How Guerrilla Games made a 3D believer out of me with upcoming Killzone 3…
With PAX right around the corner and news coming from various sites stating that Guerrilla Games will be demoing Killzone 3‘s multiplayer element. I, however, spent some time in Raleigh, North Carolina at Major League Gaming’s 50th Event last weekend. Amongst all of the Super Smash Bros, Tekken 6, StarCraft 2, and Halo 3, Sony was there showing off ModNation Racers and, of course, some of the Killzone 3 single player campaign.
Now granted it was still the same snow level as everyone has been reporting, this time, however, we were able to play it in 3D. As I was told by the representative on the floor, this was the second time fans have been able to play it (the first time being at ComicCon) but making it the first time that fans have been able to play the game on the East Coast and to play it in 3D.
Now, as stated in the before, I’m not a big fan of 3D. I’m not really a big fan of Killzone either (I forced my way through Killzone 2). However, after putting the 3D glasses on and watching the game in action, I became an instant believer in the technology.
What I was expecting was something along the lines of gimmicky techniques like things popping out at you. Guerrilla Games did something completely different with the tech that I hope others will do as well. Instead of having things pop out at you, you are able to look deeper into the screen, making it seem like the flat screen TV was just a window looking into another world. It really helps to immerse the person into the game. When it came to jumping with the jetpack on top of icebergs to cross a river, my friends and I were genuinely scared that I wasn’t going to make it because the icebergs looked like they were actually further away.
But just take my word for it. I have several videos (NSFW due to language) with others giving their impressions and some gameplay.
Killzone 3 release date is currently February 2011.