Killzone 2 Engine Being Utilized In Current Sony Projects?
As many of you know, a whole lot of developers and studios have signed on to use the uber-popular Unreal Engine 3, which has powered many titles this generation thus far. But another Unreal Engine is on the way and in the meantime, we hear about another upgrade, although it may be limited to internal use at Sony.
It seems that the Killzone 2 engine may be implemented in several current Sony projects for the PlayStation 3, and Guerrilla Games is working to improve that engine even as we speak. GameGuru apparently says the rotation of this engine among Sony studios is a "closely guarded secret," so it may not become available to third-party developers. The aforementioned UE3 engine has been licensed out to just about everyone and while we kinda like the idea of such a powerful engine getting widespread attention, it's also cool that Sony has such a great engine all to themselves. Of course, Guerrilla may be free to do whatever they want with it, but it seems they want to keep it under wraps at this particular moment in time. For the time being, we'll always be on the lookout for any news concerning Killzone 3, but it's exciting to learn that some semblance of KZ2 may be found in new titles. This is one engine that ought to get some major attention, regardless of where it goes.
Anyway, what games do you think might benefit from the KZ2 engine? Other FPSs? Or might it be adapted to something more exotic; can you imagine using it for an action/RPG...?
Related Game(s): Killzone 2
7/20/2009 Ben Dutka