God of War 3 at GDC: New Footage, Framerate Details

SCE Santa Monica developers Jim Tilander and Vassily Fillipov presented a speech on God of War III's technology at GDC today, and as a reward for sitting quietly through the class, the two gave the crowd a peek at some gameplay footage of the anticipated title.

The video showed Kratos approaching a small, rocky area. The camera zoomed in to show a wounded soldier, then smoothly zoomed back to the over-the-shoulder view as a dozen or so spear-wielding enemies leapt down from above. At one point a giant cyclops lept down to face Kratos, leading the player to jump on top of the beast in a series of timed button presses. What followed was a predictable scene of mayhem, as Kratos rode the cyclops in circles, a kill counter keeping track of his destruction.

Tilander and Fillipov explained that the game will not be locked at 60 frames per second, and will likely drop below that during intense scenes. However, it will never fall below 30 frames per second.

Responding to a question about cloth physics, Tilander also revealed that God of War 3 doesn't actually do any physics processing.

"I guess you might be surprised to hear this, but God of War 3 doesn't have physics," said Tilander. "So does that answer your question?"

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    March 25, 2009 7:04 PM

    Can't wait for that game. One of the reasons I bought a PS3 at launch in 2006, because I knew it was coming.

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      March 25, 2009 10:50 PM

      And now you are, right in your pants

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      March 26, 2009 2:03 AM

      Imagine the money you could have saved just waiting until the game was released. You could have bought an XBOX 360 for all that saved money and actually played some games!

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      March 26, 2009 5:04 AM

      Too bad for Sony that they let their greed ruin the PS3 and also by letting Hollywood dictate how they can use their Blu-Ray technology. I really despise them as a company although I love my PS2 for all the great JRPG's. I really have mixed feelings about them. I mean if they didn't constantly try to lock people in with their proprietary hardware and software maybe people would trust them.

      Plus the whole XCP Rootkit CD technology and InSecuROM thing on the PC has really left a bad taste in my mouth. I hope they go under and take Blu-Ray with them .

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        March 26, 2009 5:53 AM

        yeah, and nintendo should get out the hardware buisness too.. amirite?

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        March 26, 2009 5:59 AM

        What's funny is that the 360 has now become the system for JRPGs. How did that happen?

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          March 26, 2009 6:06 AM

          Bribery and debauchery mostly

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          March 26, 2009 6:56 AM

          Does it matter? It's a shit fest of terrible and at best mediocre RPG's. If you can't get good decent RPG's on the system then its not worth bragging at all. I'd rather have just a few good RPG's vs 20 RPGs that are all terrible.

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        March 26, 2009 1:17 PM

        Wow. They did all of that to piss you off, on purpose. Jerks.

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      March 26, 2009 7:58 AM

      This game is one of the reasons I'm still waiting to buy a PS3, because I knew It wouldn't come out for at least 3 years.

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