Killzone 3 “feels more fluid” and “stutters less,” says Guerrilla

Tuesday, 18th January 2011 19:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Guerrilla Games has said, once again, that with Killzone 3 it has fixed the control lag inherent in Killzone 2, and that it will also play “more fluidly” than the previous franchise entry.

Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (via CVG), the game’s director Mathijis de Jonge said the game “stutters less”, and “feels more fluid”.

“[While] we were still tweaking and checking framerate, I checked this game back-to-back with Killzone 2 and have to say that it plays so much more fluidly,” he said. “Also, the adjustments we made to lean-and-peek – you can actually slide into cover now, vault over, brutally melee your enemies – it feels more fluid, stutters less. There’s fewer points of irritation.

“Thing with Killzone 2 was, there were some quite technical problems in the controls, actually, and I think we’ve solved those now. There was a lot of lag… by fixing those issues we’ve lost a bit of that weighty feeling. We’ve tried to maintain that original experience, but if we’d kept it as slow, we’d run into the danger of losing some people, moving too far away from our competitors.”

Guerrilla boss Herman Hulst added that the biggest “improvement” over Killzone 2, is that the team is “looking to have pretty much a unique setting for each level”.

Killzone 3 is out on PS3 February 22 in the US, February 23 in Europe, and February 25 in the UK.



  1. Hazzarington

    Oh good. A working Killzone game?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. onlineatron

    It certainly felt good playing it at the EG expo.

    Pumped for this one.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. EscoBlades

    The beta felt fluid to me too. Not much “clunk”

    #3 4 years ago
  4. El_MUERkO

    launch day buy for me, though i’ll avoid all the collectors gubbins

    #4 4 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    It’s defiantly a smoother game, only had a taste with beta, looking forward to the main course :D

    #5 4 years ago
  6. TraceableX

    Meh, I liked KZ2.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. albo88

    this should get a 9 just for the epic soldiers designer

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I’ll 2nd comment #5.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Razor

    I don’t why GG keep saying there are more diverse enviros. They still all look the same to me.

    What about lush, green jungles or forests? With GG’s technology, it’s something I’d love to see.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. XxT_I_K_IxX_PR

    Loved KZ2, can’t wait for KZ3…hope they don’t make it another COD /=

    #10 4 years ago
  11. KL

    @9 because Helghan isn’t a planet born out from Final Fantasy.It has harsh environmental conditions and it’s mainly an industrial planet which mirror the Helghan empire

    #11 4 years ago
  12. nofear360

    @9: Also (in addition to @11), why not leave something for the inevitable future iterations? With new planets, we’ll get new environments.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. earlyrock

    @10 Amen.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Kuwabara

    theyre leaving the lush beautiful jungle for us as a surprise. It’s going t WOW us.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Holy shit – read the last map #8 description

    “..the jungle, the plants and insects that call it home are friend to no-one.”

    Maybe there IS lucious green organic enviornments somewhere in KZ3 afterall!!!

    #15 4 years ago

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