Guerrilla: "Further Optimizations Are Always Possible"
Killzone 2 was a technical powerhouse; a game that really put the considerable processing power of the PlayStation 3 on display.
But as far as the developers are concerned, they're a long ways from "maxing out" the system. According to TheSixthAxis citing an Edge interview with Guerrilla Co-Founder Hermen Hylst, the team knows it can continue to make improvements; improvements we're likely to see in the next Killzone entry. We keep thinking it will be one of big new games Sony plans to announce (this, and Resistance 3) and there have been plenty of rumors surrounding the eventual launch date of Killzone 3. But regardless of when it arrives, it's Guerrilla's ambition that proves encouraging. Said Hylst:
"We’re satisfied that we demonstrated the potential of the hardware. But we realise that further optimisations are always possible and that we haven’t hit the limit yet."
Some want to believe that KZ3 will release towards the end of this year but at this point, it seems more realistic to expect an early 2011 launch; perhaps it'll arrive in late February, exactly two years after Killzone 2 hit store shelves. Guerrilla clearly wants to push forward with the PS3 and continue to enhance the experience and for that, they receive a round of applause from us. None of this, "yeah, we'll just pump out another very similar title" philosophy.
3/18/2010 10:42:17 AM Ben Dutka