes realized though, it sounds interesting.
I was really looking forward til this game...I just hope socom delivers...Fall08 is a long time to go, This game is going to own everything when it comes out...1 year is a long time to polish up the graphics, A.I., framerate..I hope they take their time and really deliver...I'm sold on the story, gameplay and atmosphere it's up to GG to mess it up for me...PLAY B3YOND
Why did I get a disagree?
Isn't it still February?
I was already expecting a delay, so it didn't surprise me at all..This game has to much riding on it to ship it with any kind of flaws...PS3 owns every genre except FPS and with new IP RFOM and KZ2 they have a good chance of pulling new fans...RFOM is a great title and it's a title that will continue to grow because of how really good it is...
DR Pirate, if you think about it, this game will possibly get pushed back, I cant really see a feburary release date, unless they actually work on it 24/7 like GT5, i dont really mind, as long as its perfect, then its ok.
Where did you hear it got pushed back?
Instead of asking if the player can friggin jump, ask them if Killzone2 will have co-op link or co-op online?
Reviewers are stupid, period. Co-op is sweeping online, this is one of the 1st questions I'd ask.
As you can tell by reading the article...they do not wanna discuss they're online plan just yet...they just stated it would be a very extensive part of the game...obiviously they are still working out what's best for the game so ...I think not announcing ne thing just yet will work in the favor..that way no-one really gets there hopes up 2 only to be dissapointed in the end..!!
GamePro has to pay the bills too, so they need to do stories such as this to remain a credible publication. I agree that not much was revealed, but its all part of the PR game for both developers and gaming publications.
My thoughts on KZ2 are as follows, they seem to be hinting that Liberation was a success and they are expanding what we saw on that to KZ2. The Halo effect is still relevant and most FPS have co-op so I don't see why KZ2 would not, co-op has always been fun (See. Contra, TimeSplitter, Halo, etc.), and I am sure it will be online co-op through the campaign just like Halo, Haze, you get the picture.
I also think they will have other modes that attempt to break the mold of multiplayer, as well as all the required modes such as DM, TDM, CTF, Territories/Zones, or some variation of these.
There is no turning back now for GG or KZ2, they went all out with the graphics, I presume they are going to go the distance in MP as well. Should be interesting to follow this game and see how things unfold, not to mention see the haters reactions to the new developments. Fun Times.....
Until then everyone can stfu about this game.....
knowing that they came this far. GG is doing wonders. by release time wether it be feb 08, or fall 08 it will be awesome. and with all thats going on for it i expect it to be a fall 2008 game. which would make sure it's perfect for release. bring it. in the mean time, ratchet, Folklore, Haze UT3, GT5 prologue, COD4, eye of judgement, assassin's creed andMGS4, DMC4, and all the other titles that surprise me in 08 after the MGS4 effect i'll be happy with it coming out at fall because WKS and FF13 might be out by then. bring on the games Sony bring on the games
I swear weve heard this exact interview before, I dont know, but it sounds familar.
Why does the release date say 12/31/2007?
sound interesting. cant wait for that awesome game!
Atleast i havent heard it before, it´s good that you can jump but not fire the same time. That brings a litlle more realism, well in real life you can fire and jump, but you wont hit sh1t..
looks ok...i mean it looks good,but not as good as gears,bioshock mass effect,unreal etc...im talkin just bout the graphics,because if you expecting killzone to be an amazing playing game,youll be sorry...dont expect too much from killzone and youll be happy..but if your expecting a lot from a company like guerilla youll be dissapointed..cant wait til this game is released 7.5/10
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