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Killzone: Shadow Fall screenshots are packed with next-gen shine

Thursday, 24th October 2013 09:34 GMT By Dave Owen

Killzone: Shadow Fall previews are dropping all over the place this morning. We don’t have one (alas), but we do have a bunch of new screenshots. They show off the game’s next-gen good looks and, of course, many, many guns. Check them out after the break.

Thanks, AGB.

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32 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    I dread to think how many FPS’s I’ve played now…

    It must be over 100 easily…

    For some reason, I always can’t wait for them, but when I actually start playing them I realise im bored to tears of the genre.

    IMO the single player FPS thing needs to die a death. Release cheaper & better looking / playing multiplayer offerings, rather than bother with single player.

    I don’t even play much multiplayer but I can still see the stagnation, the AI has barely improved from HL2 in all these years… COD in particular a joke.

    FPS single player should be saved for games with an RPG / exploration element like Fallout IMO.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. FeaturePreacher

    Only 22 days until it’s finally in my hands.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Erthazus

    It looks like Crysis 2 on medium settings on the PC really (which looked worse then Crysis 1). Just bland and with blergh shadows, effects and textures.

    http://www.quakewiki.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/cry-engine-3-1.jpg – this is the example of a forest in Cryengine 2 which is outdated and in Killzone:SF forest is damn not impressive for a Next Gen machine.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. KineticCalvaria

    @2, I forgot that the US get it on the 15th, works in our favour really, we’ll hopefully get the fully working versions of the PS4 OS and launch games which have been patched up :).

    Still got this game on pre-order, but I have really low expectations of it :(.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. zoopdeloop

    @3 what’s the deal with foliage and you?
    are you related?

    #5 11 months ago
  6. Fin

    @3

    PREORDER CANCELLED

    #6 11 months ago
  7. wildBoar

    Comparisons to actual games and not engine showcase or gtfo. Also Crytek is THE #1 leading dev in grafixxx in the industry.

    If you have to go that high that says enuff in itself, I imagine they’re a much larger studio as well.
    Speaking of grafixx the last two Crysis games still got lukewarm reviews, and the story in 3 was laughable bad I hear.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. Gamoc

    @1 No thanks, I like single player.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. Panthro

    @3

    I used to find you funny but you are doing that too much.

    Do you never get tired of tearing into these consoles? They never said they boast the power of a gtx 690 so why do you keep insisting on posting this crap? At this point everybody knows what type of visuals the PS4 and X1 can put out,, big deal… If anything, your making yourself out to be a fool on every post you make.

    For the £349 price tag of the PS4 its worth the upgrade for gamers who are into the current generation consoles…

    For me? Naah, I’ll stick with my PC and throw in another 670 to sli it next year.

    And ‘next gen’ means nothing but the next generation of CONSOLES… Its the next version of the consoles, it means nothing for PC games, PC games have been ahead in visuals for years and probably will always stay that way.

    You could look at the 600 series and say the 700 series is the next generation of GPUs, their isn’t a massive difference but its still an upgrade.

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Fin

    @7

    You’re implying that Erth plays games for reasons other than staring at the graphics.
    You could give him a pretty on-rails tech demo and he’d give it GOTY.

    #10 11 months ago
  11. xxJPRACERxx

    God, can they even make the FOV lower?!?

    edit: If it’s the direct out from the PS4, then nice AA and AF.

    #11 11 months ago
  12. monkeygourmet

    @9

    I know what you mean, but I’ve never felt the need to get into PC gaming again till this generation.

    Last gen (360/PS3), I felt the consoles did a better job of keeping (roughly) upto date with PC tech. That, coupled with the fact PC barely saw any ports of console games, and I was more than happy to play on consoles.

    Now, we are seeing many multiplats running alot nicer on PC’s and the games are nearly always cheaper, I think it makes sense to me to consider them as the more attractive option.

    Intially more expensive, but performance and continued cost can be much cheaper.

    I was a bit gutted with the spec of next gen, especially Xbone. They will definatly become my second port of call (exclusives only).

    The fact I can play multi plats like Dark Souls 2 much smoother and with mod support in my front room on PC means the choice has been pretty easy for me.

    “For me? Naah, I’ll stick with my PC and throw in another 670 to sli it next year.”

    Exactly, you’ve done the initail outlay. Now your SLI card will cost roughly the same as a next gen console but provide about 5x the horse power, ready for more Cryengine / Unreal 4 games.

    #12 11 months ago
  13. mistermogul

    Erthazus you are sounding more butthurt by the day…

    #13 11 months ago
  14. Doppleganger

    They sacrificed FOV for graphics. Just lik Turok 2 on N64 days lol

    #14 11 months ago
  15. sagtlthl

    Erth, give me one game that has this jungle photo you posted in gameplay NOT in engine??

    Take this http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u154082/crysis3_5_small.jpg, Crisis 3 on PC highest settings and guess what, nothing special in it, it is bland and has 2D looking trees, tell me not??

    #15 11 months ago
  16. Panthro

    @15

    http://img4.abload.de/img/2pblu.jpg

    Crysis 1

    Crysis 3 was a bad example, I don’t think it was a very well made game… The engine on the other hand is capable of a lot more.

    by the way, I’m not on Erths side with the whole PC master race and consoles are terrible thing, I just wanted to show you a link.

    ___________________

    @14

    They will also be sacrificing AA and texture filtering to by the looks of it; but hey, console gamers don’t care about that stuff so its cool, as long as they get exclusives there will always be room in my heart for a few consoles.

    I would love to play The Last of Us with AA and texture filtering on my PC though, that would be the day… never gunna happen though :’( <3 Once I get a PS4 though; probably in 2 years, im in no rush… its basically going to be a Naughty dog station for me, followed them since the PS1 and they have never let me down with a bad game yet… except Uncharted 3, it was good but meh…

    #16 11 months ago
  17. sagtlthl

    @16 ,thanks for the comment, and I really appreciate your respectful reply that doesn’t include words like “idiot, blind, stupid” that we usually read it from Erth.

    I was now checking youtube to see a video that shows such a high details jungle (during gameplay) as the one gameplay photo you provided for Crisis1, but couldn’t find one, do you have such link?

    #17 11 months ago
  18. Panthro

    Yeah no problem, ill have a look once my computer restarts… Installing a new antivirus and it seems like the PC is caught in a shutting down loop haha, give me 20 minutes.

    #18 11 months ago
  19. Hcw87

    Crysis 1 vanilla is fugly. You’ll need mods to make it look better than Crysis 2/3.

    Crysis 1 vanilla: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm85cr930Ek

    #19 11 months ago
  20. sagtlthl

    @18, no issue, take your time. Thanks.

    #20 11 months ago
  21. Panthro

    Yeah, they are modded but its still in game footage of a game from 2007

    And I couldn’t find the video which matched up to that image

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTVG0uhq-Sk

    The full video is nice but skip to 1:40 for the nice jungle part

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v5KbZgQ0gY

    …Its pretty difficult to find a game that can stand the test of time and still be called ‘pretty’ after 6 years, the foliage on the last video kicks ass.

    Still images always look better than the video counterpart since you can admire all the detail but those videos are as close to real gameplay as I have the time to find.

    All in all I think the assets and everything are better in the crysis video, if the developers of shadowfall could use them somehow that would be awesome, I just don’t think the tress in shadowfall look very nice to look at in comparison.

    #21 11 months ago
  22. Erthazus

    Btw guys i’m not trying to bash the developers. I’m just saying that with next gen consoles devs could do something impressive. Crytek did something spectacular in 2007-2008. It’s been 5-6 years since that and Killzone:SF does not deliver when it is basically Sony’s showcase for the system.

    I’m not trying to be an ass.

    @19,
    “Crysis 1 vanilla”

    This video represents nothing. You can’t judge this game at night and yes it is prettier then Crysis 2

    Crysis3? Depends… on the level really. some parts of it beautiful and some not really.

    #22 11 months ago
  23. Panthro

    @22 I said nothing about a vanilla crysis.

    #23 11 months ago
  24. Erthazus

    @23, Please sorry, my comment was addressed to Hcw87.

    #24 11 months ago
  25. sagtlthl

    @21, thanks for the links

    And by the way, I totally admit that the PC is much more powerful than any next gen console, but you will still need a console to play the exclusives (such as Uncharted, God of War, Gears of War, Infamous, etc..)

    What I dont like is saying that the consoles are shit, stupid and for idiots, which Erth usually does, it is just wrong.

    #25 11 months ago
  26. Panthro

    Yeah its silly, My guess is most of it is just jealousy anyway, there is no way that all of these fanboys actually decide to just hate other platforms for no reason.

    Sometimes good things get announed by one party and if the other party doesnt have it they resort to being hateful claiming whatever they have is ‘shit’ or ‘pointless’ but if there party announced it they would be the ones celebrating and the other crowd would be hating.

    These days you think it would just be console vs PC but now the console users hate other console users just because of what company box they chose, its all a massive waste of time.

    It so stupid to think there isnt enough room for PC and consoles to coincide without a gaming civil war haha

    I love my PC, but I also love some of the software that comes out exclusively on both consoles and I just feel sorry for the people who choose to miss out and be brats just because they have already pledged allegiance to one platform.

    #26 11 months ago
  27. Gekidami

    “What I dont like is saying that the consoles are shit, stupid and for idiots, which Erth usually does, it is just wrong.”

    Also Erth is stupid, an idiot and an overall shit person, and he’s a PC fantard. Thats the proof right there that it has nothing to do with consoles.

    #27 11 months ago
  28. Legendaryboss

    http://i.imgur.com/JkOzKst.gif

    #28 11 months ago
  29. polygem

    needs more pink, soap bubbles and fairys…the rest looks stunning though!

    #29 11 months ago
  30. Legendaryboss

    @29
    What? No pink, soap bubbles and fairys? PREORDER FUCKING CANCELLED: SO MUCH HATE IN THAT DECISION!

    The Choice Is Yours:
    http://giffiles.alphacoders.com/251/251.gif
    http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/lol.gif
    :P

    @Erthazus
    http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad119/FRESHERMAW/Pre_Order_Cancelled_3.png

    #30 11 months ago
  31. pcbros

    These shots look like rendered in-game screens. Like what you see in magazines like GameInformer. I saw this game in person at E3 (they did a live demo for us) and I don’t recall it looking this smooth.

    The AA seems too high. If these are indeed direct screen grabs, then it’s very impressive AA :)

    EDIT: Compare these shots to Killzone 3. If you notice those screens, they too have the AA cranked up. We all know Killzone 3 did not run with full AA :P But you can see the difference between KZ3 & KZ:SF.

    #31 11 months ago
  32. sagtlthl

    @26, +1

    #32 11 months ago

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