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Killzone 3 – Move demonstrations

Submitted by on Sunday, 5 September 201010 Comments

Heavy sluggish weapons. That was one of the most common complaints we heard from people who played Killzone 2. Moving the targeting reticule across the screen was a laborious job (although for some it heightened the sense of realism). As Killzone 3 is PlayStation Move compatible, this should no longer be an issue – unless you have slow wrists, that is.

Motion controllers are great for first person shooters. With a simple flick of the wrist you can shift your target from one edge of the screen to the other, and you’ll find it easy to be precise.When using a thumbstick, making slight adjustments can be a clumsy experience, but when you’re using a motion controller it can feel natural. After all, you’re mimicking holding a gun, the same act you’re doing in the game.

At PAX, Killzone 3 developers were on hand to demonstrate the game using Move. As you can see from the videos below, the developer manages to take down Helghast soldiers quickly and with precision. Playing the game with Move seems effortless. There is no need for silly grand gestures either, just subtle wrist movements. You could easily play the game slouched down on your couch.

Our only concern is that you use Move to turn left and right, this could be slow and awkward to manoeuvre. To be fair, the developer does not appear to be struggling with this at all. Guerrilla will also allow you to adjust the turning sensitivity in the options menu, so we should be able to find a setting that we are comfortable with.

The developer also confirms that Move can be used in both single-player and multiplayer game modes. However, they have yet to decide if Move players will be able to go head-to-head with DualShock players. A decision will be made after some play testing is done, they’re concerned that Move players will have the advantage.

Check out the videos below: