E3 2010: Killzone 3 Won't Sacrifice Visual Quality For 3D
Ever since the unveiling of 3D gaming, it has been a common question: "will this compromise uber-slick high-definition graphics?"
Many have said "yes" in response to this question, as many journalists and industry insiders have seen certain games in 3D, and it was clear the resolution took a substantial hit. However, technology will continue to get better and Sony has already said that games designed with 3D in mind will look far better than games that were "retrofitted" for the new perspective. This is why Guerrilla Games managing director Hermen Hulst told VideoGamer that 3D "has not compromised the fidelity of the sequel's graphics." Said Hulst:
"It's a different way of rendering. But I don't think it does. Not when we're done and dusted. You can have all the fidelity, all the performance that you require, but it's obviously a different way of going about things, it's not apples for apples necessarily."
We saw some amazing footage of KZ3 running on stage at Sony's E3 press conference, and Hulst said this footage was "months out from alpha, and already it's running very smoothly, running at an impressive fidelity." And of course, the team still has time to make some adjustments and enhancements; the highly anticipated FPS won't arrive until February 2011. But if he's right, and we can keep the unbelievable visual quality when we make the leap to 3D, that might be worth the price of admission.
Related Game(s): Killzone 3
6/17/2010 12:33:57 PM Ben Dutka