Killzone: Shadow Fall on PS4: Conversations with Creators

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Killzone: Shadow Fall on PS4: Conversations with Creators
Killzone: Shadow Fall on PS4: Conversations with Creators

With Killzone Shadow Fall, we are part of an exciting line up of launch titles for PS4. This is both daunting and exciting, but a good feeling to have!

Since the game’s announcement earlier this year at the PlayStation Meeting 2013, we have been hard at work on Killzone Shadow Fall. At the event, we were able to give you a brief glimpse of the direction we are taking the game with live on-stage gameplay. The demonstration focused on setting up the new conflict between the two warring factions that now occupy the same world, we are very much looking forward to sharing more of the exciting new gameplay opportunities soon.

Today we are happy to show you a developer diary as part of PlayStation’s Conversations with Creators. In this video, we briefly talk about what it means to us to be a launch title on this new platform.

Killzone: Shadow Fall is scheduled for a Holiday 2013 release, and will be available exclusively on PS4.

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  • LandmineSalesman

    Killzone and Destiny are two very different games Wollan :P

  • MUST HAVE ..DAY ONE..GAME FRO THE PS4…when ever i feel like the PS4 is a MUST HAVE SYSTEM..JUNE 10 will either make me HATE IT or LOVE IT..:/

  • Actually, even better than just copying the muzzle flash pulses directly, if you could somehow sample all the light that hits the character’s fingertip area and mirror that through the lightbar, you’d get similar light bouncing off your own fingers.

  • Definitely looking for to this! Two questions though:

    1.Will this support PS move? >90% of the time I played KZ3 I used the Move and loved it. It had the best use of move (and navigation controller) in any shooter in my opinion, and had some of my favorite use of move in any game overall : )

    2. Like mdyer2 asked, will there be splitscreen multiplayer? My brother and I used to play KZ1’s multiplayer like crazy, so we were disappointed to see it wasn’t included in KZ2. KZ3 had splitscreen support (and Simulview as well) in the ccampaign, but none in the botzone mode. Please offer some kind of offline splitscreen multiplayer mode, and if you manage to have online splitscreen as well that’s even better!

    Thanks for taking the time to read this and I can’t wait to get my hands on the game come holiday season!

  • DAY 1 buy me love killzone series now

  • Steven Ter Heide

    Guys, its time for me to get back to making the game. Thank you for your excitement, we hope to provide more answers to your questions soon, and more importantly, show you what we’ve been working on.

  • If you guy’s not going for 60fps, can you at least have an option to unlock the framerate so we can lower the resolution and have higher framerate? I dont care about vsync

  • And less input lag ;)

  • Please bring back all the multiplayer features you removed from KZ2 or this exciting release will have to be ignored for Battlefield 4. KZ3 lost all of the character from 2, and the multiplayer resulted in a very flat experience. Spawn grenades, gun recoil, custom secondary badge, weekly honor ranks, motion blur, ALL missing from Killzone 3. But we gained worse map design and that horrible spawn system that begs you to base rape. Please change these back.

  • Thanks for the link to the tech specs it really makes me understand what’s going into this game and how much I’m gonna get out of it ;-)

  • EU would like some replies now ;)

  • Everything looks great. I hope you guys make the MP more similar to KZ2 instead of KZ3. A lot of the KZ2 faithfuls were hugely disappointed when GG tried to bring in COD players with KZ3 and thus win neither of them and the online community for KZ3 died pretty quickly. Can’t wait to see more at E3 and hopefully MP details with it.

  • Hi Steven !

    Can you tell us more about the Helghast girl Echo ?
    I saw her name in the PS4 website,but she isn’t mentionned anywhere else,as far as i know…

    My requests for KZ : Shadow Fall are :

    -More maps then in KZ3

    -A main character with a strong story,not like Sevchenko

    -And finally,a great artistic environment,as a modeller,i always play games to get inspiration,Killzone 3 was mindblowing for me,i even attempted to make some parts of Bilgarsk boulevard map xD

  • Thanks Steven!

  • Rico should receive pubic execution to appease the Helgeist for destroying Helgan

  • Wow, not only impressed with how good this game looks, but with the amount of feedback you are giving the community today.

    Killzone is definitely in a league of its own. Forget about being a CoD killer, this franchise defines what a FPS should be like and Shadow Fall looks to be giving us a glimpse at what the next generation of consoles can do to advance the genre.

    This game is looking to be a day one purchase for me, I can hardly wait. :)

    I look forward to seeing more from you and Guerrilla at E3 in a couple weeks, keep up the excellent work!

  • PLEASE get rid of the input lag that KZ2 and KZ3 had (yes Killzone 3 still had it) the update did not fix it. The input lag/underwater feeling is definitely what killed Killzone for me. I want precise aiming which is found in most other FPS games.

    If the input lag is still in Shadow Fall you can count me out!

  • are there any GLBT characters in the story? playable?

    will the audio be bluray-quality (24-bit/lossless), finally? I’m almost looking forward to real dynamic range and proper surround imaging than the 1080p aspect ;)

    here’s another vote for same-screen co-op multiplayer with a story (like Uncharted 2 co-op adventure), or for using the Vita as a second player involvement during the campaign.

  • Please let Ms. Angie Smets speak or be on stage with this game. the media is always trying to act like Sony doesn’t have women working on games/franchise/etc. Can’t wait for this game and bring Rico back. I also hope you bring the animated melees back they are cool in 2d and 3d, hopefully in 4k

  • @Steven Ter Heide

    Thanks for sharing all the information you could with us and answering the questions. In honor of this I will spend the night using Radec in Playstation All-stars Battle Royal.

  • I’m really looking forward to playing this on PS4. I can’t wait to play a next generation shooter, it being in the Killzone franchise makes it all the more sweet. :3

    Also can’t wait to play Mercenary. I just hope that Sony doesn’t let PS4 and Killzone: Shadow Fall overshadow Mercenary.

  • Long live the Helghast can’t wait to get back to the fight!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The only thing that I disliked from Killzone 3 is the weak story… you guys have been gradually improving so I hope that this one will be far better than previous games. Moreover, I noticed that on Jimmy Fallon… you guys were still using R1 to shoot are you guys not going to make use of the new triggers for shooting or you haven’t made the change at that point?

  • Move support with no lag? 32 or 64 players online?

  • Please fix the soldier walkin down the stairs during the demo. He looks so fake and weird, bouncing so quickly while walking down.

  • Any chance for custom mapping of controls? Can we disable slow motion feature? Will you support mouse and keyboard? Please Guerrilla, do not “mainstream” or dumb this game down. Do not turn it into a Michael Bay movie/COD game. I will probably wait a year before I buy the PS4 since I just built a gaming PC, but I am looking forward to seeing the game. Lastly, I hope the MP is more balanced than it was in KZ3. You guys really hit the nail on the head in KZ2 in the balance department. Look forward to the coming months.

  • @73 I really enjoy the single player but yea the actual story is not as captivating as the gameplay. Also Steven replies to post #38 and says the “R2 is a good default” so I think that might answer your question.

  • This is going to be my main shooter on PS4, great game guys

  • I hope I’ll hear something about Hakha from Killzone 1, he was my favorite character in the whole series and the game never said why he betrayed the Helghast.

    Anyway, will we find like recordings or papers to read to get us more in the world and learn more about the lore in the campaign, I love that stuff in games :-)

  • PS4 & KZ:SF Day 1! #PS4NoDRM

  • How will the light bar work with the health?> For example, will it show 1/4 of the bar full during low health or maybe blink during low health? I also thought you couldnt see the light since its at the front of the controller.

    Also it looks like the second guy that you throw your knife at has a shield (?). Is that what it is?

  • I know this might sound out dated to everyone :D but is there any chance of a 4 player Split-screen mode with bots in KZ:SF??? Because ‘NO’ FPS game this-gen?!?!(MAD I KNOW) on any console has that sort of mode :-/ It’s a crying shame it really is because some of the KZ2 & 3 levels would have been ACE in 4 player split-screen mode. Oh well :-(

  • Hi Steven,

    Thanks for the post. I’m pretty excited for SF, but have one question. Do you know if you guys will open up the battlefield more? Allow for smaller sandbox style encounters that we can tackle how we see fit? Thanks!

  • Im super excited for the ps4! But ive never really played any of the “Kill Zone” Games, excluding the Kill zone for the psp, wich i got for free during the PS network down time. But what ive seen and heard from this game is quit interesting, i quit agree with your Plan to make objects climbable, as that will add a new depth to the game, quit enjoyed the Uncharted series :). i wish you all the luck in the world to make this game Grate, as i can see its on its way there in a hurry as of now :D

  • Partial Nudity?

  • Can the weapon trigger be R2? Or does it have to be R1 still?!

  • Will it support the move?

  • First off, let me say that I am a huge Killzone fan and I am looking forward to Shadowfall quite a bit. However, one thing I didn’t really like in this insight was that the PS4 doesn’t allow you to do anything new, just not have to choose between techniques and you can now just add them all together. As a developer myself and a veteran in the film industry where we don’t have the constraints of real-time there are STILL things that we can’t do with today’s computers without it taking weeks/months on end. Future computers will open the doors for more VFX that weren’t possible before. The same goes for the PS4, to say, as a game designer, that it doesn’t open up new possibilities seem like you either lack the imagination that the new power gives you or that you haven’t yet fully explored the gameplay innovations that you can make that weren’t possible before..

    What’s particularly disappointing about this statement is that this appeared in a video supposed to promote the PS4. It was technically a misleading comment. There _are_ things that you can do now that you simply couldn’t do on the PS3 in a 3D environment.

  • Having said that, I’d like to again say that I love the Killzone franchise, but I am expecting innovation from you guys, and not just combining things that you have done before to create just an evolved product. You also just mentioned graphic techniques in your comments, which is the most misleading comment about the next-generation because there’s so much more that will be possible than just prettier graphics and I really hope you guys realize that and are working to take advantage of that.

  • Ps4 ftw!

  • Can you please put back the secondary fire for all weapons like you did back in Killzone 1 that was so fun shooting primary to secondary you guys taken that away in all the sequels but showed it on your CG Killzone 2 PS3 trailer.

  • Generic shooter #784,937,298. Wish video game developers wouldn’t keep on churning out the same chunky junk.

    No plans on ever buying another ShooterStation. I used to buy Sony consoles for proper turn based JRPGs. So, what the hell happened?

  • KEEP RICO. The ethnic diversity is most welcome. Other than that, I really don’t see what the deal is on why people hate him so damn much. I say, what ever you guys do, don’t kick Rico to the curb if thats even considered.

  • @ 10 PANTHER1030 – OMG what you said…Guerrilla please read what this guy wrote and make it true….a helghast campaign would be beyond amazing.

    Anyway please make the controls the same as in KZ3…and it would be perfect…and also the online please make it like KZ3 I mean identical like copy and paste and it will be perfect.KZ3 is one of the fews MPs worth to get addicted with.Actually the best MP amongst all the FPSs out there.

  • @ 91 ANUBIS209 – Good comment…I would like that back too…it was really fun.A grenade launcher on your default weapon…really fun to play like that.

  • CommandingTiger

    I loved the single player of killzone 3.

  • CommandingTiger

    @91, In the gameplay demo they showed, I do believe that gun had 2 weapon fire, 1 assault and 1 sniper.
    wait and see.

  • CommandingTiger

    For Gaikai:
    You go online and view all the games available, select the game, try it out, buy it, or rent it for a limited amount of hours. You would get different prices for different play time.

    Say you rent for 10 hours or 35 hours, you could play it anytime until your play time is depleted.
    That being said, you could play it anytime during a year with a limited amount of play time.

    PS plus members could also get either additional time or a discount.
    You already know that PS Plus members gets a 1 hour free trial, that would stay there.

    The game developpers would decide the price and time lenght rental of the play time.
    They could give the opportunity to rent the games online while giving the developpers a cut of the cash.
    That way, it would support the gaming industry, while respecting the gamers.

  • Loved KZ3.
    I seem to be in the minority, but I actually really liked the single player campaign.
    Maybe because I played in split screen with a buddy. It was epic!!!

    I will also say this… KZ3 MP=best MP of the PS3 generation. EASY.

    Anyway. Can’t wait to see more. I will definitely be buying this, infamous:SS, and Knack with my shiny new PS4 console. E3 can’t come soon enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Are you bringing back spawn grenades in the MP? I really feel like that’s where the KZ3 MP got it wrong…

    Either way, I’m a huge KZ fan and I’m very excited for this game. I hope it’s as great as KZ2 was!

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