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Don't have a 3D TV? Killzone 3 will still be awesome, says developer

Killzone 3 is poised to be one of the best-looking shooter games on the PS3 to date, and those with a 3D TV are quite possibly going to wet themselves when they see the humongous world presented in stunning stereoscopic 3D. But even if you don't have a 3D set-up, you'll still be amazed, says studio manager Herman Hulst.

"If you play it in 3D... you see some of the cut scenes and sequences in 3D, they look outstanding. They really pull you into the action. You're more than ever submerged," said Hulst in a revent interview... "But we don't want to alienate the core audience."

Hulst called 3D an "option," for those who can experience it. But it won't be the only reason to buy the game. He compared it to the game's PlayStation Move support. For players who have Move, they can incorporate motion controls in the Killzone 3 experience. But it's not required.

Hulst even gave readers a nice metaphor, saying the transition to 3D and Move is "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."

So to summarize: if you have Move but no 3D TV, you'll have a fun experience. If you have a 3D TV but no Move, your eyes will pop out of their sockets, and if you have both it'll be a complete sensory experience. But hey, even if you're a poor sap who doesn't like PlayStation Move and has an archaic 2D TV, you'll still enjoy it.

However, once you do get a 3D TV, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. Just like stereo sound.

[Source: 1UP]

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6 comments

  • Sleepingdragon - December 16, 2010 4:45 p.m.

    Uhmmm whats monosound?
  • papergoon - December 16, 2010 1:07 p.m.

    I like the way the developer is making sense. Not pushing 3D or Move, allowing the majority of us PS3 only gamers have a full experience.
  • SonyBacker - December 16, 2010 11:11 a.m.

    talk is cheap, i will believe when i see it. screenshots look amazing so far but waiting to see gameplay, hoping if its better than killzone 2, not saying killzone 2 was bad its' just we love ringing the changes by making something that much better than its predeccessor (not sure i spelt that right)
  • Jordo141 - December 16, 2010 12:31 a.m.

    @Acerlux: Well said Well all this 3D malarkey is pointless to myself seeing as I can't see 3D (pun not intended). It's great to know I won't be getting the shaft without the 3D experience.
  • Acerlux - December 16, 2010 12:20 a.m.

    @Billiam101: So you prevented someone from saying something meaningless and unrelated to the article by saying something meaningless and unrelated to the article before they could. Clearly this is a victory for the record books. Now for something actually on topic: We really shouldn't need a statement of reassurance. I figured this would be the general idea, and I'm terrified of the day where getting a good gaming experience without having to buy expensive new products and potentially worthless add-ons is an exception rather than the rule.
  • Billiam101 - December 16, 2010 12:13 a.m.

    If you have read the other articles you will know that i have prevented anyone saying first on any of them. Muahahahahaha!

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