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Killzone 2 Dev Explains Absence of Cover System in Multiplayer

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307w ago - According to Guerrilla Games QA Manager Seb Downie, the "Lean and Peak" system seen in Killzone 2's single player campaign will not be present in the game's multiplayer mode.

"It didn't work too well in the 360 degree combat environment that is multiplayer," wrote Downie on the Official PlayStation forums.

"In single player the path is more linear and the action is usually ahead of the player. In MP levels are more arena based and you are more susceptible to flanking and being attacked from various angles."

Downie continued to explain how in multiplayer, the developer found that players were actually working against the "lean and peak" system, and concluded it was simply best to remove it altogether.

"We found that the L&P system didn't add anything in that scenario and that players often actually took a step back from cover objects to give themselves a little more freedom to move, so they were actually working against the system, so we ripped it back out," wrote Downie.

"Crouching was deemed sufficient."

Killzone 2 is due for release in February 2009.
 

Video: Killzone 2 Helghan PlayStation 3 Trailer Available

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307w ago - Today a Killzone 2 Helghan PlayStation 3 trailer is available for viewing.

The video's caption reads as follows:

"They said the morale of the Helghast was at an all-time low, they were dead wrong."

Check it out below, courtesy of GameTrailers..

Cheers!




 

Killzone 2 BETA: We Want You!

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309w ago - To quote from the Killzone site (linked above): We Want YOU! Your Feedback Helps Us Make The Game!

Are you a die-hard Killzone fanatic? Have you ever destroyed a squad of Helghast with a single M194 percussion grenade? Can you take out an ISA platoon armed with nothing but an StA-52 assault rifle? Prove it! Download the new Killzone 2 Multiplayer theme and you may be selected for the next phase of the beta trial.

Phase three of the Killzone 2 multiplayer beta trial is about to commence, and Guerrilla wants to offer you, the hardcore fan base, an opportunity to participate. In order to provide a stable and balanced multiplayer experience upon the game's release, we need worthy soldiers to enter the online battlefield and report their feedback to us. And that's where you come in.

If you're an able-bodied PLAYSTATION 3 owner over the age of 18, enlist now! To become eligible for participation in the beta trial, simply go to PlayStation Store and download the new Killzone 2 Multiplayer theme between October 16 and 23. Your PSN account will be flagged and added to our list of prospective recruits. If you're selected for inclusion in the beta trial, we'll notify you via e-mail.

It's a win-win proposal! While we can't guarantee that every flagged PSN account will be entered into the beta...
 

Next Killzone 2 BETA to be Even More Open to the Public

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310w ago - Killzone 2, the highly anticipated new shooter from Guerilla Games, is currently in its second BETA phase. I contacted Yvonne Von Berg to talk about the possibility of acquiring a BETA key to write an impressions preview.

Her response wasn't what I hoped for, but I found out some important info regarding the third phase of the games BETA testing. Yvonne Says:

"Good Morning Paddy,

The current beta testing phase, is the second of three and is not open to the public; phase three will be a lot more open so please keep an eye on our forums and www.killzone.com for news,

Kind regards,

Yvonne Von Berg"

So keep active on Killzone.com and their forums to have a chance at getting into the third phase of the BETA, and hopefully an opportunity to destroy the Helghast menace before the games release in 2009.

More info soon on Killzone 2's trophys and gameplay features as it develops.
 

More Killzone 2 BETA Invite Confirmations: Check your E-Mails!

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311w ago - Recently there were reports of Killzone 2 BETA invites going out to a very limited number of European PlayStation 3 owners, and Play3-Live (among many others) now confirmed they have indeed received their code.

To quote, roughly translated: SCEE started to send a wave of e-mail to several European players. These messages contain codes which make it possible to take part in BETA of Killzone 2!

Do not forget to look at your e-mail box, even in the file "Spam".

Finally, Killzone 2 will leave in February 2009, of exclusiveness on the PlayStation 3.
 
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