Killzone 2 beta to surface in '08
- Posted November 28th, 2007 at 19:41 EDT by Eric Blattberg
- 42 Comments
Killzone 2 -- it's the game that dropped all our jaws with it's impressive unveiling at E3 '07. With unparalleled graphics, an innovative first-person cover system, and promise for an addictive online mode, what's not to like? The big question remains though - when will we finally get to play it?!
One already known fact is that gamers will get their paws on an online beta before Killzone 2's official release. Guerilla Games' lead tester, Seb Downie, confirmed that fact earlier this year on Killzone 2's official forums:
"Of course there is going to be a public beta. I have always said that any game that has an online mode needs to go through a public beta to ensure it works as intended," asserted Downie.
"We are hoping to do a beta but I don't think we'll have anything ready before this year is over... it is something we are working on for next year," he wrote.
This quashes earlier rumors which suggested that it would indeed be available in time for the holidays. However, he prompted us to "keep in touch [as] we'll have more soon."
Stay tuned to PSU.com as we'll have a full-fledged feature on Killzone 2 early next year. Prepare yourselves.
- 2:42pm EST - November 28th, 2007
Awesome!!!! But of course I already knew there was going to be a beta.
- 2:43pm EST - November 28th, 2007
- 2:47pm EST - November 28th, 2007
- 2:49pm EST - November 28th, 2007
i wonder when the game is going to come out if their just going to start to have a beta early next year.
At least we'll get more info from psu on killzone 2 next year
- 2:52pm EST - November 28th, 2007
great news, thanks guys
- 2:53pm EST - November 28th, 2007
@blacktuxedoman - The article says mid to late '08 for the full release.
I haven't been in a beta before i hope this one gets released outside of the US
RedDragon7 | Pheonix7
- 2:55pm EST - November 28th, 2007
Great to hear its reconfirmed after more months of silence on the game.
- 2:57pm EST - November 28th, 2007
As long as this game is taking, it had better be freakin AMAZING!!
- 3:00pm EST - November 28th, 2007
2008 is going to rock so hard! If it gets any better the awesomeness will resurrect Dimebag Darrel and spark a Metalocolypse!
- 3:04pm EST - November 28th, 2007
I'm guessing we're going see the full release around July since that would put it between the projected release dates for GTA IV and MGS 4 and if these guys have any BRAAIINS!! they won't try to go head to head against those 2 game giants. So maybe we'll see the beta in March or April. I hope.
- 3:31pm EST - November 28th, 2007
- 3:39pm EST - November 28th, 2007
Okay not to throw water on the burning love for the game but I think we ALL know it's going to get judged more on it's multiplayer than it's expectedly beautiful singleplayer. So the question is: what are they going to do that makes it "addictive"? The previous KZ was a good game, undeserving of the hate which it received only because it was perceived to be some kind of "halo-killer" by the media. But if the original game was fine on it's own and not only Halo but but Haze, Team Fortress and how ever many other games out there with multiplayer are being called some of the most exciting multiplayer experiences around, what can KZ do to stand out?
I propose not just 4 player co-op but a whopping 16 player online co-op campaign with several missions. What it comes down to is this. People like playing with others and the more people you have the better. Everyone loves Co-op but frankly the ammount of it lately has been staggeringly weak. You want Kill Zone to kick A55? then this is what's required. Other wise it's just going to get dumped on as an expensive but weak and disappointing game dispite having the greatest graphics on a home console game ever created.
- 3:43pm EST - November 28th, 2007
Lets hope a beta may surface on E3 or earlier or at the very least PSN release to a select few..
- 3:51pm EST - November 28th, 2007
OMG. I really want to get into the beta. i really wanna pl ay this game
- 4:06pm EST - November 28th, 2007
Schaweet. KZ2 gotta be the best fps ever.
- 4:15pm EST - November 28th, 2007
killzone is my b*tch and i want to make sweet love to it
- 5:02pm EST - November 28th, 2007
- 5:18pm EST - November 28th, 2007
This game looks godly...
- 5:20pm EST - November 28th, 2007
Sick, One thing though if a game is ever to be compared to Halo they must have a great theme song an soundtrack, I must say the one thing I enjoy about that game is its theme song. I hope Killzone blows it out of the water though like it did at E3 this year
- 5:39pm EST - November 28th, 2007
You guys have your release dates so wrong. This game should be out around feb-march not jully-aug. They need this game to comeo ut a few months before MGS4 so it wont get trampled in the hype. LBP in Jan-Feb. KZ2 Feb-March. MGS4 March- June. Anyways this game will be top notch and i can only wish to get in the beta.
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