Report: Killzone 2 Multiplayer Beta

Digital Foundry, a company that makes video capture hardware, has had their experts look at the graphics in the Killzone 2 multiplayer beta.



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INehalemEXI3627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

It would be nice if later we find there are female Helgahn's running around in the single player. Can't wait for 08 to be over.

BulletToothtony3627d ago

to get in her pants i would definitely would have to lie about her pretty eyes thou..

ThanatosDMC3627d ago

I dont like the whole "YEAH!!!" when killing enemies. It's a reminder for Haze or Gears. If it's war, shouldnt it be more dark rather than a testosterone filled lame crap?

It's like after you witness your whole village get massacred and you kill one of the enemies, then you yell out "PWNED! Respawn B****!!!"

pavarotti3627d ago

truly amazing! i'll be getting a n4g favourite "console BUNDLE" for this bad-boy....not long now!

any beta testers reading. lucky bast^*ds. am i right; is this 32 players on-line dedicated servers?

marinelife93627d ago

And that's based off a multiplayer Beta.

lukewind3627d ago

Killzone 2 looks really good, but I have seen the rage engine pull off graphics that put this to shame and its running really well on both consoles. The Sony fanboys will only have a few months to try and claim better hardware. The truth of the matter is that its all about the software in the end.

The only vids they show of KZ2 so far show very little activity. It doesn't seem to pull off the feeling of a fight all that well, I think they are sacrificing gameplay to try and make a graphical showcase, which in the end could haunt them. Oh well we will have to wait and see.

sirbigam3627d ago

The only game along with GodOfWar 3 I would actually start pre-ordering for the first time. Epic games like this don't really come that often for a console (epic = rediculous efort and time put in to)

TheSadTruth3627d ago

My observations:
-Best lighting I've ever seen
-Best smoke effects I've ever seen
-Best animation I've ever seen in a FPS

Gameplay looked extremely dull though, don't flame me, but it did in that video, I haven't played the beta but hopefully it's a little more exciting than that segment. If you argue that the gameplay in that video segment wasn't dull, you are just a fanboy.

INehalemEXI3627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

That video is pre-alpha single player g4 couldnt use the vids from the beta because sony asked digital foundry to take them down.

However, as Fishy Fingers pointed out the vids @ are of the beta and are full of win.

I agree with these experts its undisputed but they did go a bit crazy on the motion blur.

lol @ BulletToothtony

sonarus3627d ago

@sad truth...i can't vouch for singleplayer since i haven't played it but as far as beta is very very very far from boring

Doppy3627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

The graphics are amazing, the gameplay looks very very solid. But let's hope they change some of the voice acting. I know shooters aren't known for their voice overs, but some of the characters and their quotes are laughable.

Come on Killzone don't give reviewers any reason to mark that beautiful 10/10 down.

Sarcasm3626d ago

Hahahaha "Bonerriffic!"

Family Guy is hilarious.

RememberThe3573626d ago

I am such a fanboy for this game! 2009 is going to going to be kick ass if you own a PS3.

Dir_en_grey3626d ago (Edited 3626d ago )

at 2:36 hard shadow maps pop in on the wall... I hate that to death about the next gen games...

Same thing happened again at 3:42 on the right wall.

I don't understand why add that stupid shadow map if both next gen consoles rarely do high quality shadow maps. It always ends up to be low res shadows and looks flickery really ugly.

Just remove it...

Hopefully some beta testers or developers see this post and report it for fix.

macalatus3626d ago

@sad truth,

Each man to his own. So, using your logic, anyone who doesn't find Halo dull a fanboy?

Kleptic3626d ago (Edited 3626d ago )

all I know is that the beta is an absolute blast...i seriously would have waited to get Resistance 2 had I known i would have received a key a day later...its all I have done since I got in...

but I totally agree with the sad truth on what was in that video...the multiplayer will impress anyone that gives it an hour or two...and i wouldn't really say that that single player video looked 'dull' gameplay wise...but garza sounds like a total douche...and his pointless banter would seriously make me want to shoot him instead of the HG...and some of the HG voices were equally cheesy...

the good news though is that the video was from the spring build...and GG confirmed that the voices of the 'pre-alpha' build where thrown together extremely quickly (like literally in a day) for that demo...and that the final version would have much better voice overs, and would remove a lot of garza's cheeseball crap the anticipating forum users were quite vocal on how retarded he sounded...

and I believe them...the voice work in the multiplayer is very good...with the commanders of each faction belting out orders in a realistic fashion...not to mention the several minutes of propaganda put together for each faction as well...It really would surprise me if the voice work for multiplayer was insanely better than that of single all signs point to that being fixed so far...

and whatever this guy said about 'its not stuff we haven't seen yet this generation, its just not all of this has been in one game' is a little skewed...this game does some tech aspects so far beyond anything else that its simply not comparable...the lighting for example...nothing comes close...Killzone 2's ridiculous lighting engine will rival ANY real time lighting engine to date...that includes PC juggernaut Crysis...and a PC running Far Cry 2...its fun to try to find a fault with it...because you can't...there are random classroom chairs laying around the Radec can kick it around and watch how the shadows work perfectly with different light sources...its awesome, but that kind of thing has been done blow a hole in the seat bottom...and you see the hole in the shadow...blow 3 holes in it, or devide the back rest in half with bullet holes...and everything emulates perfectly with the lighting too...bullet penetration like CoD 4; but with physical holes made in the material, and even real time light shining through it...that may sound like a small detail...but it confirms what some where saying about certain rooms that have zero light...and you have to blow holes through the walls to allow outside light to shine in...

not to mention there is just something completely awesome about seeing your own shadow in an fps, but more imporantly (as that has been done plenty of times)...seeing how your own shadow casts onto another player in online multiplayer...

and i won't even start on the wise...this game is miles ahead of everything else...

somethingSQUISHY3626d ago

Those videos you linked looked great, but it seemed like there was a lot of lag or frame rate drops or something. Is that just due to crappy video quality, or is the framerate really that bad in MP? It's just a little disconcerting, since that was a major flaw with the original Killzone.

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BulletToothtony3627d ago

the beta is really miles better than most expected it to be... I'm quite excited about this game..

I hope the collectors edition comes with a helghan figurine or something.. they look bad ass..

Capital G3627d ago

hopefully they will delay killzone 2 so they can fix the flaws

hfaze3627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

Man I hope that was sarcasm...

That little video clip, even with the slight flaws, blew away anything I've ever seen on a console... Gears of War 2 looks damn good, but this just made me brick my pants... :-P

February can't possibly come quickly enough!

sonarus3627d ago

the flaws refer to the beta which include frame rate dips...i hardly notice them but from the devs frame rate is locked in single player and they are tackling it for multiplayer...remember this is just a beta build

Michael Jackson3627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

Hopefully they delayed your birth so they can fix the flaws of your face.

GameDev3627d ago

someone needs to tell homie that devil-locks haven't been in style since Glen Danzig and his bunch of weirdos wore them in the 80's.

Sarcasm3626d ago

I can vouche that during the most heaviest of action, the frame rate does drop. But it doesn't "crawl" at a snail's pace either. I'm thinking the worst it got was about 20fps. It was still a smooth transition up and down too, and it's not like it immediately spiked down to that frame rate.

But Seb Downie already posted that they are working on the frame rate for the multiplayer. It's gonna take some black magic like Insomniac to pull it off.

But given the game still has more than 3 months to go. I don't have any worries.

boodybandit3626d ago (Edited 3626d ago )

I thought you were being sarcastic until I checked your profile.
710 score 39 ignore

Yipee Bog3626d ago (Edited 3626d ago )

The servers? even those are minuscule
^^^^ above me, make that 40
And Capitol G, I hope thats not a picture of you. looks like you just got done fondling 5 year old boys in your mom and dads basement

Kleptic3626d ago

I guess its 'illegal' for us to talk about this...but whatever...I don't see the harm as they are letting these previewers do it...

the beta forum has a huge list of 'known issues'...and about 3rd down on that list is delayed deaths (which you probably noticed if you are in the beta, or watched any footage so far)...of which was confirmed to be an issue with lag and the framerate...and has a developer explaining how the the framerate is nearly completely locked at 30fps, and still being optimized, for the final build...and that lag has also been addressed, but can be expectedly unavoidable in all cases considering the beta does not use dedicated servers yet (rumors are they will go up for testing before the beta closes) we are playing 32 player matches on some kids DSL connection at times...

the final release will have 'mountains' of high speed dedicated servers...and if the framerate really is better in the final build, it won't be an issue...I notice it chugging at times also, but the good news is that its not players on screen or anything like can chug for no reason in a room by yourself...and can run without a hitch with 30 other players on screen also...its just a matter of the beta being an older build, and certain map areas simply aren't fully optimized can make aiming a pain...but the beta users have been vocal about it, so there is no question that GG knows its something very important...important enough they included it in that list to stop making threads about it...

Tryst3626d ago

Michael J - thats the funniest thing I have heard all day

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Sony Rep3627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

I guess teh Cell does exist... :O

Killzone 2 and Heavy Rain>> every console game

Only on the PLAYSTATION®3

Next gen started on the wrong console!!!

ChrisGTR13627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

didnt you just watch the sessler soapbox?!? go look at it again fanboy

RememberThe3573626d ago

Some one sounds a little brittle...

Sony Rep3627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

Only on the PLAYSTATION®3

It's getting clear that when Sony said next-gen started when they said so...they meant it.

Xbox Street Gang3627d ago

Dammit, I thought I bought a next generation console.

Anyways, back to Too Human...

lukewind3627d ago

You need to get a life my man!

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

2009 -

KillZone 2,
God Of War 3,
Heavy Rain,
FF 13 Versus,
White Knight Chronicles[Rest of the World anyway],
Uncharted 2???,
Fat Princess[Gabe Newell&pp],

'Can i have a PS3 Please'!!! ;-P
And NOT - 'Can i have a xBox 360 Please'!!! ;-D

ultimolu3627d ago

And no damn FUD will change that.

Gerry3627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

Lol i can belive someone gave you a disagree. I clicked agree Btw.

theKiller3626d ago

they need to work more on the AI, they were so easy to kill, and cant aim and shoot at u properly

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P3627d ago

Killzone 2>>>Gears of War 2

P3627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

Y'see,all those neat little touches that made Gears 1 a great game?They're in KZ2 only done differently and more brilliantly.

Gears of war 1&2 succeeded because they accurately nailed the 3rd person Action shooter feel,and in doing so it delivered a series thrilling sensations,such as;the sensation of being the last person left on a team on a Map such as Escalation,the sensation of hearing someone from the opposite team rev up a Lancer,the sensation of seeing a member of the opposite team roadie run towards you with a frag,or the sensation of downing a person with an Active and trying to take off their head the instance they get up?

Killzone 2 delivers this and much much more ^ in its own unique way.If you thought the Hammer of dawn was brilliant,wait until you see what Killzone 2 brings.If you thought emergence holes were brilliant,wait until you see what...''things'' Helghan are able to ''come out from''.If you thought riding a Reaver was brilliant,wait until you see what you can ride in KZ2.

You literally have no idea just how much Guerrila have outdone themselves,none at all.

morganfell3627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

Absolutely. It is Mona Lisa over a 3rd grade finger painting. It is The Pieta over a play-doh factory. It is the Sistine Chapel over the crayon drawings of a 3 year old left on the table at a Sizzler Steakhouse. It is the power of Killzone 2 over the muddy graphics of Gears of War2. It is the PS3 over the 360.

As regards comments above, why not. MGS4 easily handed ever game released to date their collective asses in graphics alone, not to mention game development.

MGS4 is a tour de force of game making and a master stroke of story telling.

You can jump, you can scream, you can say it doesn't matter but MGS4 is the pinnacle of gaming to date and if you don't have a PS3 you can claim it doesn't matter all you want.

But if you have one DNA strand of a real gamer in you then you know that the sour grapes claims of jealous 360 sole console owners do not amount to a hill of beans. MGS4 matters.

It runs the gamut of the human experience and questions duty, honor, loyalty, friendship, justice, fate, love, hate, dying and living. It is the human experience tossed in brilliance upon a violent and beautiful canvas. It preaches nothing and questions everything. MGS4 is the one game that absolutely should not be missed.