Split-screen co-op coming to Killzone 3

If diving into mayhem and shooting Helghast into oblivion is too much for you to handle alone, it looks like you'll be able to get some help when Killzone 3 makes its way to your PS3.

Offline, split-screen cooperative play has been confirmed for Killzone 3 in a recent 1up interview with the development studio's manager, Herman Hulst.

Hulst noted that immediately after Killzone 2 was released, he and his team realized how much more potential the PS3 processing power had to offer. They were able to double the amount of kick-ass action in Killzone 2 with a few tweaks, and voila, now it's possible to have two independent characters running around on the same screen at the same time.

The news only applies to offline play, and no one is saying whether or not there will be online co-op. It hasn't been confirmed, but it hasn't been denied either.

Nevertheless, adding co-op of any sort will be a huge injection into the series and assures that players will have something new and interesting to try out in the next installment.

[Source: 1up]

Dec 14, 2010


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  • krejsy - December 15, 2010 8:08 p.m.

    I read in the swedish version of the magasine Gamereactor that the developers just wanted brag about the killzone 3 engine, so they started up a killzone 2 map in splitscreen with 3d turned on, and some monitoring-tools to see the CPU load, at regular gameplay with bullets flying the CPU load was about 50%. So I'd say the upgrades and and optimizations of the KZ engine is pretty darn impressive in KZ3. February will be awesome
  • roosterdip - December 15, 2010 2:09 p.m.

    great news.... Its a shame the game actually sucks!
  • n00b - December 15, 2010 2:26 a.m.

    gears 2 and resident evil 5 were good only because of split screen co-op. would have sucked for me otherwise
  • Syncmaster - December 15, 2010 2:10 a.m.

    this is... AWESOOOOOOOOMEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! splitcreen FTW!!!
  • ultimatepunchrod - December 15, 2010 1:21 a.m.

    this is great news i hate when games say they have co-op but only mean online co-op. i cant wait for this game. hopefully uncharted will have this too.
  • johngrybos - December 14, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    If the 3D requires that the image be doubled from slightly different angles, then it seems it would be simple to use the same idea to create splitscreen. Good on them!
  • StrayGator - December 14, 2010 10:48 p.m.

    So, KZ3 will feature split-screen co-op. Also, 3D. Will it feature split-screen 3D?
  • mrmorozov987 - December 14, 2010 10:39 p.m.

    Finally, companies are starting to get that splitscreen is GOOD. Racing, shooting, platforming, it's all better with a buddy you can punch in the arm.
  • metroid2099400 - December 14, 2010 10:16 p.m.

    I'm really glad that they're including local multiplayer. It always pisses me off when I hear about a great game centered on multiplayer (I'm looking at you, Hot Pursuit)that I can't play with my friends in my own living room.
  • NightCrawler_358 - December 14, 2010 10:11 p.m.

    You said it Tychus, hell, it's about time.

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