There’s a lot of work that has to go into creating each individual segment of a game, and the Killzone: Shadow Fall demo was particularly intensive in a lot of areas, such as environments and environmental effects. A new technical demo released by Guerrilla Games explores some of the aspects of the demo’s creation, including wind speeds, force field effects, and environment mapping.
Click below to take a look.
Gran Turismo 6, like most serious driving sims, is an insanely pretty game. And, like most driving sims, most of what you’ll see out of the game’s footage and screenshots is not so much “game content” per se – though you will see a lot of cars, which I suppose count as content – but a look at just how freaking gorgeous everything is.
The latest trailer is, as you might expect, a visual concept trailer, showing off just how obsessively concerned with detail the development team at Polyphony Digital has been as they’ve worked on the game. Click below to see the game in motion.
Sony has released a new PlayStation 4 Creator Conversation video with the creators of Diablo III over at Blizzard, which focuses extensively on how the game’s UI has been tweaked for a console and a specifically PlayStation-based experience. Director John Hight and designers Joshua Mosqueira and Jason Bender explained that getting the game’s control scheme right was very important – and that meant making use of the best tools for various jobs, like using the PS4 touch pad for inventory scrolling and transforming menus into a radial style.
The way the touch pad being implemented should sound familiar. So far, most Wii U games use the second screen for inventory functionality, though of course the PS4 touch pad doesn’t display information – it just receives it.
Click below to see what else the team has cooking for the PlayStation versions.
The Last of Us will be a same-day digital title when it launches for PS3 on June 14, and Naughty Dog has confirmed that you’ll be able to play it even while it downloads. Taking a leaf out of PS4′s book – the new system is supposed to allow you to play your games while they’re downloading virtually instantly – once the download makes it to about 50%, players will be able to start up the game.
It’s an interesting preview of a next-gen feature on a current-gen device. The Last of Us will be available the day after E3 2013 concludes.
Source: Game Informer
Sony unleashed a torrent of Gran Turismo 6 screenshots for PS3, but when it comes to PS4′s DriveClub, there’s not nearly as much love. Still, it’s another look at a next-gen racer, and one of the most-anticipated games for PS4 so far.
Check out all the obsessive levels of detail by clicking below.
Gran Turismo 6 has only been officially announced for PS3, but the team hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a PS4 version to bring the series into the next generation as well. Speaking to IGN, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi said, “We actually do have a PlayStation 4 version in mind, but for this holiday season, we thought it would be best for users to release on PS3 for now.”
So it looks like Sony wants to release the game where the userbase is first, and possibly extend its life on another platform later on. In the meantime, Gran Turismo 6 is looking gorgeous enough as it is, even without being on PS4. Click below for more information and lots and lots of screenshots.
Konami recently announced that a new Metal Gear Solid bundle was slated for a June release on PlayStation 3. Containing all main series Metal Gear and Metal Gear Solid entries, as well as Peace Walker and some extras, Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection is the perfect price for any fan of Hideo Kojima’s legendary franchise. Konami has not yet released the specific price or release date, but an Amazon listing suggests a similar release window and a lower price than what Japan will see.
A mysterious countdown timer for something called “Panopticon” just ended today, revealing a trailer for what appears to be a video game by Sony Japan Studios. Or is it a movie? I’m not sure – which just goes to show how spectacular the art style is. The project uses a cel-shaded anime style that pulls off a blend of cartoonish characters and realism better than almost anything else I’ve seen to date.
The setting is a dystopian future – and if you know anything about the panopticon in theory, you know that a big theme is going to be close surveillance and heavy policing to enforce order.
If it is a game, it looks like it’d be either an action game or RPG. But, again, aside from what’s seen in the trailer – which mostly looks like a blur between cinematic and perhaps a few clips of gameplay – we don’t know anything about Panopticon yet. More info is due to arrive on May 21.
Click below to check out the trailer.
All’s been relatively quiet on the PS Vita front since Sony announced PS4 in February, and according to Game Informer, there’s a reason for that. Executive editor Andrew Reiner tweeted that he gets the impression the little handheld with big dreams will have a “surprisingly big show” at E3 this year.
If true, that means Sony’s banking big on this year’s E3 to spread the word about their catalogs for both PS4 and Vita in order to drive sales and keep them going strong as they enter the next generation.
Last week, Sony teased an “amazing big title” for Vita that we haven’t seen or heard about yet. I’m guessing it’ll be a central showcase at Sony’s E3 press conference.
It’s long been rumored, but Sony has finally confirmed that Gran Turismo 6 is heading to PS3 (not PS4) this holiday season. The game will feature, among other things, a new physics engine, seven all-new tracks (including the suggested Silverstone Circuit), “several thousand” personalization options, social features integrated with smartphones and tablets, and increased flexibility in terms of game smoothness and DLC expansions.
Looks like we’ll be hearing a lot of commercials cut off with the line “Greatness Awaits” after all. Sony has filed a trademark registration for the “Greatness Awaits” slogan, meaning the rumors we heard last week are likely to be 100% genuine.
We just hope that “greatness awaits” suggests something more like “greatness is right around the corner” rather than “greatness will always lie in the future and evade the present.” It’d suck to have to wait an entire generation for a game that never actually sees the light of day all over again.
This is shaping up to be a big week for major titles to be getting additional content, which should please many fans of the Gears of War and God of War series. One of the content pieces is actually sponsored by a major magazine company, the second time this occurred and nonetheless interesting.
Read on to see what the DLC pieces are, as well as how much the content will, or will not, cost…