63w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a Kara demonstration video trailer below courtesy of Quantic Dream from this year's GDC event.
To quote: Head-turning videogame tech demos are a dime a dozen at Game Developers' Conference, but developer Quantic Dream might have this year's crop beat.
Watch the full tech demo video for "Kara" below to see how the creators of Heavy Rain are looking to expand virtual performances in video games.
And just to be extra clear: No, "Kara" is not Quantic Dream's next game.
Director David Cage was on-hand at GDC to debut the new video to the press, and his presentation touched on the origins of "Kara" - we've selected a few choice quotes below. Check back tomorrow to hear our full interview with Cage on the Official PlayStation Blogcast. It's one interview you won't want to miss!
After Heavy Rain, we wanted to push the envelope in terms of quality, starting with the visuals. We wanted to improve many things - things that were not possible with the Heavy Rain engine. So we had to develop a new engine from scratch.
We also wanted to improve the quality of the acting. With Heavy Rain, we did what many games do - split performances,...
65w ago - Today Lead Designer Peter Porai-Koshits has shared some video footage of the new Wheels of Destruction: Class Warfare Heavy Trailer below for fans.
To quote: Team warfare has been an element of great multiplayer games for a long time.
But as soon as we introduced team multiplayer combat to Wheels of Destruction, we realized that players want to feel like an individual, a dynamic asset on the battlefield, which led us to creating a tried-and-true class-based system. With Wheels of Destruction, our five distinct vehicle classes cater to different multiplayer strategies.
Earlier in the development cycle, considered expanding this concept further still with unique characters. However, that idea ended up on the cutting-room floor for several reasons. When presented with too many choices, players tend to fall into an "analysis paralysis" worse than prom night. Too much time spent "mini-maxing" skill trees can take the player out of what we want to be a fast-paced experience.
You can see the Heavy class in action in our new video below.
When you're playing a single-player game, it's natural to want to make your character your own. But with Wheels of Destruction we're interested in creating...
88w ago - SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine has announced that God of War: Origins Collection officially hits the PS3 today and has shared the launch trailer alongside details, as follows:
The wait is over! Kratos storms store shelves everywhere in the form God of War: Origins Collection- the compilation of God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta on a single Blu-ray Disc, available today!
Now fans and newcomers to the franchise can complete the God of War experience on their PS3 for the first time. And so far, members of the media have given God of War: Origins Collection a strong thumbs up.
GameTrailers.com called the game "a gift worthy of Olympus," while MTV.com said "God of War: Origins Collection is an absolute steal."
In case you forgot, here's a quick refresher on what this package includes:
• Two award-winning PSP classics (Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta) on PS3 for the first time
• Both games running in high-definition 1080p resolution with full stereoscopic 3D support
• Only $39.99, and just in time for the holidays making it a great gift option
• PSN Trophy support that will challenge even the best players
• Dolby 5.1 / DTS surround sound