Guerrilla Development: Creating Killzone for the PS4 Launch

Lead Designer Eric Boltjes discusses the challenges in readying Killzone: Shadow Fall in time for the PlayStation 4 launch, changes in art direction due to technological advances, and future DLC plans.

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2-red
2-red

I'm a PC gamer first and foremost but, since I haven't really needed to upgrade my PC in over 3 years, I used those savings to buy both the PS4 & X1.

Have to say, there are a few spots in Killzone:SF that look better than anything I've seen on PC. Not just the lighting effects, but some of the normal mapped/tessellated textures & the sheer scope of the some of the areas with very little LOD pop-in issues. I haven't been that mesmerized in a while.

Also gotta say, Forza 5 has the highest fidelity cars in any game on any platform, but the environs are lacking.

Still, both are Very polished for launch titles and give me a lot of hope for the future of next-gen games.  Aesthetically speaking of course.

billlabowski
billlabowski

LOL rush the game so that it's a tech demo for a game that uses lighting for eye candy to make up for it's lack of CPU/GPU strength. I have to hand it to Guerrilla, they did their best.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I hope the new IP is better than Killzone, sadly I was hoping for a stronger story, good gameplay....not another middling game.....I played the other KZ games and all are basically middling at best and I was hoping this one would be the real breakthrough.......


meedokicky
meedokicky

I love this kind of vids with behind the scene and stuff.

looking forward to see what is the new IP :)

carolino
carolino

lets go crazy guys

how long until this free on ps4 ? LOl

termadoyle
termadoyle

Killzone is great but I'd love to see a new franchise from guerilla.

coaltango
coaltango

would be awesome to have a campaign co op both offline split screen & online co op too

crix01
crix01

The Kitkats was the most importanht question.

jayd02
jayd02

I've also never played a Killzone before but now I have to.  Stupid school keeping me too busy for my video games.

jayd02
jayd02

I love watching these videos.  Listening to developers talk about the art they make and hearing their process is inspiring.

Sevont
Sevont

@2-red I max every PC game I play, and I was floored by how good shadowfall looks. Goes to show that PC games have been held back by consoles more than we thought. 


In the next few years I assume that PC games will finally get that next level of detail ported into them. If they can make these Shadowfall graphics with PS4 stats, then surely my PC could handle a truly magnificent game.  I'm hoping the Witcher 3 fills that spot. :)

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

@crix01 He answered it well.

ZombieGuyGeorge
ZombieGuyGeorge

@jayd02 start with ps3 killzone hd. kizzone 2 is good and killzone 3 is not that good but it has coop