GoWIII Striving For Visual Quality Of Killzone 2, Uncharted 2
Whenever you set the bar, you have to expect that others will use that bar as a measuring stick for their own projects.
The projects don't really even need to be related; just ask God of War III director Stig Asmussen. According to CVG citing a recent OPM interview with Asmussen, he said Guerrilla's excellent FPS, Killzone 2, served as definite inspiration. In fact, he added that he'd like GoWIII to be "talked about in the same way." Not surprisingly, he added that Uncharted 2 also managed to "raise the bar" yet again, so if you think the God of War team hasn't been taking cues from the best of the best this generation, think again. Said Asmussen:
"I think we were really scared about [God Of War 3's] visuals up until E3. When we did our press release back in March, we felt pretty good about it. But then we see games that are raising the bar like Uncharted 2 obviously did, and Killzone 2. I think we just need to make something that, you know, people will talk about in the same way. It's a different game, but we'd be happy at that point."
Yeah, well, based on what we've heard from those who have gone hands-on with the final product, GoWIII may once again up the visual ante; it could indeed be the best-looking game of the generation, perhaps knocking Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2 off their lofty pedestals. Then, when Gran Turismo 5 releases later this year, will we once again be seeing a game that strives to be called the "best looking title of the generation"? The more developers continue to push themselves and each other, the more we'll all benefit.
Related Game(s): God of War III
2/25/2010 9:13:00 PM John Shepard