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

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


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.



  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


    #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

    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


    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


    #33 5 years ago
  34. Dralen


    #34 5 years ago
  35. Erthazus


    #35 5 years ago
  36. El-Dev

    @35, makes sense.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. SniperWolf


    #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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