PS4 game Killzone: Shadow Fall free to play this weekend

Free play runs December 28-31 for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

The multiplayer component for PlayStation 4 game Killzone: Shadow Fall will be free to play December 28-31 for PlayStation Plus subscribers, Sony has announced. PS Plus members can start pre-loading the game now.

Developer Guerrilla Games pointed out to fans that the game's multiplayer mode is constantly evolving, with new features and content rolling out on a regular basis.

"It's also important for us to reiterate that the Shadow Fall multiplayer experience will continue to evolve and expand with new content and additional features," the developer said. "In fact, a new update will soon go live that addresses many oft-requested features, including the addition of voice chat. Moreover, all additional maps will be made available for free to ensure that the community grows without fragmenting. We’re committed to supporting Shadow Fall, and we’re excited to share more about that vision early in the new year."

For more on Killzone: Shadow Fall, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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1180 comments
750sho
750sho

Was playing BF4, took a break and played this.  First off, the online multiplayer wouldn't work after a massive download file.  Rented it from a local store, tried the campaign, the graphics were great, but wow was it boring.  After a couple hours of that, I went back to BF4 and had a great time.  


Disappointed, I was hoping for much more from KillZone

GrayF0X786
GrayF0X786

coming from battlefield 4

i tried a bit of Killzone SF multiplayer, it was quite boring and for some reason the graphics looked too.....bright?

Dasim64
Dasim64

Well the title of this article is totally misleading because it's only the multiplayer portion that is playable. The one match I tried was nothing but a big spawn trap fight. No fun at all. I was really hoping to see the Single Player though. The multiplayer in this game doesn't interest me at all. 

aeterna789
aeterna789

Still waiting for that Helghast Campaign.

msuae98
msuae98

It says the demo is locked due to licensing.... anyone else having this problem?

NTM23
NTM23

Bought a PS4 today. Just got done playing some AC4, it's not bad. That being said, I'm tired now. Goodnight. 

thirdson1812
thirdson1812

it's stupid how it's mandatory to have a PS+ subscription in order to access multiplayer on ps4

NeleNel
NeleNel

Good idea. With three major shooters coming from launch, this will help those looking for a new game to tackle (Like me, thanks to that buggy POS known as Battlefield 4).

ace-meza
ace-meza

i just laugh at people replying facebook comments..lol

kujel
kujel

How bad are the microtransactions :p

kelt321
kelt321

It is not the whole game, but only the MP part.  So PS+ subscribers that do not own the game can download the MP and try it out. I think it's a great idea.

toffifee
toffifee

For me it says that it's only the multi-player that is free. Is this true?


Update (for me at least): It is only the MP portion of the game. Damn.

David McCraven
David McCraven

With all the people downloading the free game, their servers run a high risk of going down again.

soda128
soda128

Do they mean you can play it or own it? Is it a rental?

orktar_bunbun
orktar_bunbun

Cool. For the first time I've had a backlog of games to play thanks to all the free stuff Sony is giving out.

dysonlu
dysonlu

According to Xbots, this game is bad and this offer as well.  But they are so jealous about it; so their Xbox games must stink horribly.

Prithwiraj
Prithwiraj

Provided we can connect to the PSN :P

Simon Edwards
Simon Edwards

I don't get it, I have the game so it's always "free to play" for me ;)

Uchpal Singh Benipal
Uchpal Singh Benipal

Well its 50gigs , i don't think one week is enough . To download and play it simultaneously .

prats93
prats93

Meanwhile, Microsoft is offering 7 year old games that no one cares about for "free". Sony is destroying MS when it comes to value.

swantn5
swantn5

@msuae98 does it have a locked icon if so you just have to restore your licensing a quick internet search should help you alittle bit better

CrouchingWeasel
CrouchingWeasel

@thirdson1812 

Yeah, because Sony should spend tens of millions upgrading their services only to give it to cheap bastards for free because they couldn't be bothered to come up with less than $1 per week.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@toffifee  If I may help clarify... directly from the article: "The multiplayer component for PlayStation 4 game Killzone: Shadow Fall will be free to play December 28-31 for PlayStation Plus subscribers, Sony has announced."

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

Nah. They have people downloading free games all the time and it's never really hurt them. They had nearly 1 Million units simultaneously downloading multiple games for a few days at launch and that was enough to bring the servers down. Half of that one million probably already owns Shadow Fall at this point.

Trev9421
Trev9421

Anything you get free through ps+ can be used as long as you have ps+. I guess it could count as rental, but it's a good value rental. Especially with DMC and Bioshock Infinite free in january.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@soda128 Rent it. PS+ is always rent it. Can play a game as long as Sony want to give you access to it. Want to play a game for more than a month but Sony have other ideas? Tough you can't.

That isn't me saying tough to you, just saying that is what Sony are saying.

FLOPPAGE_50
FLOPPAGE_50

@dysonlu the game IS bad.. and I have a PS4.


it's not just fanboys bashing killzone, the story is godawful.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@dysonlu People can be jealous while playing good games at the same time you know. I was jealous of PS3 having some decent exclusives that I was never going to be able to buy because I didn't have a PS3. Xbox had good games but it still sucked that I could never play TLOU. I must say it looks a little bit linear for my liking but the option would have been nice.

sakaixx
sakaixx

you can download a portion of the game and play that portion and while playing that portion you can download another portion of the game. 

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@prats93 Meanwhile PSN is still slow as shit at times when it comes to downloading and updating games...

toffifee
toffifee

@ExtremePhobia @toffifee  I don't see that in the article. Seriously. It says that "PlayStation 4 game Killzone: Shadow Fall will be free to play December 28-31 for PlayStation Plus subscribers". It only mentions MP but doesn'' clarify that it's only the MP.

dysonlu
dysonlu

@FLOPPAGE_50@dysonlu 

And a game should only be judged by its story, especially military-themed FPS games?!   For this genre, story is probably the last thing you should care about.


neowarrior121
neowarrior121

@sakaixx thats a facebook comment meaning replying to it is pointless there never gonna see this.