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Report – Naughty Dog lends a hand with Killzone 3′s engine

Saturday, 22 May 2010 14:28 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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The reveal last night of Killzone 3 through Gamepro magazine yielded all sorts of goodies, and the analyzing of the magazine scans has not stopped.

Turns out, there’s information pertaining to Naughty Dog’s hand in the game in the write up.

According to some reading done by CVG, Naughty Dog has been working alongside Guerilla Games and has co-created the graphics engine for KZ3.

If you missed out on the leak last night, you can get caught up through here, and there’s links to the Gamepro’s scans in there as well.

Unless Sony decides to come on out and formally reveal it ahead of time, expect more on it at E3.

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41 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    Well, thats a relief, because what Guerilla games made with graphics engine was the most embarasing thing in 2009.

    To use pallete to hide bad textures is something, not to mention about bad character models.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Razor

    Naughty God’s at it again.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. El-Dev

    Erthazus; “Well, thats a relief, because what Guerilla games made with graphics engine was the most embarasing thing in 2009.”

    Digital Foundry; “There’s very little that’s new and surprising in what it does, but in terms of the look, feel and execution, it’s easily the best shooter available on console.”

    I agree with the opinion of the latter.

    Looking forward to KZ3 and quite happy that Sony’s studios are helping each other out to get the best from their games.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3 and Halo is the best shooter on consoles.

    PR much?

    In reality, Killzone 2 looked like any other multiplatform title, with bad textures and interesting at that time pallete and motion (because of Cell processor). Thats it.

    Killzone 2 basically was a waste of potential and i’m glad that Naughty Dog, that created outstanding Uncharted 2 will help them to make great game.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. StaceyEmerson

    lol

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Robo_1

    Naughty Dog are pretty much in charge of the ICE tools, which I’m pretty sure every first party PS3 developer takes advantage of.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Dralen

    It’s definitely good to hear that Naughty Dog are lending a hand. This can only make Killzone 3 better.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. SniperWolf

    @Erthazus
    wow please GTFO …you retarded fanboy

    #8 5 years ago
  9. SniperWolf

    Calling Digital Foundry a PR
    you are a mad man …troll

    #9 5 years ago
  10. El-Dev

    “In reality, Killzone 2 looked like any other multiplatform title”

    Really? There was me thinking it’s one of the best technical achievements of this gen of consoles, glad you pointed that out to me or I would never have noticed, maybe I should start playing more multi-platform titles if they are all as embarrassingly bad as KZ2.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. MushroomStamp

    KZ2 was overrated and dissapointing from the graphics to the shooting mechanics. Average at best.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. ExclusivesMostly

    Yes! This is f***ing awesome. This game will look great, I mean UC2 is one of the best looking games of all time.

    / must contain excitement, I’m @ work. Lol.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. No_PUDding

    It looks pretty badass, and I really enjoyed KZ2. I am pretty sure, a less linear experience will benefit the game entirely.

    Jetpacks sound; nay, they ARE awesome.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Johnny Cullen

    Killzone 2 – with Guerilla only in charge of its engine – looked proper awesome.

    But with Naughty Dog in charge? This could be amazing.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Hunam

    Didn’t every studio associated with Sony have a hand in Killzone 2 anyway?

    #15 5 years ago
  16. The Hindle

    I see it this way

    KZ 2 – focussed on the engine gameplay came second.
    KZ 3 – engine is done now they can focus on the gameplay.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. reask

    I would have to agree with TH on this.
    The game had potential but was too samey for my part.
    Mind you having read some of the reviews prior to playing it I am not sure I could trust them again.
    (the reviews)

    #17 5 years ago
  18. The Hindle

    Aye reask, they could make an absolute cracker of a game using the engine though and im hoping its the same jump in quailty Uc 2 was over the first Uncharted.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. reask

    ^ that would be nice OK.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Dean

    @15 Not every, but many.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. onlineatron

    So now Killzone 3 has been announced, and looking pretty solid (from the screenshots we have seen).

    Do you think we’ll see it this year or Resistance 3?

    #21 5 years ago
  22. The Hindle

    Id say KZ 3 this year, R3 early 2011.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    I’d say both for 2011.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. MegaGeek1

    This is great news! Naughty Dog has an outstanding track record on the PS3.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Mike

    Hopefully it’ll make it less boring. They should give a hand with the writing too, as that wasn’t very good either.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Mike W

    This is going to be interesting. GG and ND is going to be epic.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Dralen

    I’ve seen alot of KZ2 bashing, so I’m gonna say what I loved about it. One: The art direction, and Two: The Guns. Killzone 2 had the best guns ever – they felt so amazing to fire. I wouldn’t usually say that about a shooter, but there was something really awesome about pulling off a headshot with the standard automatic rifle in that game.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. theevilaires

    Single player was great but MP sucked for me a little. I was expecting COD4 style play.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DaMan

    well, here’s hoping the game wont be the same dull generic crap now.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Mike W

    @Dralen:

    Just ignore the immature fanboy comments, hopefully they will crawl back to N4G where they belong

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Dralen

    I think Microsoft embedded Evil into there consoles, which makes 360 owners go slightly insane with rage. I think I’ve built up a resistance to the evil by drinking lots of coca-cola. lol.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Mike

    How old are you people?

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Connor O Michael

    LOL

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Dralen

    5

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Erthazus

    12

    #35 5 years ago
  36. El-Dev

    @35, makes sense.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. SniperWolf

    @36-El-Dev
    hahahahhahaaaaaaaaaaa

    #37 5 years ago
  38. No_PUDding

    It’s still quite possible R3 will get an E3 annoucment for 2010 fall.

    Jut becuase they haven’t said anything, doesn’t mean there’s nothing in development.

    Organised 6 month maketing cycle can work VERY effectively.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Gekidami

    Well theres still THIS to go off. I’d say its possible we’ll see R3 at E3 and i’m really sure Infamous 2 will be on show.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. No_PUDding

    In Noo Yawk!

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Galactic_Barret

    K2 was ok, nothing amazing, really. The 2 Gs, though (gunplay, graphics) were awesome. Headshotting in that game was properly visceral. Keep that up, change up almost everything else.

    #41 5 years ago

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  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]