Killzone 3 is the complete package for Sony; a graphically stunning game that packs in the company’s most pushed features: Move support and 3D. With all these extras it’s easy to feel like you’ll be missing out just sitting there with your DualShock and an HDTV.
Guerrilla Games is here to assure that it won’t be the case; studio manager Herman Hulst explained: “3D is a great feature, but it’s an option to the game. I don’t want people who don’t have 3D to have a suboptimal experience.
The fact is most people who play Killzone 3 will be doing so without the feature: “That said, if you play it in 3D… you see some of the cuts scenes and sequences in 3D, they look outstanding. They really pull you into the action. You’re more than ever submerged.”
But if you haven’t splashed out on either Move or a 3D TV, you won’t be doomed: “But we don’t want to alienate the core audience. The same with Move. These things are options. They’re great options. I think they’re here to stay. Just like we moved from mono sound to stereo sound. You wouldn’t want to go back after awhile. But you don’t force people to buy another transistor radio. When they’re ready. We have to listen to the audience in that regard.”
Killzone 3 lands in February 2011.