Describing the race for technical superiority between first-party brethren Naughty Dog and Santa Monica, Guerrilla's Hermen said the jousting is a "little game" for the studios.
We need to [surpass Naughty Dog and Santa Monica's visual tech], right?
Thats what we do. We talk to those guys a lot, both the Santa Monica team and the guys at Naughty Dog, and thats the little game between us as friends of the studios.
Yes, we do that, but then again theyre working on their next games and theyre going to have to do better again. So absolutely: we need to do that.
Speculation over the weekend suggested that Naughty Dog would be giving Guerrilla a helping-hand in the development of Killzone 3. Not that we can say they really need it. Killzone 2 was a blockbuster.