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Killzone: Shadow Fall's Single Player Component Is Finished

Posted by Sammy Barker

Guerrilla Games is piling on the polish

Killzone: Shadow Fall’s single player campaign has been playable from start to finish for a “couple of months”, game director Steven ter Heide has revealed. Writing on Twitter earlier this morning, the Guerrilla Games employee stated that he was taking advantage of the quiet time in the office to play through the solo component of the PlayStation 4 exclusive.

“Quiet Saturday morning in the office,” he teased. “Starting my [Killzone: Shadow Fall] campaign playthrough.” Asked if the component was finished in a basic form, ter Heide added: “Has been for a couple of months. Had [a] couple [of] playtests already. Getting better every time.”

Unable to resist the temptation of further hints, the developer later noted: “Just played through an awesome encounter. Game is really starting to come together. Can’t wait to show you more.” Alas, that won’t be during next week’s GDC, as ter Heide claims that the studio is “too busy” to attend the event.

The first-person spin-off is set to launch alongside the PS4 later this year. The fact that the campaign is finished so early should give the developer plenty of time to polish the adventure. It'll also allow it to turn its attention to multiplayer, which according to ter Heide, is getting a big internal playtest next week.


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User Comments (11)



InsertNameHere said:

I think they should go back to work on it, just in case. I would hate for it to end up like Killzone 3 (although I did enjoy it).



get2sammyb said:

@TheRealBatman Absolutely, it sounds like that's what they are doing. The good news is that the hard work's done — they now have like six months to just keep playing and tweaking it.



InsertNameHere said:

@get2sammyb I hope you're right, because what we've seen so far looks pretty promising. But like you said, they have about 6 months to do sew up any loose ends and make sure everything is as perfect as possible.



Jaz007 said:

I hope the play testers like playing that campaign. I don't think there will be many bugs in this game.



ShogunRok said:

I wonder how long the campaign will be. KZ2 and 3 were both respectable lengths, hopefully this one is the same.



GRIFFEN14 said:

Let's hope that it has a good story. The Killzone series hasn't had the greatest stories and characters in my opinion. That being said, they still usually have enjoyable campaigns to play through.



Gamer83 said:

I'd say as far as shooters are concerned, Killzone has one of the more interesting stories. I can't wait to play this and Mercenary.



Solatorobo said:

I hope they use this time to do a good job. Might be the first good Killzone game, abliet still not really pushing what the PS4 can do.



NathanUC said:

@TheRealBatman I'm curious what you mean by "I would hate for it to end up like Killzone 3 (although I did enjoy it)".

What didn't you like about Killzone 3 and what did you feel was wrong with it? I am confidant that Killzone 4 will be fantastic and as awesome; just like I thought Killzone 3 was (a 10/10 in my book).



InsertNameHere said:

@nathanuc1988 Personally, I didn't think anything was really wrong with 3. My only problem with the game was it's length, everything else was more or less perfect.

But if you ask around (especially on YouTube) people will say that it was bad or that it sucked. The general consensus is that out of the 3, KZ2 is the best, although my favorite is KZ3. That's what I meant when I said that I would hate for it to end up like Killzone 3.

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