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Ted Price Issues Resistance 2 Details

Thanks to a live interview today with Eurogamer, Insomniac boss Ted Price has provided us with a whole slew of new details for Resistance 2, which is one of the most anticipated releases of 2008.

First up, Price says that due to significant "tech improvements made since the release of the first game," the sequel won't have any loading screens whatsoever during gameplay. This is one of the most impressive pieces of information we've heard to date, and Price elaborates-

"We do have streaming of textures and other assets now. Not only does this improve the overall look but it cuts down on load times. In fact, you shouldnt notice any loading screens in R2. Weve also added a lot more tech-wise - detail maps, new lighting system, new effects system, better normal mapping, better specular response, redone shaders and lots of behind-the-scenes stuff that makes the game really stand out aesthetically."

In addition, gamers can expect bigger "levels and chapters," and we might not even see any loading screens in between those, either! "At least that's the plan," Price concluded. He then went on to focus on R2's 8-player co-op in comparison to Gears of War 2's 4-player co-op, and called this a "major differentiating factor" between the two games. There's no doubt that this sequel's multiplayer capabilities will be pretty amazing, and the idea of 8-player co-op should intrigue many a gamer. Finally, Price confirmed that Resistance 2 will run at 720p resolution and 30 frames per second. This may disappoint those hoping for more, but it's not really surprising, especially with the whole no-loading-time plan.

We'll continue to keep you updated on anything new regarding this great PS3 exclusive.

Related Game(s): Resistance 2

6/4/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

LegioN
Wednesday, June 04, 2008 @ 1:59:51 PM
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Good stuff, insomniac never disappoint.

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Odd Child
Wednesday, June 04, 2008 @ 3:11:15 PM
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No loading times, sounds good.

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Solidgearz
Wednesday, June 04, 2008 @ 3:28:01 PM
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sounds good indeed. i loved the first RFOM, RFOM2, is going to be great! i just know it~! i hope they toned the blood down, my parents didnt like it in RFOM, and i actually had to take it back :(((((((

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, June 04, 2008 @ 3:54:03 PM

i doubt they would tone the blood down, but i know how it feels to be a kid and not be able to play certain games....perhaps they might have a blood on/ blood off option.... probably not though

Look on the bright side, you are a bit older now

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, June 04, 2008 @ 8:35:21 PM

lol

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bamf
Wednesday, June 04, 2008 @ 5:26:02 PM
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They really know how to develop on the PS3

Last edited by bamf on 6/4/2008 5:26:12 PM

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eba101
Wednesday, June 04, 2008 @ 5:47:30 PM
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30 frames rate will that affect the shooting because resistence shooting was off i wanted it more like call duty which was right on point while u move

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eba101
Wednesday, June 04, 2008 @ 5:50:29 PM
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and hopefully the 720p is good enough for the visuals because i was hoping resistance would be nominated for the game of the year two but every where i here nomination i havent herd resistance2 only gta4, mgs4, gears 2, and posibble resident evil if it comes out this year

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Roosveltboy
Wednesday, June 04, 2008 @ 6:51:58 PM
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when are the gameplay videos coming out the first trailer said june....... something i cant remember

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Reccaman18
Wednesday, June 04, 2008 @ 6:52:28 PM
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Id like them to work on the fps. 30fps seems like a step back, but I guess they had to cut it down to erase any and all load times. And 720 sounds just fine to me. Its not 1080, but at least it ain't any less than 720 (like haze). I have a positive feeling this game will do as good as the first, if not better.

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Xanavi23
Wednesday, June 04, 2008 @ 7:48:16 PM
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I still think RFOM is one of the Best PS3 titles...i plan on buying it back soon. The only thing i ask from RFOM other than what they are gonna give is keep Manchest from RFOM .... i spent so many hours just fighting on that map, it was awesome. And the sniping was cool.

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Fabi
Wednesday, June 04, 2008 @ 7:59:59 PM
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@eba100 - It's way too early for that my friend. I doubt Gears 2 will get the award - unless it does something really drastic. There is no way of predicting if RFOM2 will be a worthy contender. I can almost say that it wont though, as good as it may be, it's still a FPS and unless it does something as original as Bioshock, it wont get it.

I'm pretty sure the dispute is going to be between MGS4, GTA4 and LBP (that's me hoping that LBP is that good)

GTA4 will probably get it. Because it is the more accessible game, and it's multi-platform.

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tanner1
Thursday, June 05, 2008 @ 6:46:04 AM
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Disappointed @ 30 fps but as long as the game runs totally smooth with no lag or screen tearing (which im sure it will seeing as Insomniac r the devs)than i'll b very happy.I think it will b better than g.o.w 2 because of the 60 online players aswell as the 8 player co-op so it will b getting my vote

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Qubex
Thursday, June 05, 2008 @ 8:09:22 PM
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It sounds outstanding! Killzone 2 though should be something special too.

Q!

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