Killzone 3 To Focus On Storyline, Hollywood Talent Tapped
Guerrilla Games has already said they plan to put a strong emphasis on the storyline in Killzone 3, and they're recruiting top talent to assist in that endeavor.
According to what the game's senior producer Steven Ter Heide told BitMob, the team learned a lot from Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (what developer didn't?), in that a lighthearted approach to a relatively serious plot works pretty darn well. As many of you will remember, the story in KZ2 was very dark, which Guerrilla acknowledges and although war is always serious, they're going to eliminate some of the "grim overtones" for the upcoming third installment. On the graphical side, they'll definitely look to upgrade and overhaul so we should once again get the best-looking FPS available, and as for the writing, they're attacking it with gusto. In addition to the new writing talent, Guerrilla has decided to tap Hollywood for some professional help:
"And at the same time we know that a lot of the strength of the story lies in your delivery, that’s something that obviously came from Uncharted as well. If you’ve got some proper actors in there and the chemistry between the actors is good, they’ll start to kind of improvise on the lines and make the story a lot better, because it feels more natural that way. So we’re also looking to bring in a lot of Hollywood talent this time around to make sure that the chemistry is there, and the level of acting elevates the storytelling as well."
We must wholeheartedly agree. Uncharted 2 boasted the most professional, most exceptional voice cast of the generation; it really was movie-quality. Therefore, it's not surprising at all to see Guerrilla wish to emulate such excellence, especially when they're addressing one of the few drawbacks of KZ2. The more we hear, the more we already love KZ3.
Related Game(s): Killzone 2
5/31/2010 9:09:56 PM John Shepard