Killzone: Shadow Fall Dev Says PlayStation 4 Games Will Be Even better ‘Within the Next Five Years'
Even though Guerilla Games’ latest release Killzone: Shadow Fall has been subjected to a host of mixed reactions from fans and critics alike after its launch on Sony’s PlayStation 4, the game itself has been one of the most impressive launches this year, but according to the game's developer, that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Guerilla Games lead designer Eric Boltjes recently spoke with AusGamers about how the PlayStation 4 will evolve in the coming years and that all this will within the next five years.
“Being my own personal views, and not necessarily company ones, but I think with every new platform, the first games that come out, because of just the way things work -- with the way the tools get developed etc -- it’s not using it’s maximum potential yet,” Boltjes stated.
“Regardless of how beautiful Killzone: Shadow Fall is and how well it runs, I think games within the next five years running on the PS4 will be even more beautiful, and even better.”
“So I think that’s going to be cool. But more so than ever before, I think gamers and the gaming audience in general are hungry for something new, something different they haven’t played before. You can see it with the development of the indies: they’re bringing something new and fresh to the table, and I think a lot of people are catching on to that,” he added.
“I think and I hope that that will trickle through to bigger developers as well, so that they get the urge to innovate themselves, and ultimately the gamers will benefit from that. Because we’ll be able to get a lot of new, cool [and] exciting games and experiences.”
Additionally, on asked if the team is thinking about developing anything that’s not necessarily Killzone, for the future, a seemingly excited Boltjes stated: “Definitely. We’ve got two things going. We’ve been working on Killzone for a long time, and we’re going to be supporting Shadow Fall post-launch, for at least a year now; we’re going to do DLC, new map packs, new features and everything and be supporting that.”
“But at the same time, we’re going to explore different things as well. We as a studio, and as designers, we would love to keep trying our hand at something else other than Killzone, so we’re developing a new IP as well. I can’t say much about that right now, but definitely expect that other thing from Guerilla in the future as well,” he added.
Killzone: Shadow Fall was released on November 15 as a launch title for the PlayStation 4 in North America.